John Lennon's sunglasses are an iconic part of his image, making a real fortune for a collector. The glasses were now sold for 164,000 euros at a Sotheby's auction.
The glasses were offered to the private driver of the musician, Alan Herring. In 1968, John Lennon left his glasses in the backseat of the car and the driver, finding them and noting that they were damaged, asked him if he wanted him to fix them.
The Beatles member said it didn't matter, because it only served to compose his artistic look and told Herring to stay with them. Now, 50 years later, the glasses were sold for 164,000 euros at a Sotheby's auction, which featured other Beatles items, such as a necklace worn by George Harrison, which sold for 12,000 euros.
"For the sake of my family it makes sense to say goodbye to my collection now while I can still tell the stories behind each object," the driver said in a statement, quoted by Saturday.
In June of this year, George Harrinson's electric guitar was auctioned in London. It was the guitar George Harrison (1943-2001) played during the legendary Beatles tours in Hamburg and was part of an auction dedicated to objects from the world of the show.