26th October 2017 – for immediate release
RARE NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES OF JOHN LENNON ARE UNCOVERED AT THE BEATLES STORY, LIVERPOOL
FOR AUCTION WITH JULIEN’S AT THE BEATLES STORY NEXT YEAR OCTOBER 2018
A collection of 26 negatives containing rare never before seen photographs of John Lennon fromFebruary 1970 have been uncovered at The Beatles Story.
The negatives, which depict intimate portraits of the former Beatle, were bought to a ‘Memorabilia Day’ held at The Beatles Story on Wednesday (25th October), an event where members of the public were being offered free valuations from leading celebrity memorabilia experts Julien’s Auctions.
Darren Julien, President/CEO of Julien’s Auctions estimated that the collection could sell for over £10,000 at auction. He said: “It’s not often when you find images of John Lennon that have neverbefore been seen by the public. These 26 images/negatives of John Lennon are a rare find”.
The owner of the negatives, who wishes to remain anonymous, told experts that the collection had been stored away in the family’s junk draw for around 34 years, and were presumed to have no value.
Many other items were discovered on the day, including a Beatles Christmas Show programme from 1963 signed by all four Beatles, valued at £8,000 and a signed postcard, valued at £5,000.
These join the letter found at last year’s event, written by John Lennon and addressed to The Queen, the document explains the singer’s reasons for returning his MBE and was valued by Julien’s at around £60,000.
The negatives, the John Lennon letter and many of the other items are to be consigned into anauction taking place at The Beatles Story next year, in October 2018. This will be the first Beatles auction to take place at the award-winning Liverpool attraction and will see around 100 Beatlesand music-related items go under the hammer.
The collection of negatives will go onto temporary display within The Beatles Story’s main exhibition from Thursday 9th November 2017, for the public to view and enjoy before the auction.
For more information about The Beatles Story and to purchase tickets please visit:beatlesstory.com
For further information please contact Dave Milner or Diane Glover at The Beatles Story, Liverpool:
Tel: 0151 705 6611
Notes to Editor
About The Beatles Story:
The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage waterfront at the Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an immersive journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the world’s greatest band.
Join The Beatles on their journey; first conquering Liverpool, and then the world, through recreations of key locations from the band’s career including The Casbah Club, The Cavern Club, and Abbey Road Studios.
Multi-media audio guides are available in ten different languages including Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese, French and German, and are beautifully narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia. The FREE guide is packed with information, imagery, and features video interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, giving visitors a unique insight into the story of the Fab Four.
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