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July 29th 2011 READING, UK


Rare Piece of John Lennon Memorabilia Goes Under Hammer in UK

A black cowboy hat (Lot 507) and a pair of sunglasses (Lot 515) owned by John Lennon are going to auction at Cameo Auctioneers in the UK on the 9th August 2011 at 11am.

The items were given by John Lennon to his uncle Charles Lennon in the mid 1960's. They come with a handwritten note from Charles Lennon dated 2000, and the items have been authenticated and certified by Authenticate It and can be seen at

This auction also has an incredibly rare first pressing (Lot 549) of The Beatles, Please Please Me album (Parlophone PCS 3042 UK 1963 stereo) with an estimate of £5,000 GBP

Other items in the 620 lot music memorabilia sale include;

Lot 37, a complete certificated collection of the Fab 4 signatures, view at, tag number RW4-CCP-M52-313

Lot 383, a Janis Joplin Hippy Knitted Shirt, worn by her on tour in 1967/8 and worn at the Avalon Ballroom.

Lot 30, Very rare Jimi Hendrix pressing of Cry of Love in crimson with track labels to both sides. Never issued this was a test pressing for the Pink Fairies, 'Never Never Land' album.

Cameo Auctioneers are accepting absentee bids on these items via their website, phone lines are also available.

For more information contact the auctioneers directly on 0118 971 3772 or via email on


Cameo Auctioneers is an established Fine Art Auctioneers with two Auction Rooms near Reading

The Cameo Web Site contains a full online auction catalogue for every sale and live bidding is accessed at Cameo’s sale rate is an impressive 92% of all lots, so if you have anything you would like valued for inclusion in a future sale you can do this by phoning 0118 971 3772 or emailing a digital photo and description to

Of course if you like to attend the auction that’s no problem either. Cameo’s two Auction rooms are situated just outside of Midgham, and the public are welcome to attend the auctions. If you visit the web site you can subscribe to the free Auction Alerts system that keeps you informed about upcoming sales and interesting lots.



Cameo Auctioneers is an established Fine Art Auctioneers with two Auction Rooms near Reading. The company uses online marketing methods to attract quality buyers from all over the world for its specialist sales which are held live in the Auction Room and on the Internet simultaneously.
Recent developments at Cameo have seen the introduction of live internet bidding for their major sales, combined with regular email auction alerts letting people know when the forthcoming sales are taking place.


Jon King

Cameo Auctioneers

+44 (0) 118 971 3772


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