February 12, 2014 17:05

Jackets worn by The Beatles in 'Help!' movie expected to fetch $115,000 at auction

Iconic clothing to go under the hammer in March

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The jackets worn by The Beatles in their 1965 film Help! are expected to fetch up to $115,000 (£69,000) when they are put up for auction next month.

The iconic items of clothing will go under the hammer at Omega Auctions in March. Taken from director Richard Lester's private collection, staff at the auction house have estimated that they will attract offers of between $82,000 (£49,875) and $115,000 (£69,947) when the bidding opens.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "As Beatles clothing goes, these have got to be amongst the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector. They feature on one of their most recognizable album covers and I have a feeling these could really fly off the block."

It was revealed earlier this month (February 7) that a piece of wall signed by the Fab Four during their famous US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show will also be auctioned off. The remnant of stage backdrop was autographed by the band when they made their appearance on the show on February 9, 1964, watched by 73 million fans, and is expected to fetch up to £600,000 ($1 million) when it goes up for sale on April 26 in New York through the Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions.


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