The waxwork heads from the iconic cover of The Beatles‘ 1967 classic album ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album today (October 28) sold for £70,000.
The memorabilia was part of entertainment auction house Cooper Owen‘s latest Music Legends sale, at the world famous Madam Tussauds in central London.
The waxwork heads were the biggest sellers in the sale of over 250 lots. Other significant sales included two signature Beatles suits (£55,000), a portrait of Mick Jagger by Cecil Beaton (£22,000) and a black leather waistcoat once owned by Jimi Hendrix (£14,000).
“You wouldn’t think that anyone would be willing to pay this much for some wax,” comments Louise B Cooper, Creative Director of Cooper Owen. “But this isn’t any old wax – these heads truly represent a slice of music history. We’re delighted their value was recognised by the lucky buyer.”