John Lennon’s Copy of The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Fetches Over $162,000 at Auction

The sale price was exactly $162,500 

British Radio X reports that a copy of The BeatlesWhite Album belonging to the late John Lennon has fetched over $160,000 at the Beatles 60th Anniversary Auction For Heritage. This was way more than the starting bid which was $50,000.

According to the report, Lennon gifted the album to his chauffeur and bodyguard Les Anthony, who passed the record on to a relative. According to the auction house: “The LP was re-discovered after a television show named Find a Fortune was discussing rare records and the owner contacted the TV program and expressed his interest in selling the album.

“The program then contacted Mike Vandenbosch of More Than Music who purchased the historic piece.”

According to the auction site, the album comes complete with the original poster that served as a lyric sheet, the four color photos of each individual Beatle, and the black inner sleeves that only appeared with early editions of the LP.

They also stated that “the jacket cover is in overall VG-EX 6 condition with some ring wear, bending, creasing, expected discoloration and staining” while the vinyl condition ranges from “Excellent” to “Near Mint” condition across the four sides.

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