November 2013 Auction Ends Thursday, November 21st, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/21/2013
Coveted instrument personally owned and played by music legend and 1960's cultural icon John Lennon. The first time Lennon played an instrument with a keyboard on a record was for his collaboration with McCartney on 1965's ''I'm Down'', from the B-side to Beatles single ''Help!'' Mason and Hamlin brand reed organ, or pump organ, is made of walnut wood and features a dark cherry finish. Accompanied by a slip inscribed, ''Love to Julie / From John Lennon / xxxx'' in red ink. Rubber lining on pedals has been replaced. Near fine. A Steinway brand piano of Lennon's sold at Sotheby's in 2000 for $2.1 million. Replaced rubber on the foot pedals, else near fine. With provenance from Sotheby's including original catalog and house-issued certificate of ownership signed by Yoko Ono.
Exceptionally Rare John Lennon Personally Owned & Played Musical Instrument -- Reed Organ Made of Walnut in Dark Finish -- With Provenance From Sotheby'sExceptionally Rare John Lennon Personally Owned & Played Musical Instrument -- Reed Organ Made of Walnut in Dark Finish -- With Provenance From Sotheby'sExceptionally Rare John Lennon Personally Owned & Played Musical Instrument -- Reed Organ Made of Walnut in Dark Finish -- With Provenance From Sotheby'sExceptionally Rare John Lennon Personally Owned & Played Musical Instrument -- Reed Organ Made of Walnut in Dark Finish -- With Provenance From Sotheby's
Exceptionally Rare John Lennon Personally Owned & Played Musical Instrument -- Reed Organ Made of Walnut in Dark Finish -- With Provenance From Sotheby'sExceptionally Rare John Lennon Personally Owned & Played Musical Instrument -- Reed Organ Made of Walnut in Dark Finish -- With Provenance From Sotheby's
Exceptionally Rare John Lennon Personally Owned & Played Musical Instrument -- Reed Organ Made of Walnut in Dark Finish -- With Provenance From Sotheby's
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Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $74,535
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
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