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Pop culture memorabilia to be auctioned at Christie's in London

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 01:02

June 16 - Memorabilia from music and movies on display ahead of Christie's pop culture auction. John Russell reports.

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Film and music memorabilia from pop and Hollywood royalty is set to go under the hammer at Christie's salesroom in London. Outfits, instruments and film props dating back several decades comprise the 144 lots up for grabs in Christie's 'Pop Culture - Lasting Legacies' sale. A key piece is a rare page of lyrics written by former Beatle John Lennon, which is expected to fetch $170,000-255,000 (USD) at auction. Nicolette Tomkinson, Director at Christie's. SOUNDBITE Nicolette Tomkinson, Director at Christie's. "We're really honored to be able to have this for sale, it's in John Lennon's hand, and it's from 'Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite', from the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club' album, and it's really interesting when you look at it because you look at the title and there's even a spelling mistake in there so I think it really adds something to it." Other highlights pieces include a drum kit used by former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll, which is expected to fetch £12,000-15,000 ($20,400-25,500) and a lace dress worn by actress Grace Kelly in the 1956 film 'The Swan'. The dress is expected to fetch £30,000-50,000 ($51,000-85,000). The items will be sold on June 20 at Christie's South Kensington in London.

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Pop culture memorabilia to be auctioned at Christie's in London

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 01:02