42 years on. Remembering John Lennon.

On this day in 1980 we lost John Lennon.

But we still remember him. Perhaps now more than ever.

To a kid in the 60s, he was the coolest guy in the world.

Funny. Smart. Rebellious. And best of all, he played rock and roll.

Childhood heroes mean the world to you. Most fade away with time.

But a few of them stay with you forever.

You understand them better as you grow older (and hopefully wiser).

And they come to mean even more when they're gone.

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Remembering John Lennon (1940 - 1980). A man we miss more than ever today.

Music & Memory

We often talk about icons. Legends. Those who shaped history.

John Lennon was certainly all of those things.

The cultural importance of The Beatles can never be overstated.

But he also connected with so many people on a very personal level.

He wrote songs that became the soundtrack of our lives, and changed the way many of us look at the world.

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John Lennon didn't just change the world - his music changed the people who listened to it.

So forget the gold records, the documentaries, biographies and exhibitions.

John Lennon's most important legacy is in the memories he created.

That's why his memorabilia is so valuable.

Because collecting is a deeply personal thing. Every piece in your collection means something special to you.

So if Lennon is one of your heroes, and you collect exceptional items...

Here are three very special pieces you can own today.

Original signed artworks

Before John Lennon ever became a Beatle, he was an artist.

In 1964 he published 'In His Own Write', featuring nonsense poems which showcased his humour and love of language.

And he illustrated each of the poems in his own inimitable style.

Lennon drew these two illustrations in exactly the same distinct way.

They could only be characters from his surreal imagination.

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Drawn in Lennon's inimitable style, including his quirk of giving all his characters three toes.

The artworks are drawn on both sides of a single sheet which measures approximately 6” by 8”.

The sheet has been professionally matted, and is ready to be displayed in a doubled-sided frame.

Both illustrations are linked to characters and poems in Lennon's book.

They flow directly from his unique imagination.

And best of all, Lennon has clearly signed each one. 

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This Lennon drawing is identical to one in his book, which accompanies the poem 'I Sat Belonely'.

Original John Lennon drawings are rareSigned examples are even rarer.

So this could be your only opportunity to acquire his artwork.

When the illustrations for 'In His Own Write' went up for auction in 2014, they sold for 

£2.9 million. Smashing the top estimate three times over.

Collectors didn't want to miss their chance to own a Lennon original.

And neither should you.

You can purchase this pair of artworks today for £19,995 ($24,425).

Purchase now

The iconic white Rolls-Royce

John Lennon's white Rolls-Royce Phantom V is one of the most iconic cars in rock and roll history.

From 1966 until 1969 Lennon went everywhere in it.

  • Recording sessions at Abbey Road
  • Band meetings at the Apple headquarters
  • Even his honeymoon Bed-In for Peace in Amsterdam

This car was ever-present during the final years of The Beatles, and the start of Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono.

And this is the original cigarette lighter - authenticated by Lennon himself.

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John Lennon's Rolls-Royce cigarette lighter - authenticated by the man himself.

Lennon bought the Rolls-Royce in 1966 and sent it to luxury coachbuilder Mulliner with one simple instruction.

He wanted it completely white, inside and out.

Just weeks earlier he had met Yoko Ono for the first time, and was inspired by her pure white artworks.

He was a changed man, and the colour became a visual symbol for his life.

During the conversion Mulliner replaced the cigarette lighter and sent Lennon the original silver one.

And in 1969 Lennon presented it to his local mechanic as a gift. He even signed the tag to prove he had owned it.

More than 50 years on, the lighter still retains that original tag.

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A piece of Beatles history - and perhaps the most famous car in rock and roll.

  • This lighter was owned by John Lennon during a pivotal time in his life
  • It's an original part of one of rock and roll's most famous cars
  • And it's personally signed by Lennon with a superb autograph

The lighter comes with a letter of provenance from the original owner's family, detailing its history.

And it's presented in a display case to share with friends and fellow collectors.

This unique piece of

You can own it now for £19,995 ($24,425).

Purchase now

A historic haircut

In September 1966 John Lennon did the unthinkable.

He had his mop top hair cut short.

He was preparing to play Sgt Gripweed in the WWII film 'How I Won the War' – his first major role as an actor in his own right.

Lennon's haircut came just one month after the release of the Beatles pioneering studio album Revolver.

And only eight days after their final official performance at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

The haircut was a truly symbolic moment for Lennon and The Beatles.

They were saying goodbye to the past, and moving into the most creative period of their careers.

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John Lennon received his famous haircut in September 1964, as he began a new chapter of his life.

Barber Klaus Baruck trimmed Lennon's famous hair in Hamburg, Germany, just before filming began.

And he kept a large lock as a personal memento for 50 years.

Today we're proud to say we own that very same lock of hair.

The provenance is unquestionable. The significance is huge.

And now you have the chance to own a piece of it as well.

100% guaranteed authentic half-inch strand from the head of John Lennon.

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A genuine half-inch strand of hair that gets you closer to John Lennon than anything else.

Each strand of hair is framed in a display measuring 7 x 7 inches.

And they come with a Certificate of Authenticity and a Lifetime Guarantee.

These hair strands get you closer to Lennon than anything else.

It's an intimate piece of memorabilia with a truly personal touch.

You can remember Lennon in your own small way.

You can connect with your hero across more than 50 years.

And all for only £399 ($485).

Purchase now

Own your hero

John Lennon didn't just change the world.

His music changed the people who listened to it.

I was certainly one of them, and you may well be too.

Owning his memorabilia has meant the world to me over the years.

Rare items he owned and signed have given me a lifetime of pleasure.

And they can do the same for you.

If you'd like to purchase any of the John Lennon items in this email, don't hesitate to get in touch.

You can email me now at info@paulfrasercollectibles.com.

You can also call me on +44 (0) 117 933 9500.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for reading,

Paul.

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