John Lennon's Pan Am Airways bag achieves $7,000

A Pan Am Airways bag given to John Lennon when the Beatles flew to America in 1964 has sold for £4,000 ($6,700) at Special Auction Services in Berkshire, UK.

Lennon Pan Am
Lennon was given the bag on his first flight to the US in 1964

The lot was given to the singer's uncle on his return from the states, who wrote in a letter of provenance: "John gave the bag to me on his first visit back to Liverpool after that trip - may have been the Hard Day's Night premiere."

Alan Pritchard, Special Auction Services' music and entertainment specialist, told the BBC prior to the sale: "I have dealt with lots of Beatles stuff in the past and it is usually very popular. 

"This bag is a typical bag which would have been given out on the flights, but it just happens to have belonged to John Lennon and that's what make it special."

We have this customs document signed shortly before Lennon's murder in 1980.

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