Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Imagine all the artwork: Lennon trove auctioned

NEW YORK - The whimsical drawings and manuscripts John Lennon produced for his two critically acclaimed books are skyrocketing past their pre-sale auction estimates.

Sotheby's is selling the 89-lot collection from Lennon's "In His Own Write" and "A Spaniard in the Works."

"The Fat Budgie," a beloved nonsensical poem with the title written on the margin, went for $143,000 on Wednesday. It had been estimated to bring up to $35,000. A handwritten manuscript called "I Sat Belonely" went for $137,000. It was expected to fetch up to $35,000.

A corrected typescript titled "Neville Club" sold for $10,000, within its presale estimate.

Sotheby's says it's the largest private collection of Lennon's work to come to market. The books' British publisher, Tom Maschler, has owned the material for a half-century.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha e0f7675c700e4d07a3c6f36efe92781b
Top Classifieds
  • HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised, Best H ... Details
  • Registered German ShortHair Pointer P ... Details
  • Downsizing Due To HealthAntique furni ... Details
  • Dining Room Suite Duncan Phyfe 270-33 ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in pl ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • 2BR 1BA 1 1/2 Acres Graves Co. 2357 S ... Details
  • '01 Daewoo Leganza 58Kmi, $9 ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Quotes of note
Some of the notable comments by people
in the news in the Sun during the past week:
  2. Red tape creating unfriendly business climate
  3. Emails bedevil Dems on eve of convention
  1. Intern's incompetence hurting small business
  2. MSU hosting hemp program on August 4
  3. Trump wants more scrutiny for countries hit by attacks
  1. Quotes of note
Some of the notable comments by people
in the news in the Sun during the past week:
  2. Red tape creating unfriendly business climate
  3. Emails bedevil Dems on eve of convention
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...