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John Lennon peace sign sells for $150,000

The famous ‘bed peace’ sign used in John Lennon’s bed-in protest in the late 60s has sold at auction for more than $150,000. The placard was featured prominently in the video, which was shot in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

A sound engineer reportedly took the sign home, having got John Lennon and Yoko Ono to sign it. He decided to sell it finally, and an anonymous telephone bidder scooped the item at Christie’s.

Earlier this month, a tooth that came from John Lennon’s mouth sold for $31,000 at auction, showing that there’s no loss of appetite for items connected to the former Beatle. The tooth was sold to a Canadian dentist, while it’s not clear whether the ‘bed peace’ sign will go on public display.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.

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