John Lennon peace sign sells for $150,000 | Inquirer Entertainment

John Lennon peace sign sells for $150,000

/ 07:08 AM November 16, 2011

LONDON—A placard reading “Bed Peace”, which was made by former Beatle John Lennon during his peace-in with wife Yoko Ono at a Canadian hotel, fetched almost £100,000 at a London auction on Tuesday.

The sign, sold at Christie’s auction house, was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for £97,250 ($153,835, 113,670 euros).

The iconic singer-songwriter made the placard in 1969 during his second week-long bed-in to protest the Vietnam War.


The demonstration took place in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel and followed an earlier event during the couple’s honeymoon in Amsterdam.


Christie’s director Neil Roberts said: “We are thrilled with the results of the Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale which was led by pieces relating to important moments in the development of The Beatles.”

Another bidder paid £34,850 for a letter written by fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, offering an audition for the role of drummer in the band.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Auction, Beatles, Celebrities, Entertainment, John Lennon, Music

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.