John Lennon's Fireman Coat Sells For Cost Of A Car

The British fireman's coat that John Lennon once wore has sold at auction for $31,250. The blue jacket, designed by Great Goat Fireman, was purchased during an online Nate D. Sanders auction for more than $6,000 over its reserve price.

The garment was featured on the back cover of Lennon's 1969 album Life With The Lions, and was originally acquired by Lennon's friend Jon Hendricks in 1978.

He passed it on to Andrew B. Harvey, who provided the letter of authenticity to the auction house.

In the note Harvey writes, "In 1978 we went to stay with Jon for a few weeks. He told me the fireman's coat hanging in the hall had been left there by John Lennon when he'd called in a few months earlier. I think that was the last time he saw John Lennon."

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