John Lennon: A rare and original hand-drawn birthday card to Pattie Boyd from John and Cynthia Lennon, 1968,

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Lot 275AR
John Lennon: A rare and original hand-drawn birthday card to Pattie Boyd from John and Cynthia Lennon,
1968,

£ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
THE BEATLES
John Lennon: A rare and original hand-drawn birthday card to Pattie Boyd from John and Cynthia Lennon,
1968,
the single sheet circular piece of paper featuring an ink drawing of John Lennon seated cross-legged in five various profile poses, wearing sunglasses and a beaded necklace, bearing the message HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTIE from John and Cyn (with the 'J' and 'C' written backwards), accompanied by a letter of provenance, 5 1/2in (14cm) diameter,

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Gifted to the vendor Pattie Boyd - who was married to George Harrison at the time - on her birthday in 1968, when they were all together at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh, India.

    For a similar lot, see Sotheby's first ever Entertainment Memorabilia sale, 22nd December 1981, lot 90 - a John Lennon ink self-portrait dedicated to Mike Love from The Beach Boys.

    All reproduction rights reserved to the Estate of the Late John Lennon.
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