Beatles jackets go up for auction

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The Beatles "Help" jackets are displayed with a man holding the album cover on which they appeared. (Photo credit: Omega Auctions)

The Beatles “Help” jackets are displayed with a man holding the album cover on which they appeared. (Photo credit: Omega Auctions)

The Beatles  looked pretty hip in the film “Help!” and today, two of the jackets worn in the film could be worth thousands of dollars.

“Beatles for Sale” was the title of the Fab Four’s fourth album. 50 years later, it’s still an on-the-nose phrase, as the coats Ringo Starr and George Harrison wore in the band’s 1965 film “Help!” are set to go on the auction block in March. According to a press release from Omega Auctions, which will host the sale on March 20 in Liverpool, the jackets come from “Help!” director Richard Lester’s collection, and are expected to sell for more than $82,000.

“The jackets were worn throughout the five days of filming in the Alps and also featured on the iconic album cover of the soundtrack. The coats are part of more than 200 lots of memorabilia and vinyl records that will be available. Omega is keeping mum about what else will be sold, but teased, “Watch this space for details of another star lot, a fantastic piece of Beatles history estimated at $82,000 – $115,000.”

Last year, Omega sold 61 images from the band’s 1965 Shea Stadium performance for about $50,000.

Online: Omega Auctions

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