The jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the 1965 film, Help!
, are set to be sold at auction next month, along with approximately 200 other items of Beatles-related memorabilia. As reported by the BBC
, the garments came from director Richard Lester’s private collection. Both jackets were also worn by Harrison and Starr on the cover of the Help!
soundtrack album. Staff at Omega Auctions estimate that the iconic clothing items will fetch between $82,000 and $115,000. “As Beatles clothing goes, these have got to be amongst the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector,” said auctioneer Paul Fairweather. “They feature on one of their most recognizable album covers and I have a feeling these could really fly off the block.”
Earlier this month it was revealed that a chunk of wall signed by the Fab Four during their debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show will be auctioned off as well. The wall piece—actually a remnant of a stage backdrop—goes up for sale on April 26 in New York, through the Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions. The auction of the Help! jackets is set for March 20 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.