How much is John Lennon Autograph worth? The Beatles signatures
Find out How much is John Lennon Autograph worth? The Beatles signatures and autograph value.
John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist who rose to international prominence as the Beatles’ founder, co-composer, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist. In his music, writing, and paintings, as well as on film and in interviews, Lennon was known for his rebellious attitude and biting humour. His song writing collaboration with Paul McCartney is still one of the most successful in history.
Autograph Value John Lennon
Lennon, who was born in Liverpool, became part in the skiffle craze as a teenager. He established the Quarrymen in 1956, which later became the Beatles in 1960. He was known as “the intellectual Beatle” and served as the group’s de facto leader until McCartney took over. In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, two collections of nonsense writings and line drawings, were published by John Lennon in the mid-1960s. His songs were taken as anthems by the anti-war movement and the greater counterculture, beginning with “All You Need Is Love.” In 1969, Lennon formed the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, multimedia artist Yoko Ono, and staged the two-week-long anti-war protest Bed-Ins for Peace before leaving the Beatles to pursue a solo career.
Between 1968 and 1972, Lennon and Ono worked on a number of albums together, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, his solo debut John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and the international top 10 singles “Give Peace a Chance,” “Instant Karma!”,” “Imagine,” and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” His criticism of the Vietnam War led to a three-year campaign by the Nixon administration to deport him after he moved to New York City in 1971. Between 1973 and 1975, Lennon and Ono split up, during which time they recorded chart-topping duets with Elton John (“Whatever Gets You Through the Night”) and David Bowie (“Fame”). In 1980, Lennon returned to music after a five-year break. Three weeks after the album’s release, he was shot and assassinated by a Beatles fan named Mark David Chapman.
Price of a John Lennon signature
Signatures from different years have different valuations. John Lennon and the Beatles were more accessible during the early 60’s. This meaning they were more autographs available from these dates. During the late 70’s Lennon was harder to obtain and rarely made appearances so these later autographs do tend to go for more money.
As of 2022 this is our valuations of a John Lennon autograph:
1963-1964: £1200 – £1400
1965-1967: £1300 – £1700
1968 – 1970: £1500 – £2000
1971 – 1975: £1800 – £2400
1976 – 1980: £2000 – £5000
Please note, condition makes a massive difference and also dependant on what the item is that’s signed. Signed photos and albums are more desirable for collectors.
Previous sold prices and images of genuine Lennon Autographs
Please Please Me signed in 1963 sold for £7800 in August 2021
In His Own Write book signed by John 1964. Sold for £5800 in July 2021
John Lennon signed Letter from 1968 – £5000 June 2021
John and Yoko autographs from August 1971 sold for £3500 in April 2022
Autograph from Feb 1972 sold for £1688 in May 2022.
Walls and Bridges album signed in 1976 sold for £13,000 in August 2021
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