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Overall in very good condition for its age. Some expected wear marks and a couple of small holes at

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Jul 31, 2013 07:37:12 PDT
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Seller Notes: Overall in very good condition for its age. Some expected wear marks and a couple of small holes at top front as seen in photo provided.
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John Lennon Worn Hat at Last Official Beatles Photo Shoot - August 22, 1969 Tittenhurst Park as photographed by Ethan Russell.

One of the most recognized iconic and historic images / artifacts from the final day's of the Beatles.

 This wonderful piece was obtained in the fall of 2006 via Bonhams Auction in England and has been proudly displayed in a glass case ever since under controlled climate conditions.


Hat worn for the last official Beatles photo shoot, 1969, black felt, outer band decorated with six metal discs with arrow and dot motif, inner band stamped Stelzig's Roper 5 XXXXX Quality and Stelzig's Saddlery Co. Houston, Texas.

 Bonhams Literature - Lot 254 The statement confirms this was borrowed by John Lennon from Mal Evans. It was worn on various occasions, including the photo-shoot and sequences for the later 'Imagine' film. It was Mal's widow, Lily, who added the purple band which is seen in numerous photographs from the period. This is now missing but the outer band still bears the pinholes where it was attached. Note: Mal Evans was a long time friend and crew member with the Beatles since their early days in Liverpool.  Also see attached photo regarding purple hat band.

The last official photo shoot for the Beatles took place at Tittenhurst Park on Friday 22nd August 1969, two days after their final recording session. Photographers present were Ethan Russell, Monty Fresco (from the Daily Mail) and Mal Evans. Several of Ethan Russell's pictures were later used for the cover of the compilation album 'Hey Jude', issued in early 1970 - images are provided.  Also see -  http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/13643/lot/254/


Comes with original signed letter from Mal Evans wife, the original high quality ornate hat box and literature as provided by Bonhams, and two original vintage 8" x 10" promotional Apple photos of The Beatles with John wearing the hat. Will also provide signed letter of provenance as to my ownership of the hat.  A great investment and a one-of-a-kind music relic associated with the great John Lennon 100% Guaranteed. Its an honor to have been the custodian of this special item these past seven years and hopefully it can be preserved and enjoyed at another museum in the years to come.

Notice! Conditions of Sale - $500.00 deposit required immediatly following sale with remainder of funds due within one week - Paypal or Certified bank money order only.

Important! -  Worldwide Shipping is at Buyers expense and will need to be determined in cooperation with Buyer in the event of a sale (Dimensions and weight of packaged item listed are estimated only) Shipping cost listed is actually not Flat Rate but will vary and is an estimate only depending on insurance requested by purchaser and method of shipping desired.

 Please do not contact regarding reserve price, request for lay away plans, or more photo's. Item is as described and as pictured - All information has been detailed and provided. Thank You.

More info and photos regarding August 22, 1969 photo shoot...  http://www.nemsworld.com/beatles/tit/tit.htm

Will Ship Worldwide.


On Jul-28-13 at 06:36:21 PDT, seller added the following information:

*** Reserve price has been reduced slightly. Please be advised that in the event of the reserve price not being met, this special piece will not be re-listed here on ebay.

On Jul-30-13 at 12:26:00 PDT, seller added the following information:

Clarification - Shipping costs "to be determined" based on buyers location, method, and amount of insurance requested.

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