AN ANTIQUES Roadshow guests were clearly taken aback when they learned of the enormous value of their John Lennon painting.
The oral valuation makes even more sense, since it was once lost and its whereabouts are unknown.
A crowd gathered like only Expert Hilary Kay had the opportunity to review the unique production on the grounds of Morden Hall Park.
Looking at the ink drawing, she said: “We’ve got here, what I can only describe as, a sensational portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono under the ‘Peace’ sign and lettering. their signature.
“It was a cracked item – how did you use it?”
The guest explained: “Both of my parents worked in television and this has been going on since the early summer of 1969 which we believe is just after the Bed of Peace.
“After they got married, they flew to London to do a series of interviews and my father was filming the interviews – he was a videographer in the 60s – and asked them to sign this right before the wedding. they walked out of the studio.”
He continued: “They had their boomerang limousine in the back and right before they stepped out my dad passed the pass to John…
“He signed it and gave it to Yoko… And this is what he got in return.”
Despite the item’s importance, the owner revealed that it wasn’t always stored as well as expected.
“We lost it until around the late 80s, it got lost and then we found it in the coat closet,” he admits.
“We framed it and it’s been on the wall ever since.”
Leading the way on valuation, Hilary commented: “The attention to this is international and attracts people with deep pockets.
“So I would put the present value, without any question, between £35,000 and £40,000.”
“Wow, that’s great,” said the shocked guest.
While Hilary quips: “Please don’t lose it again!”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/16917998/antiques-roadshow-guest-john-lennon-drawing-lost-huge-valuation/ Antiques Roadshow guest stunned after John Lennon paints, he shortly LOST gets huge valuation