1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono "Bed In" Sign
I bought it in an auction about 27 years ago.
And the next question is, how much did you pay for it?
Believe it or not, it started at $300, the bidding, and I got it for $400.
Well, we put your magazine out here to set the context for it because it just looks like a scribble on a piece of paper. But we do see that there's John Lennon and Yoko Ono signatures on it with his little face that he would draw with he and Yoko. But the more important thing about this piece is not just the signatures; it's the fact that we have this photo of it sitting at their Bed-in in 1969. They were protesting the Vietnam War and wanted peace. They were going to have the Bed-in in New York, but because of his cannabis conviction, he wasn't allowed back in the country, so they decided to go up to Montreal. And during these days there, they had a number of guests come. They had Timothy Leary, and Murray the K is one of the people that came to visit. So this is the sign hanging on the wall over here saying that Murray the K comes on Monday. The most important thing is that recently, a couple of pieces have sold from the same Bed-in room, and the most prominent one is the one that said "Hair Peace" that was on the window that we can just barely see on the corner, upper right corner there. And that one did very well. I would say at auction, conservatively, given the context on this, they would probably put anywhere between $50,000 and $75,000 on it.
The "Hair Peace" sign that was 22 inches by 28 inches that we see on the window was a bit more prominent-- it was on the wall right behind the bed-- that piece sold for $187,000. Yeah. So things have changed since you bought it back in 1982.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Anything that you can tie back to this particular event.
Thank you, I'm in a state of shock. That's great news. Thank you so much.
I saw your knees go out a little bit there for a second.
They did, they did, Laura.
I'm glad you held on.
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