Album John Lennon Signed for His Killer on Sale: $850K
Double Fantasy LP has autograph, fingerprints
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2010 9:23 AM CST
In this Aug. 30, 1972 file photo, John Lennon performs at New York's Madison Square Garden.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – Hours before he died, John Lennon autographed an album for his killer—and for just $850,000, that macabre souvenir can be yours. The Double Fantasy LP, signed for Mark David Chapman five hours before Chapman killed Lennon, was found by a maintenance man and turned over as evidence. An autograph dealer who originally sold it in 1999 is reselling it for an anonymous owner, and he tells the New York Post the record has not only Lennon's signature, but "Chapman's forensically enhanced fingerprints" and "evidence markings from the NYPD." Handwritten Lennon lyrics have previously sold for $833,654.

 

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