THE BEATLES | Collection of items from the Beatles' homes
Property of Alan Herring
A collection of items from the homes of The Beatles, comprising:
i) John Lennon's Toaster. A chrome and black Sharp automatic toaster, with original box, bought by Herring for Lennon at Sunny Heights, later given to Herring by Lennon at Tittenhurt Park; ii) Glass cup, used by Lennon and Ono at Sunny Heights as a candle holder in early July 1969, engraved with floral and leaf motifs; iii) Scarf, left by Lennon and Ono at Sunny Heights in early July 1969, woven in black and white lattice pattern, with border and tassle edging, some light staining; iv) black and white photograph of George Harrison’s bungalow at Esher, with negative
Alan Herring notes that "John had asked me to get him this toaster while he and Yoko were staying at Sunny Heights, it went with them to Tittenhurst Park. I went to see them there and unfortunately the toaster had gone wrong, I was unable to exchange it as I’d already submitted the receipt for it to the accountants... John told me I might as well keep it and get it fixed for myself."
The cup and scarf were left on a bedside table at Sunny Heights when John and Yoko moved out after their recuperation period in Ringo’s Weybridge home, following their car accident in Scotland.
Alan Herring had painted a monochrome psychedelic patterned wall on George’s bungalow Kinfauns. He notes "I did it in black and white so that it would look very effective at night when it was caught in the car headlights
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