THE BEATLES | Ronson cigarette lighter; Petri Half 7 Camera & Solid State DC3 Flash; leather writing case & small case
Property of Alan Herring
Property of Alan Herring
THE BEATLES AND OTHERS
A collection of personal items, comprising:
i) Ronson Varaflame flint-action gas cigarette lighter, chrome and leather finish, 70mm length, scuffed ("...I kept this lighter with me at all times for the Beatles’ use rather than my own... they always knew if I was driving them in their cars or wherever we were together, they could get a light from me...", Alan Herring)
ii) Petri Half 7 compact camera, Japan, 1962, with Sunpak DC3 flash gun, used by Herring and Ringo Starr on the QE2, 1968
iii) Connoisseur tawny leather writing case, a 21st birthday gift to Herring from Ringo Starr
iv) Sheet of ModBod Stick-Ons, 1967
v) Olive leather briefcase, left by Peter Sellers at Brookfield Cottage and subsequently given to Herring
vi) Linguaphone: Cours de François, set of LP vinyl records (14 of 16), in original carry-case, a gift from Peter Sellers ("...Peter knew that my girlfriend at this time was French, and told me to keep the records as I had a good reason for using them... the spoof French accent for Peter’s role as Inspector Clouseau might have been conceived by listening to these records!...", Alan Herring)
“This lot is accompanied by a letter of provenance.”
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