John Lennon Handwritten Lyrics Sell for Almost Half a Million
The winning bidder came up with $455,000 for the prized rarity. This was well beyond the expected sale price of between $80,000 and $100,000.
The Lennon collectable wasn’t the only big ticket item at the auction. Magician David Copperfield conjured up $231,500 for the Best Director Oscar won by Michael Curtiz for the classic film "Casablanca”.