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Old Jun 18, 2014, 04:28 PM   #1
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When John's handwritten lyrics to "A Day In The Life" were sold at an auction at Sotheby's in New York, it fetched a high price. What was that price and what color ink was used to write the lyrics?
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Old Jun 19, 2014, 05:11 AM   #2
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A guess. The lyrics for "A Day in the Life" sold for $1.2 million and the lyrics were written in blue ink some corrections in red.
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Old Jun 19, 2014, 06:33 AM   #3
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The lyrics are written using a black felt tip pen as well as blue and red ballpoint pens.

These lyrics have actually been sold twice by Sotheby's (and once by Bonhams). The first time in August 1992 as part of Mal Evans estate, when it sold at Sotheby’s London for $100,000. In June 2010 Sotheby’s NY sold it again, this time for about $1.2 mil, as fg said.

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Old Jun 22, 2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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The double-sided sheet of paper with notes written in felt marker and blue ink also contained some corrections and other notes penned in red ink. The price tag of $1.2 million is also correct. The point goes to hibgal.

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