Beatles Help! Jackets To Go On Sale
10 February 2014, 09:00
Jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the making of the Beatles' 1965 film Help! are going up for sale.
The movie follows the band as they flee from an evil cult to the Austrian Alps. The jackets were worn throughout the film on on the cover of the soundtrack.
The jackets - which hasve come from the private collection of the film's director Richard Lester - are expected to fetch more than £50,000 when they go on sale next month.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "As Beatles clothing goes, these have got to be amongst the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector. They feature on one of their most recognisable album covers and I have a feeling these could really fly off the block!"
He added: "The coats are tailored and very stylish and if I had the money to afford them, I would wear them without hesitation."
The jackets go up for auction on 20 March at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool as part of the celebrations to mark 50 years since the release of Can't Buy Me Love.
More than 200 items of rare Beatles memorabilia are going under the hammer.