Famous Lennon-Ono protest placard sells for £100,000

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Famous Lennon-Ono protest placard sells for £100,000

LONDON - A placard reading “Bed Peace,” which was made by former Beatle John Lennon during his peace-in with wife Yoko Ono at a Canadian hotel, fetched almost 100,000 pounds at a London auction on Tuesday. The sign, sold at Christie’s auction house, was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for 97,250 pounds ($153,835).

The iconic singer-songwriter made the placard in 1969 during his second week-long bed-in to protest the Vietnam War. The demonstration took place in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel and followed an earlier event during the couple’s honeymoon in Amsterdam.

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