Beatles Related - John Lennon: Personal Suitcase Used from February 1964-late 1966 and Vanity Case. John Lennon was carrying this suitcase when the Beatles first visited the United States to play the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. The 30.5" x 19.25" x 7.5" case is black leather, lined with tartan wool fabric, and fastened with two brass clips. Also included in this lot is a 13" x 12" x 5.75" black-leather vanity case, lined with lilac moiré fabric and fastened with one stainless-steel clip. Accompanying these two cases are excellent provenance: a signed, handwritten note from John's first wife, Cynthia Lennon; the hardcover book The Unseen Beatles, by Bob Whitaker, which includes a photo of the suitcase on page 120; and a booklet on the Beatles' first US visit, featuring a photo of the Fab Four with the suitcase at JFK Airport in New York on February 7, 1964. Also included are a previous auction catalog including a description of the suitcase, and the February 1997 issue of Beatles Memorabilia, featuring a listing of the suitcase. This is an extraordinary opportunity for the Beatles collector to own a major John Lennon item that was there when Beatlemania began! Both cases are in very good condition with some wear and tear from the two years-plus that Lennon used them on tour.

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