The "Double Fantasy" LP signed for Mark Chapman by John Lennon mere hours before the former Beatle was killed by Chapman, is going on sale.
Californian auction house Moments in Time is selling the album on behalf of the owner, who purchased it in 2003. The record, which bears Lennon's autograph on the cover, also features Chapman's forensically enhanced fingerprints. The marking WJT-2 appears in black ink above Lennon's signature, and is presumably an evidence marking made by the police.
Bob Zafian of Moments in Time, who is also the agent for the seller, has issued the following statement about the record:
"We are very excited to bring such a historically significant piece to the market. I have never come across a piece with such provenance; police reports, fingerprint documentation, letters from the District Attorney, it goes on and on."
When the album was sold back in 2003, it came with a reserve price of $525,000. The current price is only available by request.
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