John Lennon Oversized Drumsticks
John Lennon (1940-1980) was one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most influential bands in the history of popular music.
Though a popular musician, Lennon was also a controversial figure due to his engagement in peace and political activism.
In 2010, over 14 million of Lennon's solo albums had been sold in the United States alone. As a writer, co-writer or performer, Lennon helped create 27 number one singles.
These oversized varnished wooden drumsticks were retrieved from 'The Chapel' at John Lennon's Tittenhurst Park home. They measure approximately 34" and are marked ZIM-GAR. (To give an idea of size, the above picture features a 10p piece at the bottom of the right hand drumstick)
Lennon sold Tittenhurst Park to The Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, however these drumsticks are believed to have been owned by Lennon.
The lot is accompanied by a letter of authenticity explaining how the item was acquired by a consultant surveyor working on a refurbishment of the out-buildings in 1989.
A very unusual novelty item.