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Ringo Starr and George Harrison's Help! jackets up for auction

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Feb 10, 2014 | 4:10pm EST

Jackets worn by Beatles icons Ringo Starr and George Harrison in 1965 movie Help! are expected to fetch at least $80,000 (£50,000) at auction. The stars donned the tailored blue coats for the comedy adventure and even modelled them on the cover of the film's soundtrack. Help! director Richard Lester kept the pieces of clothing in his personal collection after filming wrapped, but he has now decided to place them up for sale as part of a Fab Four memorabilia sale at Omega Auctions in Liverpool, England. Auctioneer Paul Fairweather says, "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!" The items will be among more than 200 lots going under the hammer on 20 March (14), the 50th anniversary of the U.K. release of the Fab Four's single Can't Buy Me Love.

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