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John Lennon’s first note up for auction

A note John Lennon wrote when he was 11 is expected to fetch big bucks at a U.K. auction next month (Apr16).
The thank you card the late Beatles star wrote to his Aunt Harriet is expected to go under the hammer for $42,400 (£30,000).
The scrawl on a fold-out note card was written shortly after Christmas, 1951. In it Lennon thanked his relative for the presents she sent him, including a book about ships.
Auction bosses at TracksAuction.com, who have acquired the letter from the rocker’s cousin David Birch, believe it may be the fist note the budding songwriter wrote.
It reads: “Dear Harrie Thankyou for the book that you sent to me for Christmas and for the towel with my name on it, And I think it is the best towel I’ve ever seen.
“The book that you sent to me is a very interesting one. I am at the bottom of page 18 at the moment. The story is famous Ships its all about a man called Captain kidd the pirate. I am on the second chapter, the first chapter is called the Victory and the second is called the Mary Celeste. Thankyou for the red jumper that you sent to me. I hope you have a happy new year. Love from John.”
Bidding begins on 24 March (16) at www.TracksAuctions.com and concludes on 3 April (16).
A lock of Lennon’s hair, cut for a film role, sold for $35,000 (£21,875) at auction in America last month (Feb16).
The Heritage Auctions lot was bought by a U.K. based collector. A German hairdresser kept the tuft of hair from Lennon’s head after giving him a haircut before the Beatles legend started filming comedy How I Won The War in 1967.

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