John Lennon’s iconic round framed, green tinted glasses were sold at an auction last week. The glasses were once worn by the Beatles singer’s face and sold for auction for £137,500, that’s over $187,000 factoring in the current exchange rate. According to The Hollywood Report, the glasses were found by former chauffeur Alan Herring after Lennon left them in band mate Ringo Starr’s car in the summer of 1968.
“I had picked John up with Ringo and George [Harrison] in Ringo’s Mercedes and driven the boys into the office,” Herring wrote.
“When John got out of the car I noticed that he’d left these sunglasses on the back seat and one lens and one arm had become disconnected. I asked John if he’d like me to get them fixed for him. He told me not to worry — they were just for the look! He said he’d send out for some that fit. I never did get them mended I just kept them as they were as John had left them.”