GIBRALTAR - CIRCA 1999: Postage stamp from Gibraltar portraying an image of John Lennon, circa 1999.

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John Lennon's Stolen Belongings Retrieved by German Police in Berlin

December 4, 2017

According to The Associated Press, around 100 items which previously belonged to John Lennon have been retrieved by German police in Berlin.

The items were brought to light three years ago after they were reportedly stolen from the New York home of Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono in 2006. Confiscated from an auction house in Berlin, the items include two pairs of Lennon’s signature round glasses, a cigarette case, several diaries, a handwritten music score, a recording of a 1956 Beatles concert, and more.

The investigation is ongoing, but Berlin police have arrested a man in his 50s in relation to the crime, while a second suspect remains in Turkey.

Beatles memorabilia has always been coveted, but as Rolling Stone points out, Lennon’s belongings in particular are some of the most desired and expensive items in the rock world, with a lock of his hair selling for $35,000 last year.