Our society is so weird sometimes, the John Lennon’s album ‘Double Fantasy’, that the ex-Beatles autographed for Mark David Chapman just five hours before the murder scene, is put for sale again. I actually didn’t know it had been offered for sale before.
I just wonder how much such a thing could be sold! According to NME, it came with a reserve price of $525,000 last time it was on sale! Right now, the price is only available upon request on Moments in Time, a website which offers rare manuscripts, letters and autographs and other historical memorabilia.
But the album has already had a long story: a guy found it in the front gate flower planter outside the Dakota building where John Lennon lived, and after 19 years, he finally sold it to a private buyer through this same website, Moments in Time,… this place seems to be the eBay for obsessed rich collectors.
The creepy thing is that the cover contains ‘forensically enhanced fingerprints of Chapman’, and it was used as a piece of evidence against the killer by the police and then returned to the owner afterwards.
Bob Zafian, spokesman for Moments in Time and agent for the seller said: ‘We are very excited to bring such a historically significant piece to the market, I have never come across a piece with such provenance; police reports, fingerprint documentation, letters from the District Attorney, it goes on and on’.
Sure but how sick is that? How sick owning such a thing is? And especially spending such a huge amount of dough on it? There is so much anyone could do with $500,000!
But it’s certainly not the only example of this kind, for example, the Hearse that carried JFK’s body after his assassination was listed on eBay for $1.5 million at the beginning of this year… what’s next? Michael Jackson’s Propofol leftover? Kurt Cobain’s used syringe? One of the bullets that killed Tupac? I don’t know why people are interested by this sort of creepy memorabilia…it just goes with our celebrity-obsessed society I suppose.
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