I always said I was saving this autograph for last in my collection. My ultimate white whale... Grail item... Was to own an autograph from John Lennon. While I will never be finished in this hobby, there is now a level of completeness and honestly am in awe holding these in my hand....
John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Kyoko Ono 1969 Scotland Autographs
Two pieces of lined paper that has been signed by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Kyoko Ono in blue ballpoint pen.
The autographs were obtained by a nurse at the Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie, Sutherland Scotland during the first week of July 1969. The family had been admitted to the hospital for treatment after John Lennon had crashed his Austin Maxi car into a ditch in the Scottish Highlands as they were heading to Lennon’s aunt’s home in Durness to take a holiday. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident. Julian received treatment for shock and was the first to leave the hospital, he was taken to Durness to stay with John’s aunt until he was collected by his mother, Cynthia Lennon. John, Yoko and Kyoko all received facial stitches and remained in the hospital for 5 days. Upon being discharged from hospital John quipped to reporters, ‘If you’re going to have a car crash, try and arrange for it to happen in the highlands. The hospital was just great’.
The autographs come with a letter from the niece of the recipient that reads ‘John, Yoko and Kyoko were holidaying in Durness in the North West of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland where John had relatives. On their way home they unfortunately had a car accident and were taken to the nearest hospital which was the Lawson Memorial Hospital in Golspie in East Sutherland. My aunt was a nurse in this hospital and got the signatures for me’. Each piece of paper measures 11cm x 8.25cm (4.25 inches x 3.25 inches)
CONGRATULATIONS! Lovely items!!!!
Simply amazing item my friend! Love the inscription by Cobain!
Thanks Cogo!!! One of my favorite in my collection.
hi j., wouldn't you have a signed nirvana by all 3 at a decent price? let me know thanks
Forgot to post about this when I received it last year, but like many others in the forum, I finally found my "white whale". I'm a huge Pierre Trudeau collector -- always had an affinity for the man, have had an opportunity to meet several members of his family -- and I had a couple of prized Trudeau books that I was able to get for a significant discount that are among the hallmarks of my collection, but I was still hoping I would find a signed copy of his "Memoirs" book from 1994.
After looking for years with no luck (you wouldn't believe how many copies I opened), I finally had the chance to get a copy at a steep discount last year. I was lucky I swooped in when I did -- someone else made an offer right after me, but the seller trusted me enough to give me first crack at it. (He also had a signed book by our current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, up here, but I had two of them already and didn't want to be greedy, even though it was a stupidly-low for the book.)
In the end, I paid about 1/4 of what a signed Trudeau Memoirs book usually costs, and I got a very nice signed copy with an LOA from the previous owner. Turns out this was a book P.E.T. had signed for a limo driver who was taking him around Ottawa on a publicity tour. This now holds pride of place on the closest bookshelf to my desk.
Speaking about "never actually being done collecting," there are still a couple of signed Trudeau books I hope to find, but I've converted my primary focus over the last year to attempting a complete signed collection of Margaret Atwood's works (about 85 in total -- I currently have one-third of them signed). Depending on how that shakes out, I may do a feature blog post down the line comparing the different "eras" of her signature and some of the rare titles associated with her.