A collection of 26 negatives containing rare never before seen photographs of John Lennon will go on display at The Beatles Story this week.
The negatives, which depict intimate portraits of the former Beatle, were bought to a ‘Memorabilia Day’ held at the museum last month.
The owner of the negatives, who wishes to remain anonymous, told experts that the collection had been stored away in the family’s junk draw for around 34 years, and were presumed to have no value.
Many other items were discovered on the day, including a Beatles Christmas Show programme from 1963 signed by all four Beatles, valued at £8,000 and a signed postcard, valued at £5,000.
The negatives, the John Lennon letter and many of the other items are to be consigned into an auction taking place at The Beatles Story in October 2018.
This will be the first Beatles auction to take place at The Beatles Story and will see around 100 Beatles and music-related items go under the hammer.
The collection of negatives will go onto temporary display within The Beatles Story’s main exhibition from Thursday (9 November) for the public to view and enjoy before the auction next year.