Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien’s Auctions
Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World
George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar, purchased by the late Beatle in 1963, sold for $657,000 at a Music Icons, Rebels & Legends Auction held May 17 by Julien’s Auctions (of Beverly Hills), in New York City. Also, Lady Gaga’s 1990 red Rolls-Royce Corniche III luxury automobile sped away for $125,000; Elvis Presley’s 1955 contract with his manager, Col. Tom Parker, garnered $93,750; Johnny Cash’s Martin acoustic guitar rose to $12,500; and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler’s organ garnered $28,125. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.