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Beatles piano withdrawn from sale: Auctioneers

Last Updated: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 22:04

London: A coffee-stained piano used by The
Beatles at London`s Abbey Road studios has been withdrawn from
sale, the auctioneers said on Sunday, without giving a reason for
a decision.

The battered Challen upright piano, which can be heard on
hits such as "Paperback Writer" and "Tomorrow Never Knows",
both recorded in Abbey Road in 1966, was valued at more than
100,000 pounds (150,000 dollars, 120,000 euros).

"This lot has been withdrawn," Bonhams auctioneers said
on its website. A spokeswoman said she could not comment
on why the sale was cancelled.

It was due to be sold as part of an auction at the
Goodwood vintage festival of music, fashion and art in
southeastern England.


First Published: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 22:04

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