The Ringo Starr Memorabilia Auction raises close to $10 million

Music 08/12/2015
Last week the auction for The Ringo Starr Memoribilia collection was held and raised close to $10 million, with proceeds going to the musician's charity, Lotus Foundation.

The Lotus Foundation is dedicated to advancing social welfare including child and family issues, homelessness and substance abuse.

Items that sold at auction were as follows:
- Ringo's original mono copy of The White Album ($790,000)
- The 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit ($2.2 million)
- The Rickenbacker guitar given to him by John Lennon ($910,000)
- Snare drum from the #2 Ludwig drum kit ($75,000)
- Blue stone pinky ring ($106,250)
- Black onyx pinky ring ($100,000)
- RIAA White Matte Award signed by George Harrison ($68,750)
- George Harrison Gretsch Tennessean guitar ($175,000)
- Ringo’s Beatles Road Case ($40,625)
- John Lennon Sgt. Pepper Caravan Panel and Photograph ($125,000)
- Ringo’s Yellow Submarine premiere suit ($31,250)
- Ringo-worn T-shirt ($15,000)

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