Julian Lennon's Lennon Connection NFT Collection, an NFT auction held by Julien's Auctions, was a major success for an NFT auction.
The auction presented collectors a chance to join this new developing Lennon Connection NFT community that is shared with Julian Lennon, who owns the one and only physical counterpart.
For instance, KnuckleBonz, Inc., the buyer of the NFT of the Magical Mystery Tour Afghan coat (lot No. 2,) paid $22,400. Lot No. 2 is an audio/visual collectible 1 of 1 Edition. Each NFT is narrated by Julian personally with a specific heartfelt memory (watch video below).
According to Julien's: "Four-year-old Julian Lennon was present on the set of the film Magical Mystery Tour, where his father John Lennon often wore this coat, sometimes paired with pinstripe trousers and jewelry. Though very young at the time, Julian remembers the experience as “a bit crazy.” John also wore the coat at the launch party for the iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
"Collecting this rare 1 of 1 NFT from Julian Lennon himself with the personal narrative he had included in this piece is an opportunity of a lifetime,” says Ashley Simerman, KnuckleBonz, Inc. Co-Founder/Director of Product Marketing.
“This is such a special and rare item; we’re simply ecstatic that we won the auction for this piece of rock music history. The John Lennon 'Magical Mystery Tour' Afghan Coat Exclusive NTF collectible represents everything our company was founded on 20 years ago. At KnuckleBonz, we take great care to create unique, limited-edition collectibles for music fans, but ultimately... we ARE music SuperFans.
“We are actually working on a limited edition, hand cast and detailed collectible statue of John Lennon right now for our Rock Iconz® Collector Series. Every project for us is a true labor of love, so the timing of this NFT artwork auction felt like a sign for us. We are so proud and happy to now own this unique piece of Beatles and John Lennon history; it is such an honor."
Note from auctioneer: An image of the coat, this NFT is a 1 of 1 Edition of the physical item and does not include the physical item. The item is brought to life in an even more personal way through Julian Lennon’s exclusive audio narration, which is minted as part of this NFT. A NFT is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on the blockchain. Julian Lennon is the sole owner of the physical item. The winner of this item will share in that exclusivity of Lennon history as the sole owner of the NFT.
A portion of the sale proceeds from this NFT will be donated to The White Feather Foundation.
PROVENANCE From The Collection of Julian Lennon