A Christies employ poses with “Bed Peace”, a placard by late Beatles singer-songerwriter John Lennon, used during the historic Montreal Bed-In for Peace in1969 and estimated to fetch between 80,000 and 100,000 British pounds (128,000 - 160,000 US dollars) during a press preview of rock and pop memorabilia at the auction house in London on November 11, 2011. - AFP Photo

LONDON: A placard reading “Bed Peace”, which was made by former Beatle John Lennon during his peace-in with wife Yoko Ono at a Canadian hotel, fetched almost £100,000 at a London auction on Tuesday.

The sign, sold at Christie's auction house, was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for £97,250 ($153,835, 113,670 euros).

The iconic singer-songwriter made the placard in 1969 during his second week-long bed-in to protest the Vietnam War.

The demonstration took place in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel and followed an earlier event during the couple's honeymoon in Amsterdam.

Christie's director Neil Roberts said: “We are thrilled with the results of the Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale which was led by pieces relating to important moments in the development of The Beatles.”

Another bidder paid £34,850 for a letter written by fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, offering an audition for the role of drummer in the band.

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