Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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John Lennon - currency receipt, 1969

John Lennon signed currency receipt, 1969

A printed receipt, signed John Lennon and addressed 3 Savile Row all in blue ink. Lennon has also written his passport number 182935, on the designated line. The figure of £125-10-0 is written, in another hand, at the top of the receipt.The signature was obtained by the consignee when she worked as a teller on a foreign currency exchange at Heathrow Airport, in 1969. In order to exchange any foreign currency a UK traveller needs to provide their address and passport details before any transaction can take place. Mounted, framed and glazed.Condition: some natural fading to signature. Creasing and markings to receipt.Receipt measures approx. 3 x 3 inch (8 x 8 cm)A letter from the original owner of the piece accompanies the lot, in which she explains "In 1969 John Lennon travelled to India on a spiritual voyage but even the legend himself, upon his return, engaged in the most normal and routine of day to day activities, that of changing foreign currency. At the time I was working as a teller in the Heathrow branch of Midland Bank, and it just so happened that Mr Lennon came to my counter with fistful of Rupees. As requested, I change the Rupees into Pound Sterling following the normal procedure at the time, which required me to ask for his address and passport number." She further explains that Lennon did not want this receipt, and with approval from her manager she got to keep it.

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