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Ringo Starr’s parking ticket to go under the hammer for £1,500 | Daily Mail Online

Ringo Starr’s parking ticket to go under the hammer for £1,500 | Daily Mail Online

Ringo Starr’s parking ticket to go under the hammer for £1,500 | Daily Mail Online
November 29
12:54 2019

A parking ticket issued to Ringo Starr in April 1969 is expected to sell at auction for £1,500

Baby you can’t park that car! Traffic ticket slapped on Ringo Starr’s Mercedes in 1969 could fetch £1,500 at auction

  • Ringo Starr’s car was parked outside his record company in April 1969
  • His driver Alan Herring kept the resulting parking ticket for 50 years 
  • The unusual piece of pop memorabilia is being auctioned next month 
  • Sotheby’s have an online sale of a range of Beatles collectibles in the auction  

A parking ticket issued to Ringo Starr is expected to fetch £1,500 at auction.

It was issued in April 1969 outside Apple records in Savile Row, central London. Alan Herring, who was the driver for Starr and George Harrison, kept the ticket along with a pair of John Lennon’s round sunglasses.

Mr Herring said he usually managed to have a good relationship with traffic wardens – but not on this occasion.

A parking ticket issued to Ringo Starr in April 1969 is expected to sell at auction for £1,500

A parking ticket issued to Ringo Starr in April 1969 is expected to sell at auction for £1,500

The drummer's car was being driven by Alan Herring, who was waiting outside Apple Records on Saville Row for the rock star

The drummer’s car was being driven by Alan Herring, who was waiting outside Apple Records on Saville Row for the rock star

Mr Herring acted as a driver for Ringo Starr, pictured, and George Harrison

Mr Herring acted as a driver for Ringo Starr, pictured, and George Harrison

The glasses, which have one lens and an arm detached, are expected to sell for £8,000 in The Beatles online sale at Sotheby’s from December 6 to 13.

Lennon told Mr Herring to keep them after he left them on the back seat of Starr’s Mercedes in 1968.

Other items in the Sotheby’s sale include a cigarette lighter kept in the car, shirts worn by the band and one of Harrison’s guitars, which is expected to fetch £60,000.

Source: Ringo Starr’s parking ticket to go under the hammer for £1,500 | Daily Mail Online

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