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The gnome, from behind.<br />
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This humble garden gnome might not look anything special but it has just gone on sale with a whopping £17,000 price tag - because it starred on the iconic cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album.<br />
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The cardboard gnome featured alongside a host of celebrities and historic figures including actress Diana Dors, singer Bob Dylan and actor Marlon Brando on the psychedelic cover of the ground-breaking 1967 album.<br />
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Following the photoshoot photographer Michael Cooper's assistant was given the 20-inch tall cardboard gnome as a souvenir by The Beatles, who each signed it.<br />
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Experts at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, have given the gnome a pre-sale estimate of $25,000 - around £17,000 - but say that given the enduring interest in The Beatles it could sell for much more.