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The only Dye transfer print of the famous Sgt Pepper album cover sold by Christies in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.