The Amazing Music Auction (Vol. II) - Auction Closes Sat., Nov. 27th
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Impeccable vintage original circa 1963 George Harrison personally owned and worn stage jacket expertly custom-fashioned by well-known Beatles tailor D.A. Millings, and Sons. A classic light gray mohair and worsted wool single-breasted jacket, with four gray front buttons, this wardrobe piece is nicely accented with a black velvet top collar, with additional hints of black velvet on the cuffs, and front pockets. Inside of jacket features an orange diamond acetate lining, and the piece is in overall impressively fine condition.

During the important Beatle’s time period between late-1962 and 1967’s release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Millings made several suits for the Beatles’ personal, screen, photo, and stage use. The here-offered jacket is a perfect example of this series of "Chesterfield" suits created in a variety of colors for the band following their famous "collarless" design, which had been worn up until that point.

Boasting impeccable provenance, this piece is accompanied by two detailed letters of provenance from “Dougie" Milling’s son, Gordon. According to Gordon Millings, whose father was the tailor who made all the stage and personal clothing for The Beatles, this jacket is authentic and was created by his father in his London shop. Gordon Millings authenticated this jacket in July 2006 and has inscribed his initials on the lining of the inside pocket.

In his letters, Gordon Millings notes: "This design they wore not only at stage appearances and the 'Royal Command Performance,' but had made for their own street wear." He adds: "The black velvet trim on the pockets and the narrow collar are very significant of that year, and the four-button front fastening was very popular. It is also very unique in the fact of the sleeve detail—a black velvet strap sewn into the bottom of the front with a pearl button applied."

Important to note that the jacket’s outer pockets are sewn shut—indicating that it was primarily stage worn as opposed to personal use. This piece was previously on exhibit in “The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition” which toured the United States from 2015 to 2019. An absolutely iconic Beatles wardrobe offering—perfectly encapsulating the “Fab Four’s” famous mod-style suits.

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Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $19,810.38
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
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