Newswire: John Lennon’s sarcastic letter to Queen Elizabeth found in old record sleeve

A letter from John Lennon to Queen Elizabeth II, cheekily returning his medal as a member of the Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire, has been found in a record sleeve in a random British attic. The letter, apparently signed by Lennon, was bought for 10 pounds at a used-item sale, and is estimated to be worth something like $72,000.

A letter John Lennon wrote to Queen Elizabeth decades ago was found in the sleeve of a record in a man’s attic https://t.co/MXuvFe2plX pic.twitter.com/iFVCRoqLPr

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Citing “Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing,” the country’s support of America’s involvement in the Vietnam war, and “‘Cold Turkey‘ slipping down the charts,” the letter purports to return the honor Lennon was awarded, along with the rest of The Beatles, in 1965. According to an analyst consulted by …

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