London, South Kensington
5 May 2004
A motorcycle helmet customised with hand-painted landscapes and découpage, signed and dated BETHEL 69, the inside lined with red satin and padded with cream kid leather, labelled Herbert Johnson, New Bond St., London, By Royal Appointment To Her Majesty The Queen, Hatters, with British Safety Standard kitemark label, the front with stud fastenings for a visor
The Collection Of John Alexis Mardas.
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According to Alexis Mardas, this helmet was worn by John Lennon during a holiday in Greece when Lennon was learning to ride a motorbike.
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