By: Gary Graff
British artist Peter Blake's collage that was used as an insert for the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album in 1967 has sold for nearly $88,000 at auction in Britain.
The original collage -- which features cut-out images of the fictional Sgt. Pepper along with his moustache, shoulder stripes, a couple of medallions and a photo of the Beatles in their military-style uniforms -- was signed by Blake for the wife of architect Colin St. John Wilson. Copies of the collage were included in copies of the "Sgt. Pepper's" album.
The winning bid was $87,589, according to Sotheby's in London. Blake also designed the famed "Sgt. Pepper's" album cover.
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