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A cardboard garden gnome that appears on the covers of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and was signed by all members of the band after Peter Blake’s legendary photo shoot for the album cover, is expected to bring more than $25,000 when it crosses the block on April 18, 2015, in Heritage Auctions‘ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction in Beverly Hills. ‘This is a true rarity and a cornerstone piece of any Beatles collection,’ said Dean Harmeyer, Consignment Director at Heritage Auctions. ‘Designer Peter Blake worked with the Beatles to stage the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s, which was filled with life-size cardboard likenesses of famous figures — Mae West, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando — behind the Beatles. Among the smaller items in the foreground was this garden gnome, which appears just to the right of George’s leg.’ The gnome was

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