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Ringo Starr auction

Published 3:25 PM ET, Mon December 7, 2015
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Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr netted $9.2 million after he and his wife, Barbara Bach, auctioned 1,300 pieces of memorabilia. Starr got more than $2 million for this 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl drum kit. It's the drum kit Starr played during 200 concerts and on most of the Beatles' earliest hits such as "Can't Buy Me Love" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions. Courtesy Julien's Auctions
Starr's personal copy of the 1968 album known as the "White Album" fetched $790,000. The album is stamped with the serial number A0000001, indicating it was the very first pressing of the disc. Julien's Auctions said the sale more than doubled the previous record vinyl sale -- an Elvis Presley disc that sold for $300,000. Courtesy Julien's Auctions
This framed gold record award was presented to the Beatles to commemorate 1 million sales of "I Want To Hold Your Hand." It sold for $68,750. Courtesy Julien's Auctions
Starr was photographed wearing this pinky ring as early as 1961, when he was playing with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He also wore it throughout his career as a Beatle. It sold for $106,250. Courtesy Julien's Auctions
This 1964 Rose-Morris Rickenbacker guitar was owned by John Lennon and later gifted to Starr. The winning bid was $910,000. Courtesy Julien's Auctions