A pair of sunglasses (above) once owned by John Lennon sold at auction over the weekend by Sotheby's for $183,000. Referred to as "THE MOST ICONIC SUNGLASSES IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY," apparently in 1966, Lennon was given a pair of round glasses to prepare for his role in Richard Lester's film How I Won the War. Quickly they became synonymous with his image and later his name. Lennon's chauffeur at the time Alan Herring states that "...In the summer of 1968 I had picked John up with Ringo and George in Ringo’s Mercedes and driven the boys into the office. When John got out of the car I noticed that he’d left these sunglasses on the back seat and one lens and one arm had become disconnected. I asked John if he’d like me to get them fixed for him. He told me not to worry they were just for the look! He said he’d send out for some that fit. I never did get them mended I just kept them as they were as John had left them." Herring told the BBC, "For my family's sake, it makes sense for me to say goodbye to my collection now while I can still tell all the stories behind everything,"