FBI seizes Lennon fingerprint card from auction house

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A set of John Lennon's fingerprints has been seized by the FBI from a New York memorabilia dealer.

Dealer Peter Siegel told the BBC the card was to be auctioned at a $100,000 (£62,621) minimum bid.

The prints were taken at a New York police station in 1976 when Lennon applied for permanent US residence.

An FBI official told the BBC the bureau believed the card was government property and was investigating how it landed in private hands.

Mr Siegel, co-owner of Gotta Have It! in New York City, told the BBC the shop had heard from the FBI when it began publicising an auction of 850 pieces of rock-and-roll memorabilia tied to the 70th anniversary of Lennon's birth on Saturday....

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