The copy of Double Fantasy that John Lennon signed for his murderer Mark David Chapman less than six hours before he was killed is up for sale, according to The New York Daily News. The LP, which was left behind after Chapman was arrested for killing the 40-year-old Lennon on December 8th, 1980 outside his home on the Upper West Side at Manhattan's luxurious Dakota Apartments, was discovered by "a building superintendent (who) found the album in a flower planter outside the Dakota. The man who retrieved the album turned it into police, who used it as evidence against Chapman." Although the album was later returned to the man with thanks from the District Attorney, the LP -- which is believed to be Lennon's second to last autograph -- was sold for $150,000 in 1999. In 2010, the album sold for a whopping $850,000 by an anonymous seller.
Gary Ziamet, the owner of the Moments in Time auction house told The News: "The (album) cover and dust jacket feature Chapman’s forensically enhanced fingerprints, and a police evidence marker. The item also comes with police reports and the district attorney's letter. It's being offered up for $1.5 million. It's the most incredible artifact in rock and roll history. There's no question."
THIS IS THE HISTORIC PICTURE OF LENNON SIGNING THE ALBUM FOR THE MAN WHO ULTIMATELY WOULD KILL HIM