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- Posted on Oct 7th 2010 2:55PM by Dan Reilly
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According to the BBC, officials from the law enforcement agency seized a fingerprint card from a memorabilia dealer who was preparing to sell them at an auction. Lennon filled out the card, which had a starting bid of $100,000 by dealer Peter Siegel, at a New York police station in 1976 when he was applying to become a permanent resident of the US.
While the FBI used to have Lennon in their sights for his anti-war activism, they're confiscating the fingerprint set because it's government property and they want to determine how it ended up with in the hands of a music promoter. The unnamed owner allegedly acquired it at a convention 20 years ago and will now have to deal with the government if he wants to try selling it again.
On the card, Lennon's full name is listed as John Winston Ono Lennon and his address is the Dakota building, the famous apartment building where he was shot in 1980. This Saturday, Oct. 9, would have been the late Beatle's 70th birthday.