Capitol Records/Universal MusicA complete set of prints from the photo shoot for The Beatles‘ famous Abbey Road album cover sold for 145,000 pounds, or about $227,000 — not including the buyer’s premium — at an auction in London on Friday. The pictures, which were purchased by an anonymous overseas buyer, had been estimated to sell for between 50,000 and 70,000 pounds.

The images, which show the band’s four members walking across the famed Abbey Rd. crosswalk, were shot on August 8, 1969, by late photographer Iain Macmillan. Macmillan was given 10 minutes to take the pictures while police closed the street to traffic. He snapped six photos of the band, as well as an image of a stone wall used for the back cover of the album. Abbey Road, the last studio album The Beatles recorded, was released in September of that year.

The prints were sold by Macmillan’s estate, and each one is signed by the photographer, who died in 2006.

“This set of photographs has triggered a brilliant reaction from the market,” Sarah Wheeler, head of Bloomsbury Auctions’ photography department, said in a statement. “It has been a pleasure to share them with the public at our salerooms, even for a short time, and a delight to see them attain such a worthy price.”

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