Paul McCartney's old school book sold for £46k after bidding war

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

One of Sir Paul McCartney's school books has sold at auction for £46,800 after a bidding war by two fans.

It was snapped up for nearly 10 times its estimate by a UK telephone bidder at an auction of Beatles memorabilia in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

Sir Paul, 76, used it for his English Literature lessons at Liverpool Institute High School for Boys.

A pair of John Lennon's glasses went for £9,600, but a cassette of George Harrison songs went unsold.

Sir Paul's school book was owned by a family, based in Liverpool, who said they have had it "for as long as they can remember".

It contained 22 pages of essays by the Beatle when he was a teenager including pieces about Thomas Hardy's novel The Return of the Native and John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost.

The book also featured a doodle of a man smoking, and critical comments by his teacher Alan "Dusty" Durband. But the Beatle got impressive grades for his work, B- to B++.



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