Grade A Results at Omega as McCartney's school book sells for £46,800

March 26 2019

An epic fifteen minute long bidding war between two phone bidders and a persistent room bidder in our Newton Le Willows saleroom culminated in an incredible sale price of £46,800 for Paul McCartney’s 1950s English Literature schoolbook; one of the star lots at Tuesday’s Beatles Vinyl and Memorabilia sale. The hammer price represented a huge leap from an estimate of £4000 - £6000 and is another huge success story for Omega Auctions and their vendor who was “over the moon”.

More stunning results across the sale include an original pair of John Lennon glasses selling at £9,600 ( all results listed here to inc premiums), a John Lennon ‘Big Top Circus’ drawing reaching £7,800, a similar John Lennon ‘Lady Godiva’ painting making £5,760, a 1960s tailored suit made for John Lennon achieving £4,800, an Abbey Road street sign taking £4,800 against an estimate of £1000-£2000, transparencies depicting John and Yoko's famous 'Bed In For Peace' in Montreal taking £4,320, a brilliant 'Quarrymen' business card raising £3,600 against estimate of £1000-£1500 and a Northwich Carnival and Gala programme from 1963, where the Beatles crowned the 'Carnival Queen' sold for £2,640 against estimate of £500-1000.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather reflected on a successful day; “We’re very happy to see continued success in our Beatles sales, which have always been hugely important to us with Paul McCartney’s schoolbook of course rightfully being the highlight and major talking point of the sale. It’s always exciting to be present at such a fiercely fought bidding war and I’m sure those in the room and online felt the same.   We now look forward to our next sale, taking our vinyl rarities (and some fantastic posters) to Record Planet in Utrecht on April 13th