Forthlin Road Door for Sale

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The humble yellow door that once served as the entrance to the McCartney family home at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool is for sale.  Paul’s family used the door daily from 1955 to 1964, and it’s thought that over 100 of the Beatles’ early songs were written behind it.

The McCartneys left the house in 1964 and the property was taken over by Sheila Jones--who, during her time there, acted as an unofficial Beatles ambassador to fans who came from around the world to visit the home.

But in the late Seventies, Mrs. Jones decided to have the house refurbished and got rid of all of its doors, window fittings and tiles.

The door's current owner, Glen South, bought it from her through a mutual contact.

Auctioneer Chris Albury, who is handling the sale of the door at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Gloucestershire, has given the door an estimate of between £3,000 and £5,000 or $7,600 US.

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