Signed Paul McCartney book makes £1000 for charity shop

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

A signed copy of a book of Sir Paul McCartney’s paintings has sold for £1,000 after being donated to a charity shop.

The first-edition hardback copy of Paintings, a collection of the Beatles star’s artwork, was given to an Oxfam shop in Wirral, Merseyside, by a regular customer.

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is known by staff in the West Kirby shop as “the Autograph Man” after he made donations including an envelope signed by astronaut Neil Armstrong, which sold for £400, and a Marvel comic signed by Stan Lee, which made £195.

A signed copy of another of Sir Paul’s books – Blackbird Singing: Poems And Lyrics – raised £800.

The edition of Paintings was put on sale on Oxfam’s online store on January 30 and sold overnight.

The inscription inside the book is dated 2000 and reads: “Cheers!”

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