Sir Paul McCartney's legal bid on Beatles auction

Friday, March 21, 2014

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney prevents the family of his late nanny selling off his old clothes in Liverpool amid a dispute over ownership. Sir Paul McCartney has ordered lawyers to halt an auction after his late nanny’s family tried to sell clothes once worn by the former Beatle.

A cape, suit and scrap of paper with three lines of lyrics were due to go under the hammer at the Omega Auctions sale at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. Auctioneers believed the items had been given to the star’s former housekeeper and nanny Rose Martin by his late wife Linda 30 years ago. Following Mrs Martin’s death last year, her family decided to auction the items to provide a potential £30,000 windfall for her grandchildren. But they had to be withdrawn from sale after Sir Paul and his legal team stepped in, claiming that the items did not belong to Mrs Martin’s family Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "Unfortunately, the lawyers have claimed that Paul would never have given any clothing away. "Rose always told the family that it was Linda that had given them to her but as both have unfortunately passed away, neither story can be corroborated."

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Source: The Telegraph

Photo Credit: Steve Wood / Rex Features

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3/25/2014 6:40 AM
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Love and miss Linda !! R.I.P

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