A page of simple doodles drawn by Amagansett rocker Paul McCartney when he was just a teenager recently sold for £3,137 [$5,658] by British auction house PFC Auctions. Scroll down to view the drawing or click here for an image and all the auction details at pfcauctions.com.
Three bidders battled it out for the rare collection of sketches and facial studies, including a cartoon portrait of Adolf Hitler. The auction started with a minimum bid of £1,000 and it closed on February 28.
McCartney‘s drawings are on a single sheet of paper measuring approximately 12.5 x 8 inches and date to the late 1950s when he was a teen studying at the Liverpool Institute. The bottom right hand corner of the page is missing, but otherwise it remains in good condition.
McCartney has since pursued his interest in painting and the visual arts. In 1999 he had a solo exhibition called Paul McCartney: Paintings in Germany, in 2002 he showed a large collection of paintings at Walker Gallery in Liverpool, and editions of his work are available at McCartneyArt.com.
PFC Auctions, a division of Paul Fraser Collectibles, often has music memorabilia among its available lots. The dealer is currently selling the album cover of A Hard Day’s Night signed by all four of The Beatles for £35,000. Only 8-10 signed copies exist, according to a company spokesman. Interested buyers can view the listing here or scroll down to get a look at this rare piece of music history.