Rare Beatles Letter Sells for Almost 60K

Last month we reported that a rare letter written by Paul McCartney to an unknown drummer was heading to the auction block.

The letter, about the Beatles looking for a drummer, was dated August 12, 1960, 2 years before the band ousted drummer Pete Best in favour of Ringo Starr.
Initial auction estimates had valued the letter at 7,000 pounds (roughly $11,300 Cdn.) however when the hammer finally fell on the auction the winning bid came in at 34,850 pounds which equates to nearly $57,000 Canadian.

Auction house Christies said that the letter went to a European buyer who placed his bid over the phone.

This auction comes on the heels of another piece of Beatles memorabilia, one of John Lennon’s teeth, which recently sold for a whopping $31,200, nearly doubling its auction estimate.