Church collection box linked to Beatles sells at £1,700

A collection box at the church where Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon played together for the first time has sold for £1,700 at auction.

McCartney joined Lennon’s first band The Quarrymen – which later became The Beatles – in a session at St Peter’s Church, Liverpool, in 1957.

Stephen Bailey, manager of The Beatles Shop, previously said he thought the box could sell for £500.

“Or enough to buy a new church collection box,” he added.

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