Maccas handwritten poem to pal Spike Milligan fetches PS6k at auction

November 26th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Paul McCartney

London, Nov 26 (ANI): A poem handwritten by Sir Paul McCartney for his late friend Spike Milligan has fetched 6,000 pounds at an auction of the comedian’’s possessions.

On one side of the paper, the former Beatle wrote a ditty called ”The Poet of Dumbswoman Lane” while on the reverse he drew a rough cartoon titled ”The Nutters of Starvecrow Lane”.

Auctioneers Bonhams were expecting that the sheet of paper would only fetch 1,500 pounds to 2,000 pounds.

It sold for the same amount as an archive of his wartime diaries, reports the Telegraph.

The top lot was two volumes of messages from well-known personalities including Sir Paul, Sir Elton John, George Best, Sir Henry Cooper, Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Alex Guinness and Sir Michael Caine, which fetched 6,240 pounds.

His old army belt even made 204 pounds.

According to Milligan’’s widow Shelagh, who sold the collection, Macca often used to drop in to their house in Rye, East Sussex, for a cup of tea when he was visiting a recording studio in the town.

The whole 100-lot auction made 73,000 pounds. (ANI)

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