Musical manuscript of the Beatles song withdrawn from auction in Britain

LONDON, 11 Sep – RIA Novosti, Maria Tobacco. Musical manuscript of the famous Beatles song called Eleanor Rigby removed from the auction of Beatles Memorabilia in the British city of Warrington in connection with the suspicion that it was stolen, the report said the auction house Omega Auctions.

Sheet music manuscript were estimated at 20 thousand pounds, it’s signed by Paul McCartney and Beatles producer George Martin, the score includes the party for four violins, two violas and two cellos. Song included in the Beatles album Revolver 1966.

“Omega Auctions removes from the auction lot number 250, the manuscript notes of the song Eleanor Rigby made by George Martin, the sale of which is planned on 11 September in connection with a family dispute about their owner,” — said in the message.

The auction house explained that the notes belonged to the late Colin Sanders, visionary and engineer-entrepreneur, founded in 1960-ies the company Solid State Logic.

“Omega Auctions believed that notes inherited the daughter of Mr. Sanders after his tragic death in 1998. However, after we contacted his widow, Dr Rosie Sanders, revealed that she is the legal owner of the notes and does not want to part with them. Dr. Sanders reported the theft to the police of the district Thames valley, and out of respect for private family life we do not want to comment further”, — stated in the message.