The eBay auction ended Oct. 23 for the floor piece from St. Peter's Church in Liverpool where, according to Beatles legend, Paul McCartney and John Lennon met and a spokesperson said the church was thrilled at the outcome, which was much higher than expected.
“Everyone at St Peter's is absolutely delighted with the result of the sale on eBay that finished today,” said Donna Jackson, who helped coordinate the sale with the church.
The final bid was £1,750 ($2,829). The block that was sold was one of several from a side room that was damaged by fire in 2001. The damaged blocks were saved and a limited number had been sold previously by the church.
Fifty-five bids had been placed since the auction opened on Oct. 13. The sale price heated up early quickly, which Jackson said had amazed the church. “We thought there would be some interest,” she said last week, “and hoped to raise about £200.”
“We were amazed that the floor block sold for so much,” she said today. “We hope that the winning bidder is as happy as we are!”
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