Unlike the leather boots worn by the rest of the Fab Four, the drummer had suede versions of the distinctive pointed-toe footwear with a lower heel. This was so he could use the pedals of his drum kit while performing. Ringo wrote his name inside in biro. The auction, held at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room, was organised by The Beatles Shop in Liverpool. The size-seven boots were given to a family friend by Ringo’s mother and stepfather in the 1960s and have remained in his possession ever since. The sale organisers described them as “worn but in good condition”.
A music textbook from Quarry Bank School signed by John Lennon when he was about 14 or 15 – bought for 20p in a charity shop – sold for £3,000.
Other items included the front door of the Wavertree home where George Harrison was born, which fetched £540, and a Cavern Club membership card from 1963 which raised £570.