Paul McCartney's Childhood Home Sells for $231,000

Paul McCartney - H - 2014
Associated Press

The Liverpool house sold for $77,000 more than the guide price at an auction held at the legendary Cavern Club.

Another piece of Beatles history has been sold at auction, this time Paul McCartney's childhood home, the BBC reports.

The modest Liverpool house where McCartney lived from the age of four until the age of 10 has been sold for $231,000, more than $77,000 more than its guide price as fans of the Fab Four bid up the value.   

Beatles guide Paul Beesley told the BBC: "This is an important house because it's where Paul spent his formative schoolboy years. "There's an interesting anecdote about the lady who moved into this house after the McCartneys left. She found a Rupert the Bear book in the loft, which was signed with 'this book belongs to Paul and [brother] Mike McCartney'."

The sale took place at the legendary Cavern Club, where The Beatles played many of their early gigs. The winning bid came from an anonymous bidder based in Britain. 

McCartney's childhood home is just the latest Beatles-related real estate to get fans bidding. Last October, George Harrison's childhood home was sold to a Beatles fan for $250,000, while John Lennon's sold for a princely sum of $770,000 in 2013. 

Beatles memorabilia is incredibly popular and even the most unusual items associated with the band fetch high prices. Lennon's handwritten lyrics, artwork and even one of his teeth have all been sold at auction in recent years.