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McCartney waxwork sold for 5,500

Paul McCartney wax head
The head was listed to sell for between 5,000 and 10,000

A waxwork head of Sir Paul McCartney which was found by a homeless man after it was left on a train has sold for 5,500 at auction.

Anthony Silva claimed a 2,000 reward after finding the head in a bin at Reading station. He said he had been using the model as a pillow.

The auction organiser Joby Carter left the head under a train seat at Maidenhead station on 16 October.

It was bought by an American bidder at auction in Maidenhead on Sunday.

Halloween mask

The wax model was listed to sell for between 5,000 and 10,000.

Mr Carter told BBC News Online: "The sale went well and I was happy with the final price.

"To be honest I'm glad to see the back of it."

Mr Silva had thought the waxwork was a Halloween mask.

The head was made in the 1960s and displayed at the Louis Tussauds museum in Great Yarmouth.

Carter's Entertainment auctioneers sold the item, along with fairground memorabilia.

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