Entertainment Letter from Paul McCartney to Prince sells for $15K

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    Letter from Paul McCartney to Prince sells for $15K
    By Lindsey Kupfer

    July 15, 2016 | 4:23pm

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    Someone shoveled out a pretty penny for a two-page, handwritten letter from Paul McCartney to Prince, in which McCartney asks Prince to donate money to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

    The undated letter went for $14,822.50 through Boston’s RR Auction.

    “Dear Princely person,” the letter reads. “I know how hard it is to always be getting letters that ask for some favour or another, so it was not easy for me to accept the job of Lead Patron for a Performing Arts School to be located in my home town, Liverpool. But, you guessed it! I did agree to do it, so now I’m writing to ‘friends and all good people’ to try and interest them in the scheme.”

    The letter continues to explain how McCartney co-founded the institute, which opened in 1996. He wrote that he liked the idea of a “Fame”-type school for locals and kids overseas.

    The Beatle continued, “A donation from you would be a great boost to the project, and I know your involvement in some way, would be a thrill for everyone concerned. Hope you didn’t mind me writing this, it’s so long since I’ve written letters I feel like I’m back at school myself. Anyway, one of these days you’ll have to come and teach a class some moves!! Who knows, it may turn out to be something special for thousands of future kids. Thanks for looking at this.”

    McCartney signed the letter and added a smiley face to the bottom.

    It has not been confirmed whether or not Prince, who tragically died this year, donated to the school.
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    Sir Paul seems like a good dude.
     
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    I like his handwriting. Kinda like mine.
     
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    The shit people buy :facepalm:
     
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    yeah, i thought it was pretty cool. paul's my favorite. he's always been the true peace loving hippy beatle, not john. i dig his solo work more than john too.
     
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    Yaaassss to aaalll of this ^^^^

    (Paul's also the one that wanted them to keep working when the rest of them were well over it.)
     
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    actually took me a few seconds to decipher some of those lines:snicker:
     
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    I get that a lot too :down:
     
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    fuck, if i was a millionaire i'd probably turn out to be my own version of kenny powers & buy a bunch of stupid shit like this.:facepalm:
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    @DiamondGoddess knows where it's at.
     
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    I think this letter is cool.

    I'd frame and hang it.
     
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    I wouldn't ever buy anything like that even if I had the money, but it is kind of interesting to see what his handwriting looks like.
    His letters are all so even and flowing, almost decorative.
    The happy face is so silly and goofy. I love it.
     
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    I love that song.
     
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    one of my favorites
     
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    It really does make me wish that I lived in the country.
    I think Linda and living the country life really inspired some of his best songs.
     
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    I would bet 15K that that isn't Howard's writing!
    The drawing, definitely, but the writing, no way.
    And that face is anything but goofy. Ugh.
     
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    "Robin, why is Paul McCartney writing letters for some shitty charity for kids...he should be cutting us a scheck for Biancas Furry Friends....right Robin?"