There's no telling what longtime Beatles fans will squirrel away in old suitcases and shoe boxes, but once they're ready to part with these treasured items, they're always sure to fetch a pretty price.
Included with the guitar string listing, hosted by Special Auction Services, are two letters of provenance from Beatles Book Magazine Editor Johnny Dean -- one promising him a piece of Beatles equipment, and another that accompanied the guitar string -- the latter of which says, "This guitar string came from Paul's acoustic Epiphone and was given to me by him after the Beatles last Recording Session" -- dated February 17, 1966.
Kept safe for over 45 years by the vendor's late cousin, David Cardey, who won it in a competition, all of the items are currently listed in "excellent" condition. As a bonus, the auction's winner will also receive Cardey's original Beatles Fan Club card.
The date on both of the letters mentioned -- February 14 and 17 respectively -- makes it more than likely that the string was used at some point during the band's Rubber Soul sessions, which took place under a thick haze at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London between October 12 and November 15, 1965. As Beatles historians are well aware, recording sessions for the group's seventh studio album, Revolver, would begin the following year.
If you've got some money to burn, register now to take part in the auction set for September 26. The current estimate is between £3,000 - £5,000, which translates to about $3,720 - $7,000.