Published Oct 24, 2008You can rest easy now McCartney fans: Maccas wax head has been recovered. As we reported earlier this week, a lifelike waxwork head of former Beatle Paul McCartney was recently lost on a train in the UK, forcing its owner to put up a $4,100 reward for its safe return. Well, a homeless man in Reading, England, has now scooped up that hefty hunk of cash.
The man, Anthony Silva, found Sir Pauls head at a local train station after its keeper Joby Carter lost it on October 16. Silva told the Daily Star that he found the mop top staring up at him from the bottom of a garage can and initially thought it was a Halloween mask. Soon he realized it was the missing head and contacted Carter for his just reward.
"It's just what I need and I hope my luck has changed for the better," Silva told the newspaper.
Carter said he plans to make back the $4,100 hes out when the wax McCartney figure is auctioned off this Sunday (October 26). "I'll be gutted if it only goes for peanuts now," he said. "With the interest we've had I'm confident it may go for more than £10,000."