Beatle's schoolboy photo auction

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A schoolboy Paul is seen engrossed in a comic surrounded by classmates from Joseph Williams School, Liverpool, in the picture, taken in 1952.

A woman recently took it into The Beatles Shop - a few metres away from the original Cavern Club in Liverpool.

It will be among 315 items of Beatles memorabilia auctioned on 29 August.

'Truly amazing'

The haul also features a class photograph of drummer Ringo Starr, aged eight, sitting smartly dressed in shorts and a black jacket at St Silus School.

"It's the earliest class photo [of Ringo] we have," said Stephen Bailey, manager of The Beatles Shop, which is organising the auction.

Also on sale is a lithograph of producer Sir George Martin's score for the Beatles song Yesterday...

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