An auctioneer literally lost his head when he got off a train and realised he had left behind a valuable piece of art.
As Joby Carters got off and walked away from a train at Maidenhead station, he realised he had left a wax model of Sir Paul McCartney’s head on the carriage.
He had been entrusted with the piece of art work by a family friend and had taken the Reading to Ealing train service to get it valued by Peter Blake, a Beatles memorabilia expert who has a studio in Hammersmith.
Mr Carters is due to sell the pop star’s head at auction on Sunday, October 26, and has offered a £2,000 reward for its safe return.
It is believed the head, valued at up to £10,000, was originally on display at Louis Tussauds in Great Yarmouth and was due to be included in an auction of fairground rides and attractions.
Despite frantic phone calls to the train company to try to get it back, he has heard no word yet of the head’s whereabouts.