Peter Byrne—AP
March 22, 2016 5:15 PM EDT

A rare Beatles record, which has been called the “Holy Grail” of collectors’ items, has been sold at an auction for more than $100,000.

The 10-inch vinyl from 1962 was the first Beatles disc to be cut before the band gained national stardom, according to the BBC. It features Hello Little Girl, the first song John Lennon ever wrote, and Till There Was You, CNN reports.

An anonymous British collector bought it for $110,000 on Tuesday, beating out seven telephone bidders from countries including the U.S., Germany and China, according to the news outlet. The record had reportedly been hidden away, wrapped in paper, for more than 50 years before it was discovered. It was found in the attic of Les Maguire, a keyboard player with British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, CNN reports.


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