She was once notorious as sex madam Miss Whiplash but now lives a more serene life as a duck farmer in Herefordshire.
Yesterday however, Lindi St Clair found even she could not cash in on memories, even if it was one of John Lennon.
In 1988 she paid #4,800 at auction for a cheque, made out for #6,946, by Lennon to the Inland Revenue.
She put it up for auction yesterday and was left intrigued rather than smarting when it sold - for just #2,350.
Ms St Clair, who once stood for Parliament as leader of the Corrective Party, campaigned for more liberal sex laws and is now a duck farmer in Risbury, said: "I reckon John Lennon is laughing his socks off, wherever he is now.
"He did not like the Inland Revenue either, so I bet he is having a good old laugh."
Despite making a loss on the item, she said she was happy with the price as she simply no longer wanted the cheque.
After yesterday's sale at the Dominic Winter auction house in Swindon, Wiltshire, Ms St Clair, 53, said: "I want to know who bought it - it's either a John Lennon fan or a Miss Whiplash fan. Very intriguing."
When Ms St Clair bought Lennon's cheque 17 years ago, it was expected to sell for #400 but she refused to back down in a bidding war with the Hard Rock Cafe.