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First edition of Fortyman comic fetches record £1m

hop in luvThe cover of the rare 1931 first edition, showing the original price of sixpence, features the ‘Man of Tarmacadam’ driving to another improbable rescue down the Empire’s finest trunk roads.

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Posted: Feb 4th, 2011
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Churchill turd sells for £1m at auction

A massive turd, thought to have been left behind in a lavatory at the War Office by Sir Winston Churchill, has sold for a record-breaking £1million at Christie’s auction house in London.

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Posted: Jun 3rd, 2010
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Newspaper with mistake fetches £250k at auction

A rare copy of The Guardian containing a printing error fetched a record £250,000 at auction yesterday. Some 20,000 copies of the paper were printed in 1992 before the mistake was noticed. Most of the defective copies were immediately pulped but a small number found their way into the hands of collectors.

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Posted: Jul 2nd, 2009
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