Sotheby's, London, - famed for its record-breaking art auctions - was the scene May 11 for an auction with a difference - one in aid of World Refugee Year.
SV PAN along lots before sale
CU bridal doll made by inmate of Parkhurst prison
CU tea caddies presented by the Queen
CU painting presented by Sir Winston Churchill
SCU Lady Churchill is audience
LV SOF begins - Churchill painting put up for auction
CU Lady Churchill
LV start of bidding - SOF: "I've had several bids and we'll start the bidding at GBP3,000...GBP3,500...GBP4,000...GBP4,500...GBP5,000...GBP5,500...GBP6,000...GBP6,500...GBP7,000...GBP7,200......GBP7,400"
SV (silent) the Churchill painting
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Background: Sotheby's, London, - famed for its record-breaking art auctions - was the scene May 11 for an auction with a difference - one in aid of World Refugee Year.
Among articles auctioned were tea caddies presented by the Queen, which fetched GBP400, and a doll made by an inmate of Parkhurst prison, which fetched GBP22.
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill went for GBP7400, and there to see it sold was Lady Churchill.