Sunday February 16, 2020

Celeb cachet lights up sale of the unexpected

Sartorial highlights include John Lennon’s cufflinks and the Duchess of Windsor’s ear clips

4th September, 2016
John Lennons cufflinks (£8,000-£12,000)

Christie’s 250th anniversary Out of the Ordinary sale does exactly what it says on the tin. This year, there’s a bonanza in the shape of the David Gainsborough Roberts Collection.

Roberts’ compulsion began aged nine when an aunt gave him a fragment of Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory. His first career choice was acting, followed by spells as a professional wrestling promotor and a music promotor before the penny dropped, and he...

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