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Sir Nicholas Winton's personal treasures sold at auction

Personal and historical items owned by Sir Nicholas Winton were sold at auction on Thursday.

Known as the British Schindler, Sir Nicholas died last year aged 106.

In 1939, Sir Nicholas organised the rescue of 669 Jewish children destined for Nazi concentration camps, arranging for trains to carry them out of German-occupied Prague to the sanctuary of the UK.

The Winton family decided to sell his estate, including his house in Maidenhead, which is now on the market.

Some of the items, including the Winton family cutlery, sold for nearly £4000.

A letter from Queen Elizabeth II fetched £372.

While his personal family bible sold for £1984.

A committee bird, carved by Geoffrey Blacker in Mulberry, bearing a presentation plaque for his 90th Birthday, sold for £360, and a bronze statue of a shackled prisoner of war fetched £450.

Also, a watercolour painted by one of the rescued children fetched £120.

The auction was held at the Swan Auction House in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire.

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