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Christie's 'Out of the Ordinary' auction

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>> Charlie Chaplin's violin, Queen Victoria's bloomers, and John Wayne's Stetson. London's Christie's auction house announcing its out of the ordinary auction. A celebration of all things unusual and unique.>> So, the first one, I'd love to show you is this 1904 Olympic Gold Medal. It's from the Summer Olympics in St. Louis in 1904 and it was awarded to Robert E Hunter for the team golf.
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Robert Hunter was a 17 year old amateur golfer. And this medal is particularly rare because golf was actually only featured in the 1900 and 1904 Olympic games. And after a 112th year hiatus, actually returns to the Olympics this year in Rio. So, it's a very fitting time to be offering it.
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>> Also, an offer is a one and a half meter high mechanical cork screw and a wine pouring machine. And the bobble hat worn in the British Antarctic exhibition.>> And one of my favorite pieces from the collection is this set of keys from the Titanic. They actually belonged to Samuel Ernest Hemming, who was the lamp trimmer on board the Titanic.
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So he was obviously responsible for trimming all of the wicks on board. But on the night of the disaster, he was responsible for fitting all the lifeboats with the lamps. So had an incredibly important role to play. He was actually one of the last people on board the Titanic just as it sank into the water, but luckily he was rescued on a lifeboat, obviously carrying these keys.
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So they're incredibly poignant thing to have in your hand.>> The items will go under the hammer in September. Expected to go for the highest price is a collection of a 107 of Leica's most important models for up to 450,000 pounds.