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A 6 ft 6 polar bear that went up for auction in Penrith has been sold for £8,500.
The private buyer, who is from the North East, has previously been on Arctic expeditions.
He plans to house the beast, which was legally killed and stuffed six years ago, in his study.
A 6 ft 6 polar bear, that was legally killed and stuffed six years ago, is going up for auction in Penrith.
Organisers say that very few others like the bear, which is expected to sell for up to £10,000, have been sold in the UK.
A 6 ft 6 polar bear is going up for auction in Penrith this week.
The creature was legally killed and stuffed six years ago, and has been on display in a private home in the Lake District since.
But now it's up for grabs, and it's expected to sell for up to £10,000.
A letter addressed to a solicitor in Carlisle was the star lot at an auction in London today, when it exceeded the estimated sale value by nearly £1,500.
What made it special was the six Penny Black stamps attached to it.
The letter was posted in May 1840, just five months after the introduction of Britain's first adhesive stamp.
They may have cost six pennies in 1840, but today those stamps and the envelope and letter they were attached to sold for £3,480.
A letter featuring six Penny Black stamps is being sold at an auction in London today and is expected to fetch up to £2,000.
It was addressed to a solicitor in Carlisle in May 1840, just five months after the introduction of Britain's first adhesive stamp.
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