A wide array of weird and wonderful items are to go on display today ahead of a major auction next month.
More than 150 lots are to be sold at Christie's South Kensington on September 5 in its Out of the Ordinary sale.
Items involved include a flying machine prop made for the 1985 Young Sherlock Holmes film, which is expected to fetch £50,000 to £80,000, a Triceratops skull and one of the world's biggest caviar dishes.
Here is a list of the favourites on offer:
- 'Waxflatter' Ornithopter from Steven Spielberg's film
Expecting to fetch £50,000 to £80,000
- The Triceratops skull excavated from private land in the US
Estimated to fetch £150,000 to £250,000
- Cygan, a giant robot made in 1957
Estimated at £6,000 to £8,000.
- A marine-plywood model of a rocking horse
Expected to sell for £25,000 to £40,000
Head of sale Charlotte Young said:
The exhibition starts today and goes on for five weeks, offering visitors an exclusive opportunity to view pieces rarely seen on the market.