Sir Jimmy Savile auction raises £320,000

A marathon auction of Sir Jimmy Savile's huge collection of mementos and personal belongings has raised around £320,000 for his charities.

Sir Jimmy Savile auction
An auction of Sir Jimmy Savile's belongings took place in Leeds. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Three auctioneers worked in relays during the non-stop, almost 13-hour sale which saw the broadcasting legend's Rolls-Royce go for £130,000, his original Jim'll Fix It chair reach £8,500 and hundreds of smaller items go for hundreds of pounds each.

Even as the hall emptied towards the end of the sale, a Jim'll Fix It badge sold for £2,000 to an internet bidder.

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Jimmy Savile auction

An auction of the late Sir Jimmy Savile's possessions and mementoes is under way. His Rolls Royce was sold for £130,000 to an internet bidder.