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Friday, 23 November, 2001, 16:11 GMT
Spitting Image to auction bin Laden
Spitting Image creator Roger Law vows never to make another puppet
Spitting Image creator Roger Law vows never to make another puppet
Fans of Spitting Image will have the chance to buy a puppet not seen on the series in next week's auction at Sotheby's.

Creator of the satirical series, Roger Law, will be selling off the latex version of Osama bin Laden.

It is the first character that Law has helped make since the programme finished four years ago.


I hate puppets and I can't wait to see the back of them

Roger Law
Money raised by the sale of the puppet will be split between the World Trade Centre Disaster Fund and the United Nations Aid Fund for Afghan Refugees.

'Last one'

Law said: "It is definitely the last one I will do. Making a joke of something like that is not a bad idea, so that was the main reason we did it."

The Queen's corgis go on sale
The Queen's corgis go on sale

Alongside the world's most wanted man, there will be another 269 puppets on sale, ranging from Madonna, Paul McCartney and even the Queen's corgis.

Last year a similar Sotheby's sale saw 350 puppets raise 370,105.

The star of the last auction was one of the Margaret Thatcher puppets, which fetched 10,200.

Law said there were different models, depended on her moods.

"There was a patronising Thatcher that would talk down to you like your cat had died, a happy Thatcher which we hardly ever used, and an insane Thatcher.

"I hate puppets and I can't wait to see the back of them. I can't think why anyone would want them in their home."

Interest

Michael Heseltine meets his puppet at last year's auction
Michael Heseltine meets his puppet at last year's auction
Kerry Taylor, who is in charge of next week's auction, hinted that some celebrities may try to buy their own caricatures.

She said: "A lot of celebrities are interested in their own images, although I can't say who at the moment.

"Also, a lot of girlfriends, spouses and families are interested in giving a very unusual Christmas present this year."

See also:

13 Jul 00 | Entertainment
Spitting Image sale boosts charity
08 Jul 00 | Entertainment
Like a puppet with a sting
07 Jul 00 | Entertainment
Online sale for TV puppets
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