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Howerd memorabilia auctioned off
Frankie Howerd in Up Pompeii!
Howerd was best known for playing Lurchio in Up Pompeii!
Favourite possessions of comedy icon Frankie Howerd have been sold at auction for a total of 7,165.

Fans of the Up Pompeii! star packed the Dreweatt Neate auction room in Bristol on Tuesday to watch bidding for 15 lots from his past.

Among the items, a leather joke bag known as his travelling companion sold for 320 and a portrait by royal artist June Mendoza went for 2,500.

The items had been stored at his former Somerset home since his death in 1992.

A spokeswoman for the auctioneers said: "The auction room was full and there were a lot of people bidding for all the lots.

"Frankie Howerd is evidently still a very popular man."




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