A life-size wax model of statesman Sir Winston Churchill has been sold at auction for just short of £20,000.
The figure went to a mystery buyer
The 5ft 8in figure went to a mystery buyer from Lincolnshire at the sale in South Cerney near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on Thursday.
The waxwork, known as a glass-eyed portrait, is dressed in a frock coat and bow tie.
It dates from the time of Churchill's second spell as prime minister in 1951. The piece eventually sold for £19,892.
Auctioneer Dominic Winter said: "We are absolutely delighted with the price that the waxwork fetched.
"It went for more than half the price we expected and bidding was extremely vigorous.
"Luckily it went to a gentleman who has bought Churchill goods in the past from us so we know he'll be going to a good home."
Specialist valuer Chris Abury added: "In total, seven glass-eyed portraits were made during his lifetime and this last version is considered the best, remaining on display until his death in 1965.
"It's a great, fun piece though he's been spooking some customers and staff during the last month that he's been standing in our reception area."
Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister from 1940 until 1945 during which time his courage and leadership inspired the nation during World War II.
He completed a second stint as prime minister, holding top office from 1951-55.