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Scott's slippers sell for 3,000
Sir Walter Scott's slippers
The slippers were sold to a private Scottish buyer
A pair of slippers once owned by Sir Walter Scott has sold at auction in Edinburgh for 3,000.

They were bought by a private Scottish collector.

An ornate belt buckle that belonged to the famous writer also fetched 3,000, while a museum in Selkirk paid 750 for Sir Walter's death mask.

The auction was held at Shapes auctioneers in Edinburgh. Before the sale it had been hoped the slippers would fetch over 5,000.

The slippers were gifted to Scott in 1830 by the daughters of family friend Mrs Cadogan.

Auctioneer's consultant Dr Thomson said it was believed the style of the slippers dated back several centuries.

Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771 but spent much of his life in the Scottish Borders where his historic home, Abbotsford House, is to be found.

He was the author of numerous famous works including Waverley, Rob Roy and Ivanhoe.



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