Saturday 21 October 2017

Jimmy Savile's kilt suit fetches €380 at auction

File photo dated 18/05/2009 of Sir Jimmy Savile reunited with his famous Jim'll Fix It chair, as Sir Jimmy's gold suits, Cuban cigars and beloved Rolls-Royce will also go on sale today as the late DJ's belongings goes up for auction. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 30, 2012. Thousands of items of memorabilia owned by the broadcaster and Top of the Pops host will be sold to go towards his charitable trust. See PA story SALE Savile. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
File photo dated 18/05/2009 of Sir Jimmy Savile reunited with his famous Jim'll Fix It chair, as Sir Jimmy's gold suits, Cuban cigars and beloved Rolls-Royce will also go on sale today as the late DJ's belongings goes up for auction. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 30, 2012. Thousands of items of memorabilia owned by the broadcaster and Top of the Pops host will be sold to go towards his charitable trust. See PA story SALE Savile. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

A SALE of the late Sir Jimmy Savile's possessions and mementoes has got under way with one of the late DJ's Highland suits going for £280 (€380).

The tweed jacket and kilt was the first of 549 lots to go under the hammer in Sir Jimmy's home city of Leeds today.



The auction, which is expected to take at least eight hours, will include gold suits, Cuban cigars and the broadcaster's beloved Rolls-Royce.



The lots include thousands of items of memorabilia owned by Sir Jimmy, which are being sold to raise money for his charitable trust.



His trademark tracksuits and jewellery, including a £12,000 (€15,300) gold and diamond-encrusted Rolex watch, gold identity bracelet and rings, are all on offer along with the first ever chair from his Jim'll Fix It TV show.



The sale kicked off at Savile Hall, at the Royal Armouries, with around 300 people packing the room and many more bidders taking part over the phone and via internet.



Lot one - the Highland suit - was bought by a local man on the front row.



As the auction continued, some items started to soar above their estimates.



A Scottish shepherd's crook estimated to sell for between £30(€38) and £60 (€77) went for £380 (€486).



A tireless charity worker, Sir Jimmy is thought to have raised more than £40m (€51m) for good causes in his lifetime.



He died just before his 85th birthday last year and requested his belongings be sold for charity after his death.

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