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Friday 13 December 1996
At Christie's in London, a 400-year-old gold ring found in a field in near Foulsham, Norfolk, fetched pounds 20,700.Research had established that the original owner was probably a Thomas Anguishe of Fowlsham (sic), mayor of Norwich in 1611, or his son.
In a sale at Swindon, the top tier of the Duke and Duchess of York's 1986 wedding cake sold for pounds 860, The 10-inch-square off-white decorated tier featuring the entwined initials AS was bought by John Bell, a magazine editor in Florida, for a competition. In June he paid pounds 640 for a piece of the Prince and Princess of Wales's wedding cake.
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Rumours that the star wants to move on to pastures new
Comedian says he 'never laughed as hard as I have writing with Rik'
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Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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