Duke of Westminster's Hippopotamus among white elephants

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A soft toy hippopotamus in striped pyjamas sitting among other unwanted items belonging to the Duke of Westminster that will be sold by Sotheby's at an auction at his Chester home, Eaton Hall, on 21 September. The Duke hopes to raise between pounds 150,000 and pounds 200,000 from the 500 lots. The hippo is expected to sell for pounds 10-pounds 15.

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