Strange companions await their fate at Olympia's art and antiques fair

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Two of the more curious items at the Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia, London. The stuffed head of 'Colonel Baden', a great dane given honorary rank as a regimental mascot (pounds 3,600), shares a table with an egg of the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar - one of only three uncracked examples in the world (pounds 75,000). The fair, with more than a million antiques, opens today until 13 June.

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