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

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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