London - Two original Spitting Image puppets of UK politicians Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown are up for auction today at London auction house, Bonhams.
The Thatcher item is described in Bonhams catalogue thus, "A puppet of Margaret Thatcher from the TV series, 'Spitting Image', half-length, in moulded and painted foam latex, wire- and air-operated eye movements, clothed in pinstripe jacket, collar and tie, approximately 76cm (30in) high."
The estimated sale price is: Â£2500 - 3500 . Gordon Brown's puppet is a larger, at 37 inches (1000 cm) and is expected to sell for a little more: up to Â£4000.
The items are on sale in Bonhams Sale 15242 - Film and Rock & Roll Memorabilia, 20 Jun 2007, at the company's Knightsbridge saleroom. Interested parties may place bids online at the links below
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Lot 245 - Margaraet Thatcher puppet at Bonhams
Lot 245A - Gordon Brown puppet at Bonhams