Buckingham Palace sentry box achieves 114% increase on estimate

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2015-06-26 13:36:52

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Buckingham Palace sentry box achieves 114% increase on estimate

The wooden sentry box stood outside Buckingham Palace until 1992

A sentry box that stood outside Buckingham Palace has realised 15,000 ($24,786) at Bonhams London - an increase of 114.2% on a 7,000 ($11,487) estimate.

It sold as part of the Gentleman's Library auction on January 29.

Buckingham Palace sentry boxThe sentry box was used by palace guards to shelter from the rain

It would have been used by soldiers sheltering from the rain while on guard duty, and was in operation at the palace up until it was decommissioned in 1992.

After this time it was gifted to Sir Blair Stewart Wilson - a former army officer and member of the royal household.

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