Chancellor George Osborne's doodle realises $31,500 in charity auction



2015-06-26 13:09:35

Chancellor George Osborne's doodle realises $31,500 in charity auction

Chancellor George Osborne's doodle outsold that of a famous artist and a former Beatle

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's doodle has sold for 20,000 ($31,349) as part of a February5charity auctionorganised by the Times newspaper.

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The piece shows the Budget Box that Osborne holds up every year when the UK's annual budget plans are announced. The price achieved was reportedly more than three times its estimated value.

Selling as top lot, the sketch beat other celebrity doodles from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and artist Anthony Gormley.

Conservative party members are proving popular at auction, with David Cameron's Fiat 500 showing a 51% increase on estimate in November 2012.

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