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Art and antiques draw in the crowds

17 July 2009

Pencil drawing of people© InfoDonations from royal photographer Lord Snowdon helped the Chelsea charity shop raise just under £3,000 at its art and antiques sale on 9 July.

The celebrated photographer’s set of three illustrations and a photograph of the royal family sold for £200.Other items donated by local artists and customers included an 18th-century wool tapestry costing £300 and a beautiful painting of two greyhounds chasing a fox.

Generous donations

Alexandra Hicks, assistant manager, said: “The sale went really well – there was already a queue of people when we opened up. We’re so grateful for all our customers’ generous donations – and the 100 people who came along to the sale.”

The sale also included china donated by the Waterford Wedgwood company after it went into administration earlier this year.

A further sale of Waterford Wedgwood products is being held at the Red Cross charity shop in Romsey, Hampshire, on Thursday 6 August. Browse the collection at the shop at 18 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BW between 9am and 5pm.

All Red Cross charity shops rely on donations from the public, with all profits going to support our work in the UK and overseas.

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