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Frankie Howerd's items auctioned

Some of Frankie Howerd’s personal items are to be auctioned off.

The 16 lots to go under the hammer next month include props used in Up Pompeii!, personal awards and a portrait of him.

Other items include an Omega Seamaster watch which Howerd wore up to his death and a leather doctor's bag in which he used to keep his jokes.

Since his death in 1992, at the age of 75, the items have been kept at his former home in Wavering Down, in Somerset, where Dennis Heymer, his manager and partner, still lives.

The lots will be sold on December 13 by Bristol-based auctioneers Dreweatt Neate.

They include a pair of brass goblets used in Up Pompeii!, expected to fetch up to £150, and a collection of memorabilia from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film, in which Howerd played Mean Mr Mustard, which has an estimate of £300.

The portrait, by June Mendoza, depicts Howerd in a smart grey suit and used to hang over his home's mantelpiece. It is expected to fetch £2,000 to £3,000.


Published: 26 Nov 2005

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