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Sign In Register « Previous « Previous Next » Next » View Gallery Published Date: 12 August 2009 By LUCINDA CAMERON THE original manuscript of Auld Lang Syne has gone on display ahead of an auction of historical treasures.

The Robert Burns work may fetch as much as £50,000 when it goes under the hammer in Bonhams' Scottish sale later this month.


Butthe buyer will not be able to take it home. Instead they will be"patron" of the 18th-century manuscript, which will be kept in the newRobert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayrshire.


A Bible owned by Burns in the later stages of his life also went on show.


TheBible is preserved in a velvet-lined blue Moroccan box with "BurnsBible" in gilt lettering, and may fetch £2,000 in the auction.


Anumber of items relating to Queen Victoria will also be sold. Theseinclude a woollen bag she made using purple and gold thread, and aRoyal Stewart silk shawl she once wore.


A specially commissioned ceramic Wemyss pig will also be auctioned, with all proceeds given to Marie Curie Cancer Care.


The three-day sale starts on 18 August at Bonhams in Edinburgh.




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