Wilsons Auctions of Mallusk and Portadown in Northern Ireland have sold off more than 1000 pieces of sci-fi memorabilia seized by police from a woman who stole £2.3m from her employers.
The sale, which took place on June 20, saw items from such
iconic films and TV series as Star Wars, Star
Trek, Dr Who, Space 1999 and
Thunderbirds offered without reserve.
The collection had been put together using money that the
55-year-old woman from West Yorkshire had admitted stealing from
her employer between 2005 and 2012.
Her 48-year-old husband also pleaded guilty to laundering nearly
£1m of the money, which was also used to buy a house, cars and
Bidders hailed from America, Canada, Europe, locally and beyond,
said the auctioneers, as they offered iconic material that even
included Scotty's jacket from Star Trek and a replica
Millennium Falcon from Star Wars.
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