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Cast bronze death mask and hands of Stalin – £13,500 at Canterbury Auction Galleries.

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Signed and dated March 1953, the 12½in (32cm) tall bust had been brought home by the vendor’s seafaring grandfather and was estimated at £1500-2000 at the Kent sale on August 1.

Offered with bronze casts of the old monster’s hands, it sold to a UK phone bidder acting for a client at £13,500.