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Old Bill motorcar mascot to be offered by Transport Collector Auctions in partnership with Lawrences of Crewkerne on November 12 estimated at £400-500.

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It represented the cartoon character invented and drawn by the war artist Bruce Bairnsfather for the Bystander magazines from 1915, which were eventually collected into the six-volume albums, Fragments from France.

The mascot helped to capture the mood of the British Army during and after the war.

This 4½in (11.5cm) high item is to be sold by Transport Collector Auctions in partnership with Lawrences of Crewkerne at its Automobilia and Historic Cycling sale on November 12.

Estimate £400-500.

lawrences.co.uk