Screen memorabilia seized from drugs criminal sold at auction

The auction of a huge collection of movie and TV memorabilia seized from a criminal who turned a nuclear bunker into a drugs factory has generated interest around the world.

Would-be buyers jetted into Wilsons Auctions in Belfast from across Europe for the sale of Wiltshire man Martin Fillery's remarkable haul of rare collectables on Thursday.

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Meanwhile other bidders from the US and further afield registered online.

The convicted drug dealer spent £1m on the items over the years, the collection eventually sold for £340,000.

The lot included a waxwork of Gene Wilder dressed as Willy Wonka, a replica of the iconic three-wheel van from Only Fools and Horses and a life-size Iron Man statue, among others.

The asset recovery manager at Wilsons, Aidan Larkin, told the Daily Mail: "The interest has been truly global. We are regularly instructed to sell proceeds of crime assets."

Adding: "Everything we raise goes back into the public purse. So there's a bit of fun but there is also a serious job to be done."

See some of the final sale prices here:

Batbike Replica - £13,000
Austin Mini 100 (Ice Cream Van) - £15,000
Bat Boat - £15,000
Terminator 2 Statue - £5,750
Storm Trooper - £2,450
'Batman Driving' Arcade Machine - £3,800
Iron Man Statue - £3,100
Back to the Future 2 Screen Used BMW - £20,000
Gremlin Prop - £1,600
BMW Isetta (Hot Rod Conversion) - £10,000
Pontiac FGT 'Lamborghini Kit Car' - £11,000
Escape from the Lost World Pinball Machine - £2,000
Ford Gran Torino (Starsky and Hutch Replica) - £7,500
Back to the Future Pinball Machine - £3,600
McLaren F1 Kit Car - £9,500
Dodge Challenger - £11,500
Only Fools and Horses Replica Reliant Rialto Van - £6,000
Morris Mini Minor - £6,000
Willy Wonka Statue - £3,000
Mini-Me Statue - £1,200

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The most expensive watch ever sold at auction fetched just under $24 million in November 2014. The gold pocket watch was made by Patek Philippe, and is the most complex ever made without the use of computer technology.

The Henry Graves Supercomplication was commissioned in 1925, and took eight years to make.

The world's most expensive stamp sold at auction in 2014 for over $9 million.

The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is as rare as a stamp can get. British Guiana was one of the first countries in the New World to start issuing stamps, but in 1856, they ran out, and asked the local newspaper printer to produce extras.

There were two denominations: the four-cent, which is very rare, and the one-cent - of which only one has ever been discovered.

In May 2015, an anonymous London businesswoman snapped up the licence plate KR15 HNA for £233,000, making it the most expensive standard number plate ever to be sold in the UK.

Queen Victoria's bloomers sold at auction for £6,200, along with a pair of her silk stockings.

They have a 52-inch waist, and belonged to the monarch in the 1890s - "towards the end of her life when she had eaten a lot more than most people could afford to," said auctioneer Michael Hogben. In today's sizing, they'd be a size 26.

In 2014, a three-year-old slice of cake sold at auction for $7,500 (£4,800). The reason the stale cake was in such demand was that it was from the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.

The buyer said he intended to give it away as part of promoting his Silicon Valley start-up.

A British coin sold at auction for a record-breaking £430,000 in 2014. After fees, the buyer paid £516,000 - making it the most expensive modern British coin ever to be sold.

The coin is only one of two in existence. It was a 'proof' for a gold sovereign which was meant to be produced to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII in 1937. However, Edward abdicated in 1936, so the coronation never happened and the coins were never made


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