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Tom Daley’s swimming trunks to go under hammer

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Tom Daley's trunks (Reuters)

Ever fancied getting your hands on Tom Daley's swimming trunks? How about an Olympic torch? Or one the balls hit by Andy Murray on his way to glory?

Well, now's your chance with a huge sale of London Olympic memorabilia planned this weekend at the City of Coventry Stadium.

Among a plethora of signed photos - mostly, it seems from golden girl Jessica Ennis, golden boy Mo Farah and golden oldie Sir Chris Hoy - are some rather more left-of-field items that are sure to get hardcore collectors' juices flowing.

Such gems include the complete Mary Poppins costume which featured in the epic Opening Ceremony, the scarecrow and a punk rocker head from the same Danny Boyle production, boxers' (used and presumably slightly fruity) headgear, enlarged commemorative stamps and a one-of-a-kind 'show piece' teddy bear.

"This wonderful one-off teddy bear has been handmade in England using the finest golden mohair," the press release informed us. Need you know more?

Games volunteers are the lucky ones to gain access to the event in Coventry first, with doors opening at 9am before the public are allowed in an hour later. The live auction is scheduled to start at 11:30am. Happy bidding.

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