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Royal heirlooms on sale at Christie's auction

LONDON (AP) -- Fancy a piece of British royal history? Then head to Christie's in London this month.

The auction house is selling furniture, jewelry and other heirlooms from the collection of the late Duke of Kent, uncle of Queen Elizabeth II, and his late wife Princess Marina. They are being sold by the couple's children.

The 336 lots include silver wine coolers, linen towels from the Sandringham estate and King George V's picnic set, complete with silver thermos flask.

Personal items include a painting by Queen Victoria of her daughter, Princess Louise, and a chair used at the coronation of King George VI.

Christie's said Monday the collection is expected to raise more than 1 million pounds ($1.64 million) at the Nov. 20 sale.

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