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Footballing great George Best has been immortalised in numerous ways, including a Fabergé Egg. A limited edition of 68 were made in homage to the Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend by Sarah Fabergé, the great-granddaughter of founder Peter Carl Fabergé.

The 9½in (24cm) high egg is made from sterling silver, 24ct gold and guilloché enamelled in red, and opens to reveal a gold and silver figure of Best in action with a sterling black and gold diamond studded football at his feet.

Mullock’s offers one in the Football and Rugby Memorabilia sale on November 30 in Ludlow, Shropshire, estimated at £13,000-15,000.

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A painting by the late American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) stars in Toovey’s sale on November 29 in West Sussex.

Titled Blue and White, the 2ft 4in x 21½in (71 x 55.5cm) ink on paper is thought to have been exhibited at the artist’s solo show at Arthur Tooth & Sons in London in 1962.

The exhibition catalogue listed Blue and White as an example of Kelly’s departure from using external references in his art.

Estimate £15,000-30,000.

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Collectors of horse brasses will be chomping at the bit for Rogers Jones & Co’s sale on November 28 in Colwyn Bay, where a vast collection will be going under the hammer.

Collectively estimated at £8000-12,000, the group was amassed by the late William Mark Roberts, a well-known Welsh collector in draft horse circles who passed away earlier this year. The auction house has suggested that it could be the largest single-owner collection to come to auction.

Used to decorate harnesses, horse brasses became especially popular in England from the mid-19th century until their general decline alongside the use of draft horses.

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