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Plain silver silks sell at Sotheby's for record-breaking £120,000

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A plain set of silver silks which went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on Monday easily surpassed the British record for such an item as they were knocked down for a whopping £120,000.

Estimated to sell for around £25,000-£35,000 the rare set of plain colours generated a lot of interest and eclipsed the previous record of £60,000 held by a plain lime green set.

The Graham Budd Sporting Memorabilia auction saw 13 sets of silks released by the British Horseracing Authority for sale, including a douglas tartan set with a red cap which went for £4,000.