FOR SALE: Entire English Victorian Town


This week sees an unusual auction in England — the contents of an entire Victorian town in the county of Gloucestershire.

The town is actually a museum — the Shamble Museum of Victorian Art, which is the labor of love of uber-collector Jim Chapman, who assembled this sprawling collection over nearly 15 years.

It is now comprises some 16 properties — and all of their contents — in the tiny town of Newent, all of which is being dismantled and auctioned off in 2,300 individual lots.

The auction is being held this week at the village and could raise some 250,000 British Pounds.


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