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An interactive tour of our Out of the Ordinary sale

Navigate your way around our annual sale celebrating the unusual, the unique and the extraordinary — and click on the icons to reveal more about the exceptional lots on offer

Unable to make it to Christie’s South Kensington to view the incredible lots in our annual Out of the Ordinary sale? Fear not, for here, using the very latest in interactive technology, we can offer you an exclusive tour of highlights of the sale, featuring rare collectibles with intriguing stories to tell. 

Many of the artefacts, objects and works of art in the sale belonged to some of history’s most famous people. To find out more, follow the instructions on the screen and then simply scroll around our South Kensington salesroom clicking on the icons, or use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to pull up highlights. Some of the lots include short videos, which can also be seen below. These fascinating lots will be on view until just before the auction, which takes place on 14 September.

Video highlights

‘Amazing objects with incredible stories to tell’
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
Charlie Chaplin’s violin
John Wayne’s Stetson
A corkscrew that pours your wine
Own your own Olympic gold medal
Lawrence of Arabia’s clothes
Keys belonging to one of the last men to abandon the Titanic

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  • ‘Amazing objects — each with an incredible story to tell’
     

Specialists Nic McElhatton and Celia Harvey introduce Out of the Ordinary
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  • The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
     

Items from the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) including: Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959). A white woollen bobble hat. Estimate: £600-800. George P. Abbott (1887-1923). A Wolsey knitted wool balaclava. Estimate: £800-1,200. Document signed by R. Scott, the text in the hand of L.E.G. Oates. Estimate: £1,500-2,500. Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912). A miniature manuscript commonplace book. Estimate: £1,000-1,500. An ice axe. Estimate: £400-600. A pewter mustard pot and pepper pot. Estimate: £600-800. A pine panel from a Colman's flour packing case. Estimate: £1,000-1,500. These lots are offered in Out of the Ordinary on 14 September 2016 at Christie’s in London, South Kensington
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  • Charlie Chaplin’s violin
     

A violin owned by Sir Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin, KBE (1889-1977). German, late 19th century. 24 in (61 cm) long. Estimate: £70,000-100,000. This lot is offered in Out of the Ordinary on 14 September 2016 at Christie’s in London, South Kensington
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  • John Wayne’s Stetson
     

'John Wayne', Marion Mitchell Morrison (1907-1979). A cream Stetson. Mid-20th century. Estimate: £2,000-3,000. This lot is offered in Out of the Ordinary on 14 September 2016 at Christie’s in London, South Kensington
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  • A corkscrew that pours your wine
     

A mechanical corkscrew and wine-pouring machine. Made and designed by Rob Higgs, circa 2006. The corkscrew 56 in (142 cm) high; the case 40 ¼ in (102 cm) high; 70 in (178 cm) long; 28 ¾ in (73 cm) deep. Estimate: £15,000-25,000. This lot is offered in Out of the Ordinary on 14 September 2016 at Christie’s in London, South Kensington. Wine courtesy of Penfolds’ wine re-corking clinic. Next clinic is on Friday 30 September at Haberdashers’ Hall, London.
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  • Own your own Olympic gold medal
     

Robert E. Hunter (1886-1971), American amateur golfer. A 1904 Olympic gold medal. 1 ¼ in (3.3 cm) diameter. Estimate: £20,000-30,000. This lot is offered in Out of the Ordinary on 14 September 2016 at Christie’s in London, South Kensington. To find out more about it, read our in-depth feature on the story of this rare Olympic gold medal awarded in 1904, the last time golf featured at the Olympic Games
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  • Lawrence of Arabia’s clothes
     

Thomas Edward Lawrence — Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935). An ivory silk desert robe. Circa 1916. Estimate: £10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in Out of the Ordinary on 14 September 2016 at Christie’s in London, South Kensington
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  • Keys belonging to one of the last men to abandon the Titanic
     

R.M.S. Titanic (1912). A set of four keys on brass fob. Circa 1912. The longest key: 2 ⅛ in (5.3 cm) long. Estimate: £7,000-10,000. This lot is offered in Out of the Ordinary on 14 September 2016 at Christie’s in London, South Kensington