In celebration of its 'Leather Forever' exhibition which opens in London on 8 May 2012, Hermès has created four one-of-a-kind versions of its Passe-Guide handbag representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; a tribute to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Christie's will conduct a time-based online-auction of the handbags which will run alongside the exhibition. The auction will begin on Monday, 14 May and each bag will be sold to the highest bidder on Friday, 31 May 2012. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Royal Academy of Arts.
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