The 10 Oddest Objects Owned By Sir Jimmy Savile
IN the summer of 2012, stuff belonging to the late Sir Jimmy Savile was auctioned in Leeds. Monies riased went to Savile’s own charitable trust. £130,000 of which went on Jimmy’s silver Rolls Royce Corniche convertible. Among the 549 put up for sale, Yes It’s Number One created the big top ten, judged on oddness and over-estimate price:
A ‘JIM FIXED IT FOR ME’ aluminium badge – £2,000
The magic chair from the first two series of Jim’ll Fix It – £8,500 (under the 10K estimate)
A blow-up of a newspaper’s TV viewing figures column from February 1980, Jim’ll Fix It at number one with 19.15m viewers – £65
A two-piece suit with an all-over print of Superman cartoon images, plus a pair of white leather platform shoes, worn when Jimmy met Prince Charles, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe at the Royal Military
Academy, Sandhurst – £1,600
A 60cm long machete on a green canvas belt – £140. SIR JIMMY SAVILE OWNED A MACHETE.
A crystal ball – £280
A Metropolitan Police helmet with ‘To Jimmy Saville from Marylebone Police Station’ written inside in ballpoint – £240
Four seperate sketches of Jimmy by Rolf Harris, two drawn in a TV canteen – total of £7,950
A mounted pebble with the engraved dedication ‘By The People Of Keswick For Conquering Latrigg Fell’ – £110.
That’s an actual Brazil nut, it says here. Not from the people of Keswick, that one. In fact, from one man. A Broadmoor patient – £150