Flag scrap may fetch PS100,000; UK BULLETINS.
PART of the Union Flag believed to have flown from Lord Nelson's ship HMS Victory at the battle of Trafalgar is expected to sell for up to PS100,000 at auction.
The fragment, pictured, marks the famous 1805 battle in which Nelson was fatally shot.
It is up for sale at London's Sotheby's, along with other items that may have been with Nelson, including his grog chest and decanters, which were kept in his cabin at sea. They are expected to sell for up to PS45,000.
The sale, on January 17, also includes a number of his love letters to his mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton. A portrait of her is expected to fetch up to PS200,000.