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Works sold for [euro]175,000; POETS.

HANDWRITTEN works and portraits of Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats made more than [euro]175,000 in an auction this week.

The sale at auctioneers Bonhams in London on Tuesday saw the 40-year collection of scholar Roy Davids sold off.

The star of the auction was Oscar Wilde's very early poem, Heart's Yearnings, written when he was at Magdalen College in Oxford in 1874 going for just under [euro]80,000. It had only been estimated to go for [euro]14,000 to [euro]17,500.

Mr Davids said: "It would now be impossible for the present collection to be even approximately replicated."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 10, 2013
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