Bids sought for tare royal whisky decanters to boost Doncaster cancer appeal

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A pair of right royal whisky decanters could help put some pennies in the jar of our Miles Better Million campaign.

The souvenirs, produced to mark a pair of Royal Weddings in the 1980s, have been donated to help boost our campaign to bring vital radiotherapy services for cancer patients to Doncaster for the very first time.

The bell-shaped decanters were produced by world famous scotch whisky maker Bell’s to mark the weddings of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981 and Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1986.

We are now appealing to Royal lovers and whisky collectors to contact us with bids for the pieces which we are auctioning off to help raise funds for the campaign, run in conjunction with Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust.

The two 750ml decanters are still sealed and come in their original packaging boxes, which have suffered some slight damage. Empty decanters can retail for £20 online while the Charles and Diana one is believed to be the most collectable and can sell for £450 or more. It is understood one of the porcelain decanters was once sold for more than £2,500.

If you are interested in bidding for the decanters, either individually or as a pair, please send bids to: Royal Whisky Decanters, Doncaster Free Press, 39 Printing Office Street, Doncaster, DN1 1TP. Or email bids to darren.burke@jpress.co.uk, putting Royal Whisky Decanters Auction in the subject box.

A spokesman for Diageo, owners of Bell’s, said the decanters were “very collectable” and could fetch considerable sums. The auction closes at 5pm on April 13.

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