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    James White's effects auctioned in London.

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    Alexandra Palace, London.

    GV. Pan along James White's effects which include a yacht, a caravan, cars and jeep - James White is one of the great train robbers and his property, allegedly connected to the robbery, is currently auctioned. Top view, people coming in for the auction and gathering round James White's launch 'Karelia'. GV. Crowds around boat during auction. SV. Auctioneer on boat, pan down to crowd. CU. Auctioneer, pan to hammer. SV. A prospective buyer. The cruiser was finally sold for £1,000. LV. Interior, James White's Bluebird Penthouse caravan, taken by the police from Boxhill in which approximately £30,000 of the stolen money was found behind panels. LV. Pan, interior of the caravan. SV. Mr Clifford Davies who bought the caravan for £355. LV. Crowds around Vauxhall Viva car. Pan to auctioneer, this was sold for £380. LV. Crowds round Morris 1000. This was sold for £290. CU. Log book in false name of Robert James Lane. CU. Bidders looking in the Land Rover. SV. Bidders around the Land Rover. SV. Auctioneer hits table with hammer and completes bid. Land Rover sold for £470. GV. People around Land Rover. LV. James White's cabin cruiser 'Karelia'. CU. Mr Fisher after having re-bought the boat from the original buyer for something over £1,000. CU. Lot No 881, which is the Vauxhall Viva. SV. Pan from the car to the Austin Healey which was sold for £450.

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    Black & White
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    01:08:12:00 / 01:09:32:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    "the Austin Healey which was sold" - it's an Austin-Healey 3000.

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  2. Unknown user says

    "Lot No 881, which is the Vauxhall Viva" - it's a Vauxhall Viva HA.

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