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Number plate fetches huge sum at auction

The Isle of Man's first ever number plate has been sold at auction for £100,000.

MN1 was issued on January 1, 1906 for a white steam-car, owned by a George Drinkwater, of Braddan.

It was sold at the Mount Murray at an auction of some of the property of the late John Moore, and was expected to fetch between £15,000 and £25,000.

However, the anonymous buyer, exceeded the estimate by a considerable sum.

This was how Chrystals auctioneer Murray Keefe concluded the sale (play attached audio file):

(Audio material courtesy of the BBC).

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