Coronation Street TV cat's ashes bring six times their estimate

Maybe it has something to do with the time of year, but a number of especially weird and wonderful items have been cropping up in auctions around the world, this month.

Recent bizarre sales have included the taxidermied mount of US TV cowboy Roger Rogers' beloved horse sidekick, Trigger.

Elsewhere in the US, the tools used in Elvis Presley's autopsy, and to embalm his corpse, are also set to go under the hammer estimated at around $14,000.

And now another offbeat memorabilia item can be added to that list: the ashes of the Coronation Street cat, Frisky, who died from cancer in the year 2000, aged 14.

Coronation Street: known for its cobbled streets, the famous Rovers Return
pub and cremated felines

Frisky starred in more than 1,000 episodes of the popular Manchester-set soap during his lifetime, which is currently the world's second-longest running scripted television programme.

Despite his lack of dialogue, Frisky obviously inspired deep affection in the show's fans. The tabby cat's ashes brought six-times their estimate, eventually bringing £844.

According to reports, the lot - originally estimated at £150 - sold to a private bidder, along with a cremation certificate and postcards of Frisky alongside his co-stars.


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