The Es­tate of Lady Lu­can

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The scan­dalous case of John Bing­ham, 7th Earl of Lu­can, who dis­ap­peared with­out a trace over 40 years ago fol­low­ing the mur­der of his chil­dren’s nanny, has been sub­ject to much me­dia spec­u­la­tion. Now, the es­tate of his late wife, Lady Lu­can, leads the Bon­hams’ Pri­vate Col­lec­tions Sale on 3rd Oc­to­ber – with lots in­clud­ing a sullen por­trait of Lord Lu­can painted by Do­minic El­wes (est £2,000-£3,000) and a Vic­to­rian sil­ver tro­phy cup won by Lord Lu­can dur­ing a game of backgam­mon (est £200-£300), both pic­tured right. All pro­ceeds will be do­nated to the char­ity Shel­ter.

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