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Tudor artefact once destined for the bin could sell for £5 million at auction (www.shropshirestar.com)

The rare 16th century ornate oak overmantle was infested with woodworm and destined for the scrapheap when it was discovered that it had been gifted to paymaster general Richard Eld by Queen Elizabeth I for services rendered to the crown.

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