Auction set to raise charity cash as part of Sir Jim’s legacy

Some of Sir Jimmy Savile's favourite possesions will be autioned in Leeds on July 30th. The gold and diamong Rolex watch in this photo of Sir Jimmy Savile at Scarborough railway station in July 2011 (to make a TV ad for the Scarborough Spa Express), is expected to make �12,000. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1126112k 02/07/11
Some of Sir Jimmy Savile's favourite possesions will be autioned in Leeds on July 30th. The gold and diamong Rolex watch in this photo of Sir Jimmy Savile at Scarborough railway station in July 2011 (to make a TV ad for the Scarborough Spa Express), is expected to make �12,000. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1126112k 02/07/11

If you have ever wanted to own the iconic “Jim’ll Fix It” chair, or even just one of the show’s metal badges - now then, now then, this is your chance.

Items belonging to the late, great Sir Jimmy Savile - including some of his “jingle jangle” - will be going under the hammer at Dreweatts Bloomsbury in Leeds on July 30.

Lots will include some of the star’s favourite Bolivar Corona Cuban cigars (estimated at £500), various string vests with photos of the star wearing them (est £150), a pair of red and white striped platform boots made by the Chelsea Cobbler (est £200) and Sir Jimmy’s trademark rose tinted wire framed spectacles (est £100).

Jim’ll Fix It fans could treat themselves to the famous red chair, valued at £8,000, or a badge that was kept at his home in Leeds, for £500.

Those with a bit more cash to splash could snap up a Rolls Royce Corniche with personalised number plate (est £90,000), a yellow BMW Isetta Bubble car from 1970 with 7,479 miles on the clock (est £8,000) or a 9ct gold identity bracelet with 55 brilliant cut diamonds (est £8,000).

The star’s 18ct gold diamond encrusted Rolex Oyster watch, which he wore in 2011 while filming a TV ad at Scarborough train station, is also among the items and is expected to make £12,000 (see main picture, left).

There are also more sentimental items, such as a Christmas card from Princess Diana with a picture of William and Harry (est £500).

The quirky selection of items is being sold to raise money to continue the star’s charity work. All funds raised will be for the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, which he set up to “help poorly people in hospital beds”.

He used the fund to give donations to good causes and already left it £3.8m in his will.

Sir Jimmy’s nephew Roger Foster, said: “I am in favour of the auction as it will help to increase the funds of Jimmy’s charitable trust.

“People collect things for various reasons and it is nice to think that items that could easily be thrown away might be of interest to people.”

One of Sir Jim’s final wishes was to be buried in Scarborough and he was laid to rest at an elevated plot in Woodlands cemetery.