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Sir Richard Woodman Burbridge. <br />
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A silver cigar case in the shape of department store Harrods that was paid for by the owner of rivals Selfridge's following a bizarre bet is tipped to sell for 100,000 pounds.<br />
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The intricate case was commissioned as a result of the wager between the then Harrods' managing director Sir Richard Woodman Burbidge and Harry Gordon Selfridge in 1917.<br />
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The pair each bet their store would be more successful than the other by the time six years had passed from the end of the First World War.<br />
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The case has been in the family of Sir Richard, who won the bet, ever since and is now being sold at Christie's in London.