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Roger Pilkington.<br />
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A collection of Chinese antiques that a farmer paid as little as £100 per item for has sold for a whopping £45.9 million.<br />
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The late Roger Pilkington accumulated about 100 pieces of exquisite Chinese ceramics in the late 1950s and early '60s <br />
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He died in 1969 aged just 40. His 'time capsule' collection has remained in his family ever since and they have now sold it at auction.<br />
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Leading the sale was a 9ins tall 15th century blue and white Moon Flask which sold for a £10.1m.