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An extraordinary painting recording an attack by an escaped lion on the Royal Mail coach nearly 200 years ago.
The last remaining Royal Mail coach that was once attacked by an escaped LION has emerged for sale for £70,000.
The 200 year old horse-drawn carriage was known as 'Quicksilver' because it was the fastest ever carriage in the land. It was attacked by an escaped lion from a travelling menagerie near Salisbury in 1816.
The red and black wrought iron wagon harks back to the golden age of the Royal Mail is being sold by auctioneers Bonhams.