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The last remaining Royal Mail coach that was once attacked by an escaped LION has emerged for sale for £70,000.<br />
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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.<br />
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The red and black wrought iron wagon harks back to the golden age of the Royal Mail is being sold by auctioneers Bonhams.