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Rare Cambridge artwork to go on sale after elusive Dinky Doors artists spotted fleeing Grand Arcade

The Grand Arcade’s first ever charity auction, which will take place on January 26, will see eight Dinky Presents go under the hammer.

The presents, currently hidden around the shopping centre, are the brainchild of the popular and mysterious Dinky Doors artists, who were seen fleeing the Grand Arcade over the festive period.

Dinky Doors. Picture: Keith Heppell
Dinky Doors. Picture: Keith Heppell

The lots will be available to view online from tomorrow (Thursday, January 12) and anyone can register their interest to attend the live auction or virtually at bit.ly/3GPunEZ.

Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip star Charles Hanson will be conducting the auction, which will offer people the rare opportunity to own a piece of quirky Cambridge history.

The Dinky Doors duo, whose identity is unknown to the public, are still on the run and have been rumoured to be in talks over future creations.

Proceeds from the auction later this month will be split between Cambridge Street Aid and the Dinky artists – so more Dinky Doors can be made for people in the city to enjoy.

[Read more: New Dinky Door appears in Cambridge, Dinky Doors build shrink ray in Cambridge to reduce the world's problems]

Dinky Doors artists pictured fleeing Cambridge’s Grand Arcade
Dinky Doors artists pictured fleeing Cambridge’s Grand Arcade

Julie Kervadec, marketing manager at the Grand Arcade said: “Despite the best efforts of all involved, those pesky artists escaped the centre unscathed. They left several pieces of invaluable artwork in their wake. We have decided to leave the Dinky Presents hidden around the centre until January 23, for the city to enjoy."

For more on Dinky Doors, go to dinkydoors.co.uk.

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