Sir Patrick’s belongings up for sale

Sir Patrick Moore
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He was one of the most respected astronomers of his time and a national treasure.

And now fans of Sir Patrick Moore can buy a piece of his legacy.

On October 7 and 8, Henry Adams Auctions in Chichester is offering for sale the contents of Farthings, the Selsey home of Sir Patrick.

There are around 150 lots with a number of personal items including Sir Patrick’s magnifying glasses, typewriter, office chair and orreries.

Buyers can even purchase one of his eclectic Hawaiian shirts.

Auctioneer and valuer Andrew Swain said: ‘Sir Patrick was very well travelled and everywhere he went, he collected shot glasses – we have over 100 on sale.’

Also up for sale are a number of books signed by leading scientists including astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle and Carl Sagan.