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Olympic Torch sold for over £150,000 on eBay

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Bearers of the Olympic Torch for the London 2012 games have been putting the historic items up for auction.

Several torchbearers have already placed the aluminium items on sale via eBay for a reserve price of £100,000 or more.

Olympic torch used in Cornwall, Britain - sold on ebay for £150,400

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One torch put on sale by Sarah Milner Simonds to raise money for community gardening project The People's Plot was sold for £150,400.

Some torches are on sale as a package together with the official torchbearer uniform.

While some sellers have pledged to donate all profits to charities, others have not.

The London 2012 Olympic Torch is 80cm tall and is made of an inner and outer aluminium alloy skin, complete with 8,000 perforated circles.

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