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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Lawrence of Arabia's headdress up for auction

An Arabian headdress believed to have been worn by TE Lawrence is expected to create plenty of interest at a vintage clothing auction in Dorchester.

The Keffiyah has been put up for sale by a private vendor and it is claimed it once belonged to Lawrence of Arabia himself. The headdress, which will go on sale at Duke’s auction house on June 30, was apparently given to a close friend by TE Lawrence shortly before he was killed in a motorcycle accident near his Clouds Hill home in 1935. (view previous blog entry On this Day: May 18th 1935 - T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia died 6 days after his motorcycle accident near Bovington)

Read More: Dorset Echo Tuesday 19th May 2009

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