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Luckner’s, London’s first Internet auction house is this 25th October until 1st November 2007, hosting a special cartoon auction with an environmental and political twist. With cartoons by artists including Ralph Steadman, Nicholas Garland, Chris Burke, Mike Williams, Andy Davey, Stan Eales, Sally Artz and Peter Schrank and proceeds going to CARE International, bidders can end up owning a piece of cartoon history and give to charity at the same time. With over 120 different original cartoons up for auction exclusively online at www.luckners.com, with valuations ranging from £20 to £800, the collection offers even the most cynical of art connoisseur the opportunity to start a collection or add to an existing one.

Most artists in the sale have contributed to The Times, The Independent. The Observer, Punch, Spectator and Private Eye. Ralph Steadman is a political cartoonist and illustrator, perhaps most famous for illustrating books by Hunter S. Thompson. Nicholas Garland became the first political cartoonist for The Daily Telegraph and received an OBE in 1998 for his contributions. He has said that cartoons "are merely telling people what they already know in a highly simplified form."

The CARE Cartoon Sale will commence on 25th October and run until 1st November 2007, lasting a week, and is set to host a frenzy of bidding from art collectors to cartoon enthusiasts or simply those with an environmental conscience. All cartoons will be available to view and bid for from 25th October at www.luckners.com.

Taking part in the auction couldn’t be easier, simply register on www.luckners.com, and the newly registered customer will receive a client number immediately after confirming the details. Luckner’s items are available to bid for online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Alternatively you can visit the showroom based in Central London during opening hours.

Gaby Luckner, head of marketing at Luckner’s says – “Teaming up with CARE to host a charity auction of cartoons, from famous cartoonists, felt like a great thing to do. It comes at a poignant time as the world is encountering some serious environmental changes. The auction offers bidders the chance to give money to a charity and also own a piece of pop-culture, perfect for the home, office or as a Christmas gift with some meaning this year.”

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Notes for Editors:

• Luckner’s online auctions are held at – www.luckners.com

• To register, go onto www.luckners.com and click on ‘log in’ at the top right hand corner. Then click ‘create account’ and minutes later you will be ready to bid

• Luckner’s auction process is based on continuous auctions with low commission rates, once a piece has been consigned; it is processed and online in 24 hours

• Luckner’s has been a featured exhibiter at ‘Grand Design’s Live 2007’ and ‘The Home Show 2006’

Luckner’s showroom,
128 Druid Street,
London,
SE1 2HH

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7252 3507
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7252 3720
Email – info@luckners.com

Luckner’s exclusive CARE cartoon auction dates –

Thursday 25th October – Thursday 1st November 2007 all exclusively at www.luckners.com

Luckner’s showroom opening hours –

Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday’s, 12noon-5pm

About CARE International –

CARE is one of the world’s largest aid agencies, working in 70 countries to fight poverty and helping more than 48 million people every year. Our long-term programmes tackle the deep-seated causes of poverty and we are always among the first to respond when disaster strikes. We remain with communities to help them rebuild their lives long after the cameras have gone. For more information, visit www.careinternational.org.uk

For all Luckner’s press enquiries please contact Gavin Kimble at EdenCancan on 020 7395 0516 or at gavin.kimble@edencancan.com

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