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Mary Poppins costume? Used Javelin? London Olympics memorabilia go on auction

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Posted Aug 14, 2012

LONDON (AP) — The London Olympics may be over, but it's not too late to take home a national flag from the athletes' parade or a used javelin.

Officials have put hundreds of Olympic relics up for auction, with a 1948 London Olympic torch forged from aluminum going for 14,000 pounds (US$21,970).

Among the stranger items on auction are a farmer's hand-sickle, a Mary Poppins costume and a suffragette protest banner, all used in the July 27 opening ceremony directed by filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Also for sale are used equipment from the competitions, including a javelin that's selling at just over 2,000 pounds on Tuesday.

The sales of the items will go toward covering the costs of the games.

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Online: Official online auction takes place at http://memorabilia.london2012.com/

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