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Your chance to buy a Banksy as Newmarket auction house set to sell rare anti-war placard

PUBLISHED: 13:25 19 May 2017

In 2003 protesters turned out to campaign against the war in Iraq.  Picture: NICK STRUGNELL

In 2003 protesters turned out to campaign against the war in Iraq. Picture: NICK STRUGNELL

A cardboard Banksy is set to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes on sale at a Suffolk auction house.

The spray painted cardboard placard shows a little girl holding an aerial bomb with the words �No� imposed over her. Picture: BANKSYThe spray painted cardboard placard shows a little girl holding an aerial bomb with the words �No� imposed over her. Picture: BANKSY

The anti-war placard designed by renowned graffiti artist Banksy is set to go on sale at Rowley’s auctioneers in Newmarket, Suffolk, on May 30 2017.

The spray-painted cardboard placard shows a little girl holding an aerial bomb with the word ‘no’ imposed over her. The placard was designed by the graffiti artist for the 2003 anti-Iraq War protest in London.

Will Axon, senior auctioneer at Rowley’s, said: “It is really exciting to sell a powerful contemporary piece like this by such an extraordinary urban artist.

“It is one of those rare occasions when you can genuinely call a picture iconic, the fact that this image is on a rather fragile piece of creased cardboard just adds to it.

The Banksy picture will be sold at Rowley’s in Newmarket on May 30 2017, with an estimate of £10,000 to £15,000.

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