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Game of Thrones sign will be Landing in a Bovingdon garden as gavel falls on charity eBay auction

Kings Langley becomes King's Landing to coincide with the DVD launch of Game of Thrones' third series

Kings Langley becomes King's Landing to coincide with the DVD launch of Game of Thrones' third series

Bovingdon bidders with a burning desire to own a unique piece Game of Thrones memorabilia have scooped up the sign used to transform a Dacorum village into one of the show’s fictional settings.

A wooden placquard which marked Kings Langley’s transformation into the US television drama’s capital, King’s Landing, went under the virtual hammer on eBay in a ten-day auction – and will now be appearing in a garden elsewhere in the borough.

After more than 2,000 views and a total of 18 bids, the quirky item was sold for £515.89, which in accordance with Dacorum Borough Council’s wishes will be split between two borough charities – the Dacorum Community Trust and Kings Langley’s Waterside Centre.

The gavel went down for two luckly Thrones fans in nearby Bovingdon, who said: “We enjoy watching Game of Thrones and really liked the idea of renaming Kings Langley as King’s Landing.

“We often donate to charity, but this was an opportunity to give to a good cause and get something in return too. We have quite a big garden and plan to put the sign up there. “

The second sign placed at the other end of the village during the two-week tourism-boosting scheme in February is being kept by its creators, Great Gaddesden-based TSE Productions.

Kings Langley parish and Dacorum borough councillor Alan Anderson, who helped mastermind the village’s TV tie-in, said: “I was very grateful that a fan of Game of Thrones was prepared to support the auction in this way – I say well done and good for them.

“For a long time the bidding stayed at around £300, so I am glad it was raised a bit more during the final push.

“The money is going to two great causes and it is a nice way to end a project which was a good success.”

 

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