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Pink Floyd's iconic Algie the Pig withdrawn from auction

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 00:46

A giant inflatable pig made famous by rock band Pink Floyd has been saved from the auction block. Jane Ross reports.

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A giant inflatable pig made famous by rock band Pink Floyd has been saved from the auction block. Algie the Pig appeared floating above London's Battersea power station on the cover of Pink Floyd's "Animals" album and was set to be a star lot at an upcoming auction. But just days after British auctioneers Durrants listed it, Algie is no longer on offer. Instead, the iconic pig will return to the band. The owner of the company that built Algie said the auctioneers had "jumped the gun a bit" by putting the prop forward for auction before it had been offered to members of the band. Algie, which broke free during the 1976 cover shoot, grounding flights at London's Heathrow airport, will now be returned to the group's management company.

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Pink Floyd's iconic Algie the Pig withdrawn from auction

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 00:46