If a priceless artwork is on your Christmas wishlist, then take your deep pockets down to Harrogate Showground this weekend.
A 1952 sketch by Pablo Picasso, entitled Hands and Birds could be yours for £40,000. Although not the most striking example of the great Spaniard’s work, the drawing is creating quite a stir at the Pavilions Antiques and Fine Art Fair, which runs until Sunday.
Duncan Phillips, organiser of the fair, said: “To find a genuine drawing by Picasso outside of a West End London gallery is unusual.
“It is a very good investment over the next 20 years.”
Slightly cheaper is a rare drawing by Cliff Wright of Harry Potter’s first meeting with the Hippogriff – a snip for discerning Muggles at a “mere” £8,500.