Now YOU can own a piece of Olympic history as Games memorabilia – including 13,000 signed Bradley Wiggins torch – goes up for auction
13:38 GMT, 13 August 2012
It's the eBay-style sale offering you the chance to get yourself a piece of Olympic history as items ranging from a peasant girl’s outfit worn in the Opening Ceremony to the Wembley goal netting go up for grabs.
Time is running out in the great London 2012 memorabilia auction which has put thousands of mementos, from javelins hurled inside the Olympic Stadium to the huge Wenlock mascot planted in Westminster Abbey, up for sale.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited (LOCOG), who approved the auction, is hoping to earn back some of the 2bn cost of staging the Games.
Basketball fans can get their hands on the rim used in Men's Gold Medal Basketball Game for 1,010
A complete Mary Poppins outfit worn in the Opening Ceremony has already sold for 315
So far, an Olympic torch signed by Bradley Wiggins has attracted bidding up to a staggering 13,000 while items authenticated with an official Games hologram, like basketball nets and shuttlecocks are proving popular.
And it's not just the sporting items that are on offer. Bids for a complete black Mary Poppins costume worn in Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony have risen to 315.
A farmer’s sickle used in the show to illustrate Britain’s transition to an industrial society and pay homage to the beauty and pastoral splendour of the British countryside is available for 330.
All proceeds from the Underwater Wenlock mascot will go to charity
The 13,000 torch signed by Bradley Wiggins has so far fetched the most
A signed Chris Hoy shirt is up for 1,260
Even a sickle used in the Opening Ceremony is up for grabs
Basketball fans can get their hands on
the rim used in Men's Gold Medal Basketball Game for 1,010 – and that
price is just for the rim alone without the netting.
An Olympic torch signed by Bradley Wiggins has collected a staggering 13,000
The first Briton since 1908 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games, Sir Chris Hoy has signed a limited edition and numbered out of only 100 adidas 2012 Team GB replica cycling jersey designed by Stella McCartney.
The current bid for this piece of history stands at 1,260.
At the lower end of the scale, a nurse hat worn during the 'Swing-Out Sister' sequence that celebrated the Triumph of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) in the Opening Ceremony is on sale for 110.
An Underwater Wenlock Dali Plinth 2 mascot, that was used to guide tourists around London, is up for 1,820.
Wenlock and Mandeville, the London 2012 mascots, were located at points of interest, iconic settings and Olympic and Paralympic locations all around the capital.
Each sculpture of Wenlock and Mandeville is around 2m in height, and each is individually and colourfully designed, capturing an element of London life.
The net proceeds from the sale of this item will go directly to the Mayor's Fund for London, the charity which aims to inspire and improve the life chances of London's most disadvantaged children by ensuring they have the skills and support to succeed.