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BNPS.co.uk (01202) 558833. <br />
Pic: C&TAuctioneers/BNPS<br />
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A Bugatti Owners Club badge with presentation inscription to T.E.B. Sopwith, Tommy Sopwith Junior. <br />
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Trophies won by the inventor of one of World War One's most iconic aircraft are expected to sell for £4,000 after being salvaged from a skip.<br />
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Tommy Sopwith designed the Sopwith Camel single-seat fighter biplane in 1912.<br />
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They were introduced on the Western Front five years later and credited with downing 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter of World War One.<br />
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The mementos had been dumped at a refuse tip in the south of England a few years ago and would have been destroyed. <br />
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Luckily the vendor picked them up as they thought they looked interesting, spotting a presentation plaque with Sopwith's name on it.