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A silver cigarette case gifted by King George VI to the man who inspired the film The King's Speech today sold for £76,250.<br />
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The grateful monarch presented speech therapist Lionel Logue with the 9ins by 7ins case for helping him overcome his stammer ahead of his coronation in 1937<br />
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Inside the case was a personal letter the monarch wrote to Logue thanking him for his 'expert supervision and unfailing patience'.<br />
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He added that he was 'overwhelmingly relieved' his coronation speech had gone smoothly and that he couldn't have done it without Logue.<br />
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The two men's friendship was the subject of the 2010 film in which Colin Firth won an Oscar for his portrayal of George VI, starring opposite Geoffrey Rush who played Australian Logue.