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The cape of a devoted Second World War nurse rejected by specialist museums has smashed its estimate to sell for £,5,800.<br />
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The scarlet cloak belonged to Esme Robinson of the Voluntary Aid Detachment and is adorned with 201 regimental badges of men she treated.<br />
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Miss Robinson was based at Churchill Hospital in Headington, Oxon, and took to wearing her cape inside out as her badge collecting was frowned upon by her superiors.<br />
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She kept the cape until her death in 2017, when it passed to her daughter who tried offering it to specialist museums but they refused to take it.