One of Freddie Mercury's oldest friends is to auction an intimate collection of 1,500 items belonging to the late Queen star, including some of his handwritten lyrics and riotous stage costumes.
The singer built up the collection over 30 years and kept everything at his home in west London.
When he died in 1991, he left both the house and its contents to Mary Austin.
Mary was photographed sitting in the huge galleried drawing room, with a portrait by the French painter Tissot on the wall, which was the last work of art Mercury bought, a month before he died.
It was hung so Mercury could see it from the sofa.
It is estimated to fetch between £400,000-600,000.