Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Greyfriars Bobby plaster cast to see $1,600 at UK auction?
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • BobbycastGreyfriarsplaster

Greyfriars Bobby plaster cast to see $1,600 at UK auction?

The plaster cast used to create the famous Edinburgh bronze of Greyfriars Bobby will sell at a UK auction on January 26.

Greyfriars Bobby auction cast
The cast has been consigned by Mr Merilees' granddaughter, along with a Victorian photograph of a woman with the real Greyfriars Bobby


The prototype cast of the legendary dog, who guarded his owner's grave for years in Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirkyard, will sell for £1,000 ($1,586).

It was given by the company who cast the final statue to famed chief constable William Merrilees, who volunteered to scout for locations in the Scottish capital for the 1961 Disney film based on the hound's life.

Mr Merrilees was also given the dog that played Bobby in the film by Walt Disney shortly after filming. It appeared at various charity events and was even joint best man at his wedding in 1968.

Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for more of the latest news on collecting.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • BobbycastGreyfriarsplaster