...As Airlines Offer Charity Auctions...

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To buy your leftovers direct from Air France or British Airways, though, you'll have to hop across the pond. Air France is holding an auction of 218 lots, via Christie's, in Paris on Nov. 15, and BA will hold its affair in London, with Bonhams auctioneers, on Dec. 1 -- just in time for holiday shopping. Christie's sale includes a radome, captains' seats, motors, souvenirs, and photographs. BA also has a radome on sale, and expects it to attract as much as 35,000 pounds. Among the 120 lots from BA are a Machmeter, a 12-place Concorde dinner service, a case of wine , and a Wedgewood ashtray. The ashtray is one of several items expected to fetch a "moderate" price, which Bonhams says "will ensure the sale remains accessible to all Concorde aficionados." Proceeds from the airline sales are going to charity. If you can't make it to London, BA offers some consolation in the form of an online Concorde store that sells models and prints, key chains, and jewelry -- but no actual artifacts.