A Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher made £5,040 at the recent Bonhams auction of Film and Rock Memorabilia. Gordon Brown only made £4,800.
It had been expected that Brown’s imminent elevation to PM would boost the price beyond Thatcher.
Both results were well above the pre-auction estimates.
The Thatcher puppet was purchased by The Imperial War Museum while the Chancellor was flogged off to a private buyer.
A 1978 Superman suit worn by Christopher Reeve went for £8,400.