Photographs of the Cottingley fairies are due to be sold at auction this month.

The famous images considered to be one of the great hoaxes of the 20th century were taken during the summer of 1917.

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One of the pictures up for auction taken by Frances Griffiths of her cousin Elsie Wright in 1920. Photograph: Marc Tielemans/Dominic Winter Auctioneers/PA
One of the pictures up for auction taken by Frances Griffiths of her cousin Elsie Wright in 1920. Photograph: Marc Tielemans/Dominic Winter Auctioneers/PA