Rare huge white truffle on display at Sotheby's New York on December 5, 2014
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Huge white Italian truffle to be auctioned in New York

An Italian white truffle, reportedly the largest in the world, will be sold at an in-house and online auction in New York on Saturday.

Found last week in the Umbrian region of Italy and weighing 4.16lbs, it is nearly twice the size of a truffle that was sold in 2010 for $417,200 (£267,000).

Sotheby's said bidding is expected to start at $50,000 (£30,000) and could go much higher,

Nuala McGovern reports.

  • 06 Dec 2014
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