A guillotine for sale with the French auction house Drouot. This version was sold in 2011. Photo: Drouot

Next on the block, a working guillotine with a few dents on the blade

The auction has stirred controversy in France, where the death penalty was abolished in 1981

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A guillotine for sale with the French auction house Drouot. This version was sold in 2011. Photo: Drouot
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