GOBLETS, old muskets and vintage cigar boxes are just some of the £2.5m worth of antique items Oxford City Council owns.

The Oxford Mail can reveal Oxfordshire’s councils are sitting on “staggering” art collections worth millions, with the city’s being the most expensive.

By comparison, Oxfordshire County Council boasts a modest collection worth just £74,600 including 11 oil paintings and a bronze figure.

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