Queen Victorias bloomers sell for PS4,500 at auctionJuly 31st, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): A pair of fine cotton bloomers that Queen Victoria once wore have fetched 4,500 pounds at auction.
The exciting knickers bearing a VR monogram were actually expected to fetch 500 pounds.
The pants are open-crotch with separate legs joined by a draw-string at the waist, a popular style in the late Victorian era.
A family from Lincolnshire put them up for auction, and a Canadian buyer has finally purchased them.
Charles Hanson, the auctioneer, said that the size suggested that Victoria had a very wide girth.
These pants, considering their provenance and pedigree, are very exciting, Times Online quoted him as saying. (ANI)
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