Friday, August 15, 2008

Hail to the Queen

(with a bow to my Brit friend, David, who is convinced that we Yanks are just rude, rebellious buggers)

Queen Victoria's bloomers just sold for $9,000! The Queen of England (1819-1901), whose reign just kissed the 20th century, was five feet tall...and four feet-plus wide.

Read it here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080730/ap_on_en_ot/britain_victoria_s_bloomers

Her chemise (with a 66-inch bust - what a big girl!) sold for $8,000...and her nightie for $11,000.
The items, which date from the 1890s, came from a family whose ancestor had been lady-in-waiting to the Queen.

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