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Old 11-02-11, 03:10 PM
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Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

Not Florida.

With all these recent news items regarding Kardashians and Lohans, I thought this would be a welcome respite:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7A153220111102

(Reuters) - Queen Victoria's underwear sold for record prices, but a four-poster bed in which actress Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her eighth honeymoon failed to set bidders at an Edinburgh auction on fire.

One of the world's biggest private collections of 19th century Victoriana, amassed by the Forbes Magazine publishing family, raised 2.2 million pounds ($3.5 million) in the one-day sale at the Lyon and Turnbull auction house in the Scottish capital late Tuesday.

A pair of the late British monarch's monogrammed white silk stockings went for 4,200 pounds amid lively bidding, a pair of black and cream silk mourning stockings was bought for 3,400 pounds, and a framed pair of her silk bloomers brought 9,500 pounds. Lyon and Turnbull Vice-Chairman Paul Roberts said he believed these were record prices.
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Re: Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

I'd have paid 30k if they were still soiled.
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Re: Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

How can they prove the provenance of Queen Victoria's underwear? It's not like she signed a document. "I solemly affirm that these are my unmentionables."
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Re: Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

improper use of the "@" symbol in thread title.
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Re: Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
How can they prove the provenance of Queen Victoria's underwear?
I think they were able to match the lip impressions found on the backside of the undies to that of the lips of Prince Albert.
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Re: Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

Hey.....everyones gotta have a hobby.


Arrested a guy for DUI last week who had breast implants, bra's, lingerie and size 13 acryllic 4 inch heeled stripper shoes in his work van.

To each their own I guess.
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Re: Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

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Hey.....everyones gotta have a hobby.


Arrested a guy for DUI last week who had breast implants, bra's, lingerie and size 13 acryllic 4 inch heeled stripper shoes in his work van.

To each their own I guess.
Did you check to make sure he hadn't cut them out of some stripper?
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Re: Someone Spends @ $15,000 For Old Lady's Underwear

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
Did you check to make sure he hadn't cut them out of some stripper?

He admitted they were his...got done with work at 5pm then went and met someone he'd met on Craigslist before heading home to the wife. Too bad he liked his Oxy/Perocet too much. And they weren't even prescribed for him.

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