Margaret Thatcher is one of the most iconic politicians of the 20th Century – and her place in history is reflected in the rising value of related collectables.
To mark the 40th anniversary of her becoming Britain’s first female Prime Minister, a sale of her famous handbags, jewellery and clothes is taking place at the auction house Christie’s from Thursday.
While a typed engagement list drawn up for her tearful last day in power – November 28, 1990 – that started at 7.45am with a hair- do and ended at 6pm with a proposed dinner at the Savoy Grill with husband Denis, is valued at £500.
Recent sales of Iron Lady memorabilia have seen prices far exceed expectation.
Baroness Thatcher’s parliamentary robes sold for £81,700 four years ago – against an £1,800 estimate. At the same sale, a pearl necklace valued at £800 went under the hammer for £62,500.