Last year or was it 2008, time goes so quickly in blogland, we reported on a pair of Queen Vic’s Knicks coming up for auction and fetching a right old bundle. The outside (50 inch waist) bloomers were auctioned at the salerooms of Hanson’s of Derby and the hammer fell at £4,500.
Reasons why the garment fetched such a price are hinted at in our linked article.
Why are they blethering on about something they posted over a year ago? you might well ask.
Well if you are a fan of all things royal or a Regina-eroticist you might be interested to learn Queen Victoria’s silk stockings are now being sold by private collector (nudge, nudge) The items will be knocked down at the Lyon and Turnbull Auction in Edinburgh on 24 March. Though not as highly prized by collectors as the knickers Queen Vic’s Stockings are expected to attract bids in the region of £400.
What this proves to us when seen in the light of the row about homeopathy (reported at the Daily Stirrer) currently raging between the “Science is God” lobby and the “it’s hippies own business what they spend their money on” freethinkers is that what people spend their hard – earned on truly is their own business. Even at £400 a pair for ancient stockings.
Homepathy is endorsed by members of the royal family of course. We cannot comment on whether that has any bearing on the value of Queen Vic’s underwear athough as homeopathy allegedly works through a memory of a substance being stored in water maybe there is a memory of Victoria’s majesty in the gusset of her pants.