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Today you can buy Margaret Thatcher's handbag on auction

Today you can buy Margaret Thatcher's handbag on auctionUp to 350 "historic and personal lots" related to Thatcher are on offer, and include Britain's only woman prime minister's wedding dress, her red prime ministerial dispatch bag and a figure of an eagle given to her by former U.S. president Ronald Reagan.

Also in the auction is the blue woolen suit she wore when she delivered the famous "no, no, no" speech in parliament against greater central control in Europe 25 years ago.

One part of the sale, with 150 of the items, is held at auctioneer Christie's London showroom, with estimates ranging from 200 to 180,000 pounds. A separate online sale with another 200 items, which began on Dec. 3 will run until Wednesday.

Known as the "Iron Lady", Thatcher was Britain's longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century.

The auction was announced after London's Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), Britain's main repository of historic clothes, said that talks about adding items from her wardrobe to its collection had led nowhere.

Via: Reuters
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