Queen Victoria's large bloomers achieve $10,000 in Kent sale

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2015-06-26 13:57:10

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Queen Victoria's large bloomers achieve $10,000 in Kent sale

A large pair of Queen Victoria's bloomers were among the highlights on October 12

A large pair of Queen Victoria's bloomers sold for 6,200 ($9,981) at Westernhanger Auctioneers in Kent, UK on October 12.

Queen Victoria bloomersThe bloomers date to around 1890 - 11 years before Victoria's death

Michael Hogben, a spokesperson for the house, told KentOnline (a local news source): "The items are very large - she wore them towards the end of her life when she had eaten a lot more than most people could afford to.

"When Queen Victoria died she gifted a lot of her under-linen to her loyal servants. These bloomers have been in a Kent family for more than 80 years."

Another pair of Victoria's underwear sold for 9,375 ($15,000) at Lyon & Turnbull in 2011.

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