Young Queen Elizabeth's gown achieves 33% increase on estimate



2015-06-26 13:46:14

Young Queen Elizabeth's gown achieves 33% increase on estimate

A gown worn by a young Queen Elizabeth sold for $3,500 at Reeman Dansie

A gown worn by a young Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) has sold for 2,000 ($3,391), a 33.3% increase on its 1,500 ($2,543) estimate.

The lot headlined a sale of royal memorabilia at Reeman Dansie in Colchester, UK on June 24.

Queen Elizabeth gown The dress was presented to Kathleen Ward, a staff member at Clarence House

It's a floral patterned number in pink and was given by Queen Elizabeth to Kathleen Ward, a telephone operator at Clarence House,during the early 1960s.

Ward later featured in an article in a 1961 edition of Women's Own magazine titled "How I Came to Wear the Queen's Gown", a copy of which accompanied the dress.

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