Turning her attention to the value, the expert revealed: “I have to tell you that the last pair I saw at auction fetched £16,000.”
“For a pair of knickers?” the guest quizzed as she looked on in shock.
Hilary continued: “So, I have no hesitation in valuing these at the same figure. Probably around £12,000 to £16,000.
“It is a lot of money but it is a reflection of the regard with which Queen Victoria is held today.”
The guest appeared lost for words as she simply replied: “My goodness.”
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