Queen Victoria’s Underwear Sold For $15,000

CBSnews reports –

LONDON — A pair of silk bloomers that belonged to Britain’s Queen Victoria has sold at auction for 9,375 pounds ($14,950) — three times the underwear’s pre-sale estimate. A painting of the queen with her Scottish servant John Brown sold for 145,250 pounds ($230,000) at Edinburgh auction house Lyon & Turnbull. The close relationship between monarch and servant inspired the film “Mrs. Brown.” Both items were purchased Tuesday by anonymous bidders.

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