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Old 06-23-2009, 04:27 AM
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A desk rubber used by Princess Diana when she was at boarding school in Norfolk is expected to fetch more than £300 when it is auctioned later

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:33 PM
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I had one just like that!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:31 AM
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Fragments of Britain's late Princess Diana's wedding dress are being sold for £15,500.
The collage of off cuts from the gown, which Diana wore for her 1981 marriage to Prince Charles, is being sold on internet auction site eBay, but the price has been cut to ensure a quick sale.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:12 PM
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Two letters handwritten bylate Princess Diana went up for auction on Tuesday (27.10.09).
The notes - a thank you letter and a Christmas card from the princess to fashion designer Bruce Oldfield - went under the hammer as part of British TV series 'Cash In The Celebrity Attic'.

Princess Diana's letters auctioned - Monsters and Critics
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:21 AM
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A bottle of champagne from Britain's Prince Charles' wedding to Diana is expected to fetch £1,200 at auction.
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I hope that some or ALL the money made from those letters will go to charity... it always "SHOCKS" me how Diana's friends sell her personal things.....
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Princess Diana letters up for auction reveal angst over media attention - and love for James Bond

Princess Diana letters up for auction reveal angst over media attention - and love for James Bond
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I love to hear what Diana wrote in letters.She was so good and nice person.I understand her perfectly,even not waiting to open gifts,and when she said she did not see light at the end of tunnel.I have always understood Diana perfectly...Thanks dear gfg02
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:21 PM
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Iconic dresses worn by Princess Diana up for auction

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265458/Iconic-dresses-worn-Princess-Diana-auction.html#ixzz0kvIkoTXi

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...o-be-sold.html

http://www.paulfrasercollectibles.co...=26&docid=2705
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Iconic dresses worn by Princess Diana up for auction
Princess Diana's dress worn on first official appearance to be sold - Telegraph
Always loved that dress on Diana, Princess of Wales. Wish I could wear it and afford it.
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Diana's daring black dress goes on the block

Source: Associated Press.

It was black and strapless, with a sassy sequined flounce at the bodice and a gloriously full, swishy skirt.
The dress was, Lady Diana Spencer thought, so grown-up, just right for her first official engagement after the announcement she was to marry Prince Charles.
But when photographs emerged of the then 19-year-old Diana emerging from a limousine at a March, 1981 charity event — all creamy shoulders and ample decolletage — there was a minor scandal over the revealing cut. According to Elizabeth Emanuel, who designed the ball gown with her husband David, they didn't realize the furor the dress would cause.
"She just looked fantastic. At that time, she was curvy. Not fat in any way, but she had cleavage — we love cleavage. And she looked great in this dress," Emanuel said in an interview Friday. "We in no way expected there to be such a reaction. And I think from that moment on, Diana became a fashion icon."
The dress had been missing for years until David Emanuel recently discovered it in a plastic bag at his home. Along with other garments worn by Diana and designed by the Emanuels, it is to be auctioned off June 8 in a sale that includes the silk chiffon blouse chosen for the Princess of Wales' official engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon, and the calico prototype used to fit her famous ivory wedding gown.
Prince Charles reportedly didn't like the ballgown she wore to the charity event, because he thought black was for people in mourning. Diana thought it was tres chic, and anyway, she had nothing else to wear.
"She was unsophisticated at that point, and when I look at the wedding dress and the black ballgown I can see a young girl's dream of the ultimate party dress or romantic dress," said auctioneer Kerry Taylor, whose eponymous firm is handling the sale. "So there's an innocence about these early pieces.
"Later on she became very svelte, very sophisticated, very elegant," Taylor said. "But here we see just a very beautiful, innocent young girl, and the clothes reflect that."
For the editors of Britain's voracious press, the dress — and the snaps of Diana in it — would kick off a long love affair with the princess.
"Up until that point, they'd seen her as a floppy-haired puppy," said Christopher Wilson, a seasoned observer who has written extensively on the royals. "And that's the moment Fleet Street fell in love with her.
"It all stretches back to that one picture."
Taylor and Elizabeth Emanuel are hopeful the collection will go to a museum — the black dress is expected to fetch between 30,000 and 50,000 pounds ($44,000 to $73,000) and the prototype of the wedding dress between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds ($12,000 to $17,000) — but understand that Diana's legacy means there's a strong chance a private collector may snap up the garments.
Despite the reaction to her ballgown, Diana liked it enough to ask the Emanuels to take it in when it became too large for her, as she was constantly losing weight. In the months leading up to her wedding, Diana's waist dropped from 26 to 24 inches, and the Emanuels decided it would be easier to just make her a new, smaller version of the dress. Elizabeth Emanuel said she doesn't know what happened to the second version.
The collection up for sale includes sketches, notes, invoices — one shows Diana's mother paid 1,000 guineas for the wedding party's dresses, which was the equivalent of 1,050 pounds — and even the handbag that Elizabeth Emanuel carried to the wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981. It still has the smelling salts the designer brought along in case her famous client felt faint. (She didn't, Emanuel said, describing Diana as the epitome of calm.)
"Diana was just fantastic. From the moment we first met her, she was just like a regular client. She was lovely, down-to-earth, very sweet, very calm, very friendly. She made a point of meeting everybody in the work room and she was just so easy to get on with," Emanuel said. "We had so much fun."
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Diana's low-cut black evening dress sold for £192,000

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Diana's 'engagement dress' sells for £192,000 | Mail Online

It is the dress which catapulted the then 19-year-old Diana on to the world stage when she wore it just weeks after becoming engaged to Prince Charles.And today the beautiful black taffeta grown designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel sold for £192,000 - nearly four times what it was expected to achieve. The dress was bought by a fashion museum in Chile.

The Princess of Wales, who was then Lady Diana Spencer, wore the dress to a black-tie benefit event at Goldsmiths' Hall in the City in March 1981 - her first official engagement with her fiance, Prince Charles.
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That was a very very beautiful dress.
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Princess Diana looked so good in that black gown. It was her first public appearance with Prince Charles and she met Prince Grace of Monaco.
I wish she would have stayed that weight and not gotten bulimia.
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Yes, she was so very pretty then.

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Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Express Yourself :: Whatever happened to Princess Diana's dresses?

Article on what happen to other Diana, Princess of Wales gowns.

Diana dress 'is fashion history' - Channel 4 News

Article on why Diana, Princess of Wales' gown sell.
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I remember that night, as young as I was, and all the coverage that got even here in Canada. Diana really did look amazing that night.
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Dress that changed Shy Di

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A behind-the-scenes interview with the auction house that just sold the black dress:
Legendary Vintage Fashion Auctioneer Kerry Taylor on Madame Gres, Princess Di, and Why She Won't Loan Out Dresses
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Princess Diana memorabilia is still a Royal investment for collectors

Paul Fraser Collectibles | Princess Diana memorabilia is still a Royal investment for collectors
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