LONDON (AP) - A turquoise wool suit that Margaret Thatcher wore on the day she was confirmed as Conservative Party leader has sold at auction for 25,000 pounds ($39,670).
An anonymous bidder bought the dress suit by British designer Mansfield, at a Christie's auction in London late Monday. The auction also sold six other outfits - worn by Thatcher in the 1970s before she became prime minister - to a buyer in South Korea.
Those outfits included a canary yellow dress with navy trim and a matching jacket that the former leader wore to the Conservative Party Conference in 1975; a blush pink outfit Thatcher wore in a BBC show in which she was interviewed on her skin care regime; and a silver and gold cocktail ensemble.
In total, the outfits fetched a little more than 73,000 pounds.
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