Margaret Thatcher suits sell for £73,000 at Christie's

A jade green wool suit worn by Margaret Thatcher on the day she was confirmed as Tory party leader in February 1975 has sold at auction for £25,000.

It was among seven outfits worn by Baroness Thatcher in the 1970s to go under the hammer at Christie's in London.

An anonymous purchaser bought the suit while an online bidder in South Korea snapped up the six other items, raising a total of £73,125.

The items were sold as part of Christie's London Sale, a one-off themed auction held to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.

Keith Doyle describes the sale.

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