Margaret Thatcher’s Lipstick Kiss Napkin Sold at Auction
The Margaret Thatcher’s lipstick kiss napkin is a piece of memory many collectors will die for.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and the only woman to have held the office.
Margaret was called “The Iron Lady” by a Soviet journalist. The nickname became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style.
Unfortunately she died two years ago, but her legacy continues to stand.
Because she was liked and loved by everyone, any item that she touched or owned is worth close to millions.
We already know that two of her bags were sold between £25,000 and £100,000.
However, the item we are talking about here is a napkin from the luxury Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The napkin that is a rather curious collectible has made the bidders crazy.
The collectible has a lipstick print which Margaret Thatcher left during her visit to the United States.
The napkin was sold ahead of Valentine’s Day on the collectors’ site Picollecta.
The former French president Francois Mitterrand once said about Thatcher that she had “the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe”.
The Picollecta website, where the napkin was sold, said that the item was “retrieved from Mrs. Thatcher’s waste basket in her dressing room by a theater employee”.
The description said the item was “possibly the most personal piece of Thatcher memorabilia to appear on the market”.
She stayed at the five star luxury hotel in 2000, the place where the napkin was found.
Her memorabilia changes hands for tens of thousands of pounds. A bottle of champagne signed by the prime minister was recently sold for £45,000. And her famous handbags can sell for £65,000.
The napkin, which has still clearly visible her lipstick imprint, is listed at $2,950.
A piece of history, an item touched by one of the most powerful ladies in the world is just something collectors are crazy about. They were willing to bid thousands of pounds for the napkin.
Meryl Streep, who portrayed the late former British prime minister in the 2011 biopic The Iron Lady, called Thatcher a “figure of awe” and added “it is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the U.K. at the end of the 20th century.”
Every great story must come to an end, and so did the story of Margaret Thatcher. R.I.P!
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