June 14, 2006

The Desire for Something Touched by Royalty

OK, I can understand the Poltimore tiara going for 820,000 pounds. Well, maybe not - but it's damn pretty as such things go, so I won't get too bent out of shape over that. But some of the other prices that the lots in the auction of Princess Margaret's possessions have fetched? You've got to be kidding. Really. Things going for 100 times the high end of the pre-auction estimates? I suppose in a way it's reassuring that it's all princesses whose possessions are craved, not simply ones who love to play the "news" media. But in another way that makes it all the more perplexing. Do fairytales still have that much of an effect on people?

Posted by armand at June 14, 2006 11:38 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Culture

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