Updated: 08/04/2013 12:45 | By Jess Edwards, MSN Her
Under the hammer: Margaret Thatcher's suits

A selection of outfits worn by Margaret Thatcher sold at auction



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A selection of suits worn by Baroness Margaret Thatcher went under the hammer in 2012 and sold for £73,125.

The outfits, all worn by Lady Thatcher in the 1970s whilst she was Education Minister, were auctioned off at The London Sale at Christie's. The suits, which were all expected to sell for £1000-£1500 each, realised a total of £73,125 with this dress, which Lady Thatcher wore on the day she was confirmed as Conservative Party Leader, selling for a huge £25,000.

Flick through the gallery to find out more about each outfit including the price they sold for.

Margaret Thatcher's business suit , Mansfield, 1972- sold for £25,000

The outfit: jade green wool suit composed of jacket and silk-topped dress with tie neck and belt, the jacket piped to match the bodice.

When it was worn: on the day she was confirmed as Conservative Party Leader, Feb, 1975

Labelled: Mansfield, Made in England

Estimate: £1,000-1,500
Sold for: £25,000

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