It seems every time a pair of Queen Victoria's Knickers come up for auction these days they fetch a record price. A couple of years ago we reported on a sale in Derby where a pair fetched thousands of pounds and specualted that to attact such high bids they must have contained a royal skidmark.

Now we hear of another pair going under the hammer and being knocked down for over 9000. (S14,000) A spokesman for Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull said, "We're amazed, this is about three times the bottom estimate."

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