Margaret Thatcher"s Asprey handbag sold at auction for 25,000

Margaret Thatcher"s Asprey handbag sold at auction for 25,000

“A weapon with quite a track record”: Margaret Thatcher”s Asprey handbag sold at auction for 25,000

1:53 PM on 28th June 2011

Iconic handbag: The bag which was sold at auction for 25,000 was the same one Margaret Thatcher had on her arm during her 1985 U.S. visit

Iconic handbag: The bag which was sold at auction for 25,000 was the same one Margaret Thatcher had on her arm during her 1985 U.S. visit

A little piece of history: The bag was purchased by private buyer who was said to be a

A little piece of history: The bag was purchased by private buyer who was said to be a “great admirer” of the former Prime Minister

Going, going... Lord Archer led the charity auction, which also included Fender Telecaster guitar given by Eric Clapton which fetched 15,000 and an Andy Warhol sketch of Princess Diana

Going, going… Lord Archer led the charity auction, which also included Fender Telecaster guitar given by Eric Clapton which fetched 15,000 and an Andy Warhol sketch of Princess Diana

Proud daughter: Carol Thatcher, pictured with Jeffrey Archer, described the bag as

Proud daughter: Carol Thatcher, pictured with Jeffrey Archer, described the bag as “a weapon with quite a track record”