Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Dress worn by the Queen to go under the hammer

10:11 19 June 2014

Reeman Dansie, Colchester set to auction an Evening gown worn by HRH The Princess Elizabeth and subsequently given by The Princess to Kathleen Ward, who worked at Clarence House as a telephonist. James Grinter pictured with dress.

Reeman Dansie, Colchester set to auction an Evening gown worn by HRH The Princess Elizabeth and subsequently given by The Princess to Kathleen Ward, who worked at Clarence House as a telephonist. James Grinter pictured with dress.

A dress worn by the Queen will go under the hammer in Colchester.

shares

The late 1940s silk evening dress is being sold at Reeman Dansie auction house as part of a collection of royal lots.

It was worn by Her Majesty when she was still a princess and later given by her to Kathleen Ward, a telephonist at Clarence House for seven years firstly for Princess Elizabeth and then for The Queen Mother.

The history of the dress was charted in a Woman’s Own article in June 1961 and the dress will be sold with a copy of the article for an estimated £1-1,500, though it could fetch much more.

Other royal lots at the auction on Tuesday June 24 include an old internal phone with buttons including “Princess Anne” and a plaque from the tradesmen’s entrance to a royal household.

Michelle Lloyd, assistant to the auction house directors, said: “Over the years we have had more and more royal lots here at Reeman Dansie and people seem to be coming to us nationally.”

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Fire crews rescue the man in Rumburgh - photo Jane Davis

A driver is lucky to have escaped after his car careered off the road and into a pond in Rumburgh, say eyewitnesses.

There are around 17 miles of tailbacks on the northbound A12 this evening.

Nowton Park daffodils. Pictured is George Cole.

March winds and April showers should give a very traditional flavour to the weather over the next few days as youngsters across Suffolk start their Easter school holidays.

The Charlatans' frontman Tim Burgess is looking forward to returning to V Festival this year

The Charlatans are among the latest names added to this year’s V Festival.

Staff at Sainsbury's on Woodbridge Road Andrew Rodger (left) and Martin Palman with youngsters at Noah's Ark Pre-School taking part in a fundraising 'bunny bounce' to raise money for a better outdoor play area and staff Sam Chambers (front L to R) Sophie Woodward and Sue Woolard.

Dozens of toddlers have helped an Ipswich pre-school raise funds to improve its outdoor play area – by taking part in a ‘Bunny Bounce’ challenge.

Hollesley.

Opposition has been voiced over proposals to use part of the grounds of a residential home for nine properties, including much-needed affordable housing.

The design of the proposed new clifftop shelter at Felixstowe - a replacement for an earlier modernistic design labelled as a monstrosity by some councillors.

Proposals for a new clifftop shelter labelled by a community leader as a “monstrosity” have been ditched in favour of a more traditional design.

Enthusiasts at Bawdsey Transmitter Block at Bawdsey Manor to mark the 80th anniversary of the Daventry Experiment which proved radar was possible. A £1.4m lottery bid has been lodged to preserve the old radar station.

Enthusiasts have submitted an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for grant aid towards a £1.4million project to preserve one of Britain’s most precious pieces of war-time history and turn it into a major attraction.

Wayne Bayliss, 34, from Bury St Edmunds, is wanted for recall to prison

The public have been warned not to approach a 34-year-old man wanted for breaching the conditions of his release from prison on licence.

Police are appealing for help tracing a man after five bottles of spirits were stolen from a Morrisons store in Chelmsford

Police are appealing for help tracing a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of alcohol from an Essex supermarket.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages