....don't worry, the credit crunch has not hit the pants market that hard, this was the price paid by a very happy buyer for Queen Victoria's bloomers which went under auction yesterday. Hitting nine times their estimate, the bloomers with a 50 inch waist are dated from the 1890s and have the insignia V.R. to illustrate their authenticity. The bidder also paid around £4000 for a chemise with a 55 inch bust. Click here to take a look at the legendary bloomers.
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