Princess Diana auction sells 79 items from handbags to silver necklace

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 September, 2017, 12:25am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 September, 2017, 3:27am

A sterling silver card case that belonged to Britain’s late Princess Diana has sold at auction for nearly US$21,000.

The ornately designed case with leather interior pockets was a gift to Diana from her grandmother. It fetched the highest price out of 79 items connected to the British royal at an auction that ended on Wednesday, conducted by Boston-based RR Auction.

The case was among belongings Diana donated to charity months before her death on August 31, 1997 in a Paris car crash.

A 17-inch (43-centimeter) silver necklace with a capital “D’’ charm that Diana is thought to have worn as a teen sold for almost US$9,000, while a black metal mesh handbag sold for more than US$7,400.

Diana’s handwritten French vocabulary book from her time at a Swiss finishing school sold for more than US$15,000.