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  • Margaret Thatcher's shoes auctioning at PFC Auctions
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    Paul Fraser
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Margaret Thatcher's shoes auctioning at PFC Auctions

PFC Auctions is currently accepting bids on two pairs of Margaret Thatcher's shoes, as well as a number of signed photographs and books.

Following her death earlier this year, much has been said about Britain's first female prime minister's sartorial sensibilities. The lady's handbags, pussy-bow blouses and mid-heeled shoes have all come under severe scrutiny, and it must be said, escaped largely unscathed.

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Thatcher’s silk high heels

PFC Auctions is offering a pair of bejewelled sling backs and a pair of black, high-heeled pumps to the highest bidder.

Investors are keen to acquire Thatcher's iconic attire: in September 2012, a set of suits crossed the block at Christie's London, bringing a 1,223% increase on their combined estimate. A single, navy blue ensemble made £20,000 ($31,779); a boxy leather handbag once touted by the politician had previously sold for £103,000 ($163,865) in 2000.

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Thatcher’s sling-backs – both pairs of shoes were made especially for Margaret Thatcher

Famously quoted as saying, "I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end", Thatcher proved a divisive figure throughout her lifetime.

Yet from a collectible standpoint, controversial figures often prove the most collectible in the long run.

As the old adage goes, in order to fully understand a person, you have to walk a mile in their shoes.

Bidding on Thatcher's shoes is to close tomorrow (May 30). This could be your only opportunity to own intimate items of attire belonging to the lady herself - don't miss out.

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    Paul Fraser
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