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Princess Diana’s iconic ‘Black Sheep’ sweater sells at auction

Written by on September 15, 2023

Would you bid on a piece of history?

A red sweater that was worn by the iconic Princess Diana that featured a single black sheep among rows of woolly white sheep has sold at auction for more than $1.1m.

Princess Diana wearing her iconic read sweater.
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The Sotheby’s auction house said that there was a frenetic bout of final online bidding.

Princess Diana’s iconic “Black Sheep” sweater at the auction house Sotheby’s in London in July 2023 [File: Frank Augstein/AP Photo]








Princess Diana wore this sweater when she was 19-years-old shortly after her engagement to then-Prince Charles at a June 1981 polo match in which the prince participated.

Princess Diana with Prince Charles at a polo meeting at Windsor, June 1983. Getty Images








The sweater was sold by Sotheby’s for $1.1m – including fees and commission – after a fierce battle by internet bidders – 10 times more than the initial selling estimate of between $50,000 to $80,000, the auction house said on Thursday.



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