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Image: Kate Bain from Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers poses for photographers with a framed pair of silk bloomers that once belonged to Queen Victoria.
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Kate Bain from Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers poses on October 27 with a framed pair of silk bloomers that once belonged to Queen Victoria. The bloomers are from a collection of over five hundred royal antiques that were auctioned November 1.
updated 11/1/2011 6:47:48 PM ET 2011-11-01T22:47:48

A pair of silk bloomers that belonged to Britain's Queen Victoria has sold at auction for 9,375 pounds ($14,950) — three times the underwear's pre-sale estimate.

A painting of the queen with her Scottish servant John Brown sold for 145,250 pounds ($230,000) at Edinburgh auction house Lyon & Turnbull. The close relationship between monarch and servant inspired the film "Mrs. Brown."

The ultimate in royal memorabilia? Kate's childhood home up for auction

Both items were purchased Tuesday by anonymous bidders.

They were among items from Old Battersea House, the London home of U.S. publishing clan the Forbes family.

Prince William, Kate Middleton at first fundraiser

A four-poster bed Elizabeth Taylor slept in when she stayed at the house during her honeymoon with seventh husband Larry Fortensky sold for more than 9,000 pounds ($14,350).

The prices include buyer's premium.

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