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Rare cast of Princess Diana’s hand expected to sell for $45,000

It was made by the world-renowned sculptor Oscar Nemon.


(JohnMathewSmith 2010 via Wikimedia Commons)

By Ben Barry via SWNS

An extremely rare cast of Princess Diana's left hand is expected to fetch up to £40,000 ($45,600 USD) when it goes under the hammer next week.

The hand will be up for grabs on Tuesday, November 8 at auctioneers Reeman Dansie, Colchester, UK.

A cast of Princess Diana's left hand. (Reeman Dansie via SWNS)

The rare cast of Princess Diana's hands was made by the world-renowned sculptor Oscar Nemon.

Nemon, who was working on a relief of the Princess when he died in 1985, also did sculptures of the late Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill and Siegmund Freud.

A cast he made of Sir Winston Churchill's right hand is also being auctioned by Reeman Danise next Tuesday.

(Reeman Dansie via SWNS)

It is expected to fetch about $7,000 USD.

Reeman Dansie's royal specialist James Grinter said: "It is an amazing feeling to be able to hold the hands of two of the most famous influential Britons of the twentieth century."

Other lots in the sale include a signed portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and pictures of her learning to drive and helping to repair cars.

(Reeman Dansie via SWNS)

A rare 1950s pink satin petticoat tailor-made for Her Majesty could also see bidding reach £1,500.

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