Cashing in on the Iron Lady
In honour of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral today, we thought we’d share one of Studio Binocular’s favourite figurines: our Margaret Thatcher nut cracker.
All you have to do is pop a walnut up the Iron Lady’s skirt and – hey presto – the nut is cracked. This excellent gift (thanks Ben) also came in a fantastic box, with Maggie popping her eyes out of number 10 Downing Street.
Anyway, all of this sentimental nut cracking got us thinking about what other Thatcher memorabilia might be fetching a pretty penny on ebay. We did a quick search and found that $1,000 can score you an autographed, leather bound copy of “Path to Power”, whilst an autographed copy of her memoir “The Downing Street Years” will set you back $9,000…luckily for us we scored a copy of this in an op-shop last year whilst she was still alive. As you can see from the price on her head, we picked it up for the now bargain basement price of $4.99.
Not to worry if memoirs aren’t your thing – you could always pick up a Margaret Thatcher Thimble, or – better yet – a set of these enviable slippers:
Word on the street is that novelty dolls and toys go up around 20-30% when someone dies. The Daily Mail interviewed an internet entrepreneur from Warwick – Gavin Hodge – who noted that the same thing happens when any artist dies, and that “as a champion of the free market, Maggie probably would have approved’.
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