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Princess Diana's silver card case sells for almost $21,000


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BOSTON (AP) -- A sterling silver card case that belonged to Britain's late Princess Diana has sold at auction for nearly $21,000.

The ornately designed case with leather interior pockets was a gift to Diana from her grandmother. It fetched the highest price out of 79 items connected to the British royal at an auction that ended Wednesday, conducted by Boston-based RR Auction.

The case was among belongings Diana donated to charity months before her death on Aug. 31, 1997 in a Paris car crash.

A 17-inch (43-centimeter) silver necklace with a capital "D'' charm that Diana is thought to have worn as a teen sold for almost $9,000, while a black metal mesh handbag sold for more than $7,400.

Diana's handwritten French vocabulary book from her time at a Swiss finishing school sold for more than $15,000.

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