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Margaret Thatcher's clothes, handbags going up for auction at Christie's

  • FILE - In this May 11, 1987 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to members of the media on returning to No. 10 Downing Street from Buckingham Palace after a visit with Queen Elizabeth II. Christie’s is set to sell personal possessions of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including papers, mementoes, clothes _ and her iconic handbags. The auctioneer said Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that 150 lots will go under the hammer Dec. 15 in London, with another 200 sold by online auction.  The suit worn in this photo will be included in the auction.  (AP Photo/Dennis Redman, File)

    FILE - In this May 11, 1987 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to members of the media on returning to No. 10 Downing Street from Buckingham Palace after a visit with Queen Elizabeth II. Christie’s is set to sell personal possessions of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including papers, mementoes, clothes _ and her iconic handbags. The auctioneer said Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that 150 lots will go under the hammer Dec. 15 in London, with another 200 sold by online auction. The suit worn in this photo will be included in the auction. (AP Photo/Dennis Redman, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 15, 1990 file photo,  Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher leaves 10 Downing Street in London en route to the House of Commons. Christie’s is set to sell personal possessions of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including papers, mementoes, clothes _ and her iconic handbags. The auctioneer said Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that 150 lots will go under the hammer Dec. 15 in London, with another 200 sold by online auction. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp, File)

    FILE - In this March 15, 1990 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher leaves 10 Downing Street in London en route to the House of Commons. Christie’s is set to sell personal possessions of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including papers, mementoes, clothes _ and her iconic handbags. The auctioneer said Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that 150 lots will go under the hammer Dec. 15 in London, with another 200 sold by online auction. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 4, 1979 file photo, Britain's newly elected Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher talks to the press as her husband Denis waits on the doorstep of  10 Downing Street, in London, Christie’s is set to sell personal possessions of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including papers, mementoes, clothes _ and her iconic handbags. The auctioneer said Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that 150 lots will go under the hammer Dec. 15 in London, with another 200 sold by online auction.  The suit worn in this photo will be included in the auction. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this May 4, 1979 file photo, Britain's newly elected Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher talks to the press as her husband Denis waits on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, in London, Christie’s is set to sell personal possessions of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including papers, mementoes, clothes _ and her iconic handbags. The auctioneer said Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 that 150 lots will go under the hammer Dec. 15 in London, with another 200 sold by online auction. The suit worn in this photo will be included in the auction. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

Christie's is set to sell personal possessions of the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including papers, mementos, clothes — and her iconic handbags.

The auctioneer said Tuesday that 150 lots will go under the hammer Dec. 15 in London, with a further 200 sold by online auction.

The items include a red leather ministerial dispatch box, an award from Thatcher's friend and ally President Ronald Reagan, her wedding outfit and an Art Deco emerald and diamond necklace by Chaumet.

Branded "the Iron Lady" for her steely determination, Thatcher governed Britain between 1979 and 1990, transforming the country with her free-market policies.

Her practice of berating ministers and lawmakers became known as "handbagging."

Thatcher died in April 2013, aged 87, and the possessions are being sold by her family.