THE QUEEN died this week and with her departure, she left behind a few things including an old teabag. No, not Prince Andrew. I said teabag, not scumbag. But if you want to own a piece of teabag history and have an eye for bargains, your chance to own THE QUEEN’S alleged teabag is just an eBay click away! For only $12,000 you can own THE QUEEN’s very own alleged tea bag. It would surely make a delightful conversation piece for any fancy dinner party.
The eBay listing claimed that the bag was 100% real and even included a Certificate of Authenticity to combat the naysayers. Huh, apparently, Lipton isn’t just America’s favorite tea. THE QUEEN was a fan, too. Definitely not a scam listing! via RadarOnline:
An old teabag “used” by the late Queen Elizabeth II was listed on eBay for a whopping $12,000 after her death at 96, RadarOnline.com can confirm.
The listing claimed it was smuggled out of Windsor Castle by an exterminator during a roach infestation years ago, according to a seller from Decatur, Georgia.
The listing also featured a “Certificate of Authenticity” issued by the Institute of Excellence in Certificates of Authenticity, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Hours later, however, that particular listing was taken down.
I was unaware that there was an institute dedicated to excellent authenticity. I’m learning so much about British (by way of Decatur, Georgia) culture! And whoever scored the prize may also have gotten a hint of royal roach killer in the tea bag as a bonus. What a deal! If you’re disappointed that you lost out on this particular piece, then you might be interested in all the other classy pilfered royal items on sale such as a “hand-signed 1959 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip poster” or a “vintage letter that Elizabeth signed mourning the passing of her late father.” It’s a Queen Elizabeth fire sale on eBay, apparently. Everything must go! And once you’re done buying all those very real, not fake pieces, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!