Teabag “Used” by Queen Elizabeth Listed for $12,000


When Queen Elizabeth II passed away, it opened up the floodgates for people on the internet trying to sell odd objects relating to Her Royal Highness. It comes as no surprise that the items listed commemorating her 70-year reign had some shocking price tags.

A tea bag listed on eBay for $12,000 was allegedly smuggled out of Windsor Castle in 1998 and is still in relatively good condition for being 24-years-old. According to the listing, it was smuggled out of the residence by an exterminator during the great roach infestation of the 1990s.

“This is the very teabag you might have seen on CNN in late 1998. Own a piece of History! Priceless!” the listing read.

To ensure the tea bag really has everything going for it, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Institute of Excellence in Certificates of Authenticity. According to the document, the IECA “has determined beyond any doubt that the following statements are absolutely true: This is a tea bag.”

The seller from Decatur, Georgia, removed the listing shortly after it was put up.

Some other crazy listings included not one but two life-sized wax statues of the Queen, both going for $15,900. A 1953 Queen Elizabeth II stamp sheet from Singapore is listed for an easy $39,888, plus a $288.80 shipping fee.

One of the most expensive items for asle is a Winsor & Newton 1977 Queen Elizabeth Jubilee sterling silver and Calamander wood artist box. The listing has the item for sale for around $52,000. The one-of-a-kind box was apparently “made as a presentation gift to Queen Elizabeth II on her Silver Jubilee in 1977.” Unfortunately, the seller has “no idea if it was ever given to our good Queen as it doesn’t come with any paperwork.”

Some smaller ticketed items are even going for outrageous prices. A few of the items listed are a $50 vintage 1953 Coronation tin box, an $810 Barbie Signature Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Collector and a $250 Pop! Royals Queen Elizabeth II Vinyl Figure.


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