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Present for Iceland’s First First Lady on Auction

An object which is of relevance to Iceland’s history, a 14 carat gold Cartier watch which doubles as a lipstick holder, a present from former US President Harry S. Truman to the wife of Iceland’s first President, Georgína Björnsson, is currently on auction.

The watch-cum-lipstick holder is on offer on the website of Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen and its price is estimated between EUR 805 and 1,050 (USD 1,028 and 1,340), Fréttabladid reports.

According to Bruun Rasmussen’s website, Truman presented Georgína Björnsson with this gift when they met during her official visit to the US with her husband, Sveinn Björnsson, in the 1950s.

The auction closes on November 26.

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