Sun. Jan 24th, 2021

Sotheby’s Auction House is a well-respected entity that auctions off anything from diamonds, fine wines and property.  An auction of a different kind took place recently.  Rights to SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick’s hairstyling secrets were auctioned off and brought in a record amount of cash.

One Sotheby’s spokesperson told Newry Spud:

“This is very out of the ordinary. We are focused primarily on more traditional items but this was one request that we simply could not pass up. Gillian Fitzpatrick’s non-move hairstyle is a south Down icon in its own right.  In fact it’s gone beyond iconic status.”

The winning bidder thought to be a wife of a Russian multi-millionaire told us:

“The price tag just kept going up.  I told my husband that I would not spend over £650,000 for it.  But Gillian was sitting up there on stage.  I kept looking at her hair, live and in person, and knew that I could not pass the opportunity to have a bouffant like hers.”

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