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ACCORDING to The Guardian, a 10-year-old Hermès Himalaya Birkin with a diamond-encrusted white gold lock is expected to become the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction in Europe when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s in London.

It's likely to exceed its estimate of £100,000-£150,000, putting it in line to top the highest price paid for a handbag at auction in Europe, which stands at £155,000.

Christie’s handbag specialist, Rachel Koffsky, commented: “Only three of these particular bags have ever come up for auction. We don’t think there are many of them out there. I have my fingers crossed that we will break records with this bag.”

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