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Red boxes cost *how* much?

These things:
Judging from a little light number crunching of these figures, up to £927.50 each. Apparently, "They have been made the same way for centuries - a wooden base covered in roan deer leather, or cloth. The cost varies, depending on size and finish" and what is more, "When Ministers leave office, they are traditionally permitted to retain one of the red (or black) boxes as a memento", which is a nice bung. I may well see if any ever turn up on ebay....

Just for sake of comparison, Louis Vuitton do some reasonably attractive briefcases that come in at about that price point, and further down the foodchain, Samsonite leather cases can be had for about £150.

Dizzy did this ages ago...

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Blogger JuliaM said... 9:25 am

"a wooden base covered in roan deer leather, or cloth"

What on earth is a 'roan deer'...?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:29 am

Good point. Perhaps the reference is to the colour.  



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