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Portrait of Thomas left in the house.<br />
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A remarkable 'timewarp' archive amassed by a dressmaker to the Queen has sold for over £100,000.<br />
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The late Ian Thomas meticulously kept his fashion designs, letters, cards and photographs relating to the Queen at his home that was more like a museum. <br />
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He helped design the Queen's coronation gown in 1953 as well as the powder blue outfit she wore for Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981.<br />
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The lifelong bachelor passed away in 1993 and left his home and its contents to a florist he had been good friends with for 25 years.<br />
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After she died in 2015 the property was inherited by a relative who also knew Mr Thomas well.<br />
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She has now sold the contents at auction.