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Press Release - August 11, 2017

Celebrity Designer Lana Marks Offers Princess Diana Handbag in Heritage Luxury Accessories Auction

American Red Cross to benefit from handbag proceeds, which could top $20,000. Sept. 26 in Beverly Hills

Lana Marks Princess Diana handbag

DALLAS, Texas (August 11, 2017) — Luxury accessories designer to Hollywood, celebrities, and royalty Lana Marks, one of Princess Diana's closest friends, has exclusively produced an Emerald Green Princess Diana Handbag (est. $20,000+), which will be included in Heritage Auctions' Luxury Accessories Auction on Sept. 26 in Beverly Hills. All proceeds from this one-of-a-kind handbag will be donated to one of Princess Diana's favorite charities, the American Red Cross, to benefit children relocated to shelters after major disasters. Lana Marks is currently producing only a very limited number of Princess Diana Handbags, and is completely sold out of alligator and crocodile versions in the United States.

"Princess Diana was such an excellent person and good friend, and I know she would be thrilled to see us honoring her memory," Marks says. "She was so passionate about helping children around the world, and was active with the Red Cross. I have a relationship with the American Red Cross through my friendship with Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, who chairs the board, so it is a perfect match."

This dazzling tophandle handbag is crafted from the finest crocodile, tanned a rich emerald green hue, and the diamond heart is 3.22 carats of the very finest E color white diamonds, comprised of 225 stones, each individually set by hand on 18k yellow gold. The Princess Diana Handbag is one of Lana Marks' signature luxury handbags, and a limited number are made each year.

Lana Marks has, over the past decades, built a high-end luxury brand based on the quality of its unsurpassed luxury products and customer loyalty. The brand has designed luxury handbags for the likes of Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Chloe Sevigny, Lucy Liu, and Jennifer Aniston — to name a few — and is the purveyor of handbags to the most prominent royal families in the world.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Elon Werner, Director of Communications

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