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Vanity Case from Trump Princess once owned by Donald Trump

trump princess vanity case
Unique Auctions Antiques & Collectors auction on the 28th and 29th July will see a very unusual and rare item of memorabilia up auction – notably a vanity case from the Trump Princess, the boat formerly owned by the now US President Donald Trump. The box is made from incolay stone and is embossed on top and sides – featuring the Trump Princess itself on top and yachts and nautical scenes on the sides.

About The Trump Princess

The yacht was built in 1980 by the yacht builder Benetti at a cost of $100 million (equivalent to $297 million in 2017). Its original interior was designed by Luigi Sturchio. It was originally built as Nabila for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi (named for his daughter). During Khashoggi’s ownership, it was one of the largest yachts in the world but is now ranked below 60th.

During its days as Nabila, it was featured in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again, in which it was seen as Flying Saucer (translated from Italian Disco Volante in the source novel, Thunderball), the villain’s superyacht mobile headquarters. It was also the inspiration for a track, “Khashoggi’s Ship”, on the 1989 album by rock band Queen, The Miracle.

After Khashoggi ran into financial problems, he sold the yacht in 1988 to the Sultan of Brunei, who in turn sold it to Donald Trump for $29 million. After a refit, Trump renamed it Trump Princess. Trump sold it when he ran into financial problems in 1991 to Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal for $20 million.

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