Athena poster tennis dress and racket valued at $3,500

The tennis dress and racket featured in the iconic Athena poster are to auction as a single lot at Fieldings Auctioneers in Stourbridge, UK with a valuation of £1,000-2,000 ($1,697-3,394).

Tennis Girl dress
The dress and racket appear in the famous Athena calender photograph

The lots were used as props by photographer Martin Elliot, the man behind the famous shot. The woman is his then girlfriend Fiona Walker.

The dress was made by Carol Knotts, who told the Birmingham Mail: "Fiona was a friend and one day asked if she could borrow my dress and racquet.

"I've had the dress tucked away in a cupboard all these years. It's a little piece of tennis history and I hope someone might find it an interesting novelty item to buy."

The lot will cross the block on July 5.

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