Upstairs in the Radisson Miyako Hotel in San Francisco’s Japantown, there’s the Lord of Balls Lounge. Nicholas Graham, the meat and potatoes behind Joe Boxer underwear, is its proprietor. He’s also the Lord of Balls himself. Graham bought the title, first deeded in 1067, at auction in 1998. He was here the other day, dressed like a mod Pinky Lee with Billy Idol undertones, visiting the muckamucks upstairs, I don’t know why. Is he really a lord? Can you just purchase a title? According to nobility.co.uk there are two categories of lordship titles for sale.
1. Listed Rights – (The Most Valuable £12,000 – £100,000) Actual Manorial Rights over Listed Areas or Plots of Land with a List of the Land or plots mentioned in the transaction or conveyance.
2. Non Listed Rights – (Less Valuable £3,500-£10,000) No actual List of Areas or Land where Rights exist just Legal wording referring to rights that may exist. In most cases these Titles are reclaimed or sub-divided Manors that at some time in their history merged into another Manor and the “Rights have been reclaimed by a research company acting on behalf of clients” [Regardless of how the Legal wording is presented no actual rights exist other than the right to use the styled Titled name]
Meanwhile, don’t pass up this offer to buy a manor and obtain the titles of Lordship of the Manor of Ecreho and Prince of Ecreho.