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Re: yacht standard
« Reply #90 on: July 17, 2008, 03:54:44 AM »
I do not know if this is true, but I have been told that a lot of the interior fittings of both yachts were used in Stalin's dacha.
Most of the portable, i.e. china, furniture,etc. were sold at auctions. The china still comes up at some shops...very exspensive. What wasn't broken or looted was basically sold or used for dearly needed scrap.. Thus the fate of Imperial yachts, minesweepers, target practice.
Afterthought, there is a wonderful site at ...Beinecke.library.yale.edu/romanov that has literally hundreds of photos of the family, including many on the yachts.


Few years ago in a finnish version of Antique Road Show tv program one old lady brought a water jug which was from the Standard. Unfortunately I canīt remember how much it was valued for and the story how the lady got it.