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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2005, 07:45:44 PM »
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I just got a copy from the Netherlands for about $30. (Woo-hoo!  :D )

I agree, it's a lovely book -- beautifully made & arranged, and with a good number of photos new to me -- but I have to admit, I was expecting to be completely blown away by a book that's been known to fetch prices of $200+, and I wasn't. In my opinion, it's well worth double what I paid for it, but I wouldn't recommend devoting hundreds of dollars to it.
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Damn, Sarahelizabethii, and I thought I had paid a good price at $70! *looks glum* I don't expect it to be a book so brilliant that I will cherish it to death (like I do my Toys of the Tsar's Children :P ;D), but it's a good reference book and something interesting to own.

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2005, 07:46:58 PM »
I love "Jewel Album" and I guess I was lucky to get it off of Amazon for about $20 used.  The rare photos of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna are very nice.

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2005, 02:27:45 AM »
Hey Guys,

I bought this from a bookstore near by, for 15.00 dollars. They had two copies and the other copy is still sitting there., months later.  I can get the other copy if anyone wants and ship it out.......It is second hand, and does have wear and tear. (But quite readable)

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2005, 07:15:34 AM »
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Hey Guys,

I bought this from a bookstore near by, for 15.00 dollars. They had two copies and the other copy is still sitting there., months later.  I can get the other copy if anyone wants and ship it out.......It is second hand, and does have wear and tear. (But quite readable)


*waves hand way in the air*
Me! Me!!!! I'll pay for it and shipping!!!!
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I'll Pm you!! Thank you!!! *does more happy dancing*  ;D ;D

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2005, 04:32:15 PM »
You won't regret it Laura. It is a nice book to have, with some nice pictures, and the usual one or two photos with Grand Duchesses mixed up! I think I paid considerably more than $15 for mine, but it was (thankfully) not mind-bogglingly expensive.

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2005, 05:35:01 PM »
I bought mine for about $40 a few years ago. I thought it was a little pricey at the time, but now that I'm seeing what it's going for on some websites I'm starting to think I got a really good deal!  :) I love the book, it's definitely one of my favorites.

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2005, 01:47:15 AM »
hello Laura,
Just PM me your address and the book will be on its way.
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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2005, 05:16:05 PM »
This book is absolutely FANTASTIC!
I just received my wonderful copy from the ever so generous sydguy71. I am ever so grateful! One of my better books in my Collection!
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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2005, 09:09:47 AM »
FYI: There's a copy of this book for sale by a bookseller in Australia for just under $30 US! That's the best price I've seen online since I bought mine.  :)

Jewel Album of Nicholas II @ Sainsbury's Books
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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2005, 10:51:11 AM »
Thanks, Sarushka!!
I just need to ask my parents now.....  :D

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2005, 07:33:30 PM »
Thanks again, Sarushka!
I just got a thumbs-up from my mom about the book!!
It will be mine soon....... ;D

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2006, 08:25:13 PM »
And now I have the book! ;D
I recieved it in the mail today, and I have already read the intro. It looks great. Reads well, also.
I never realised that it was actually an album of the Tsar's Jewels! I thought that "Jewel" meant that it was a "special" album of the Tsar.
Oh, well, it came as a good surprise. I will scan the pics from it when I have the time.
Lately, I haven't had time to be in this forum, since I am now a member of others.. I'll try, though.

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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2006, 07:26:56 PM »
 :D

To anyone fortunate enough to have this book --

Could you possibly post some images from the book?
I've heard great things about it - amongst them are the idea that there are rare pictures of the IF - is this true?

Any pictures of the book would be much appreciated --
it is one of the "constants" on my Wish List with Amazon.com!

Janet R.
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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2006, 04:55:49 PM »

here is a random page. And yes, there are a lot of pictures of the family. I tried to scan one for you, but it keeps showing upside-down!
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Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2006, 02:46:17 PM »
 :D :D

Thank you so very much - please keep posting as your time allows!

Once again - a big "mahalo"!!

Janet R.
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