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Offline Alejandro Spain

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2010, 11:40:07 AM »
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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2010, 04:21:50 AM »

Does anyone know what happened with this pearls tiara? It was inherited from her mother and latter by Elisabeta. And then?

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2010, 03:29:13 PM »
Either sold by Elisabetta or confiscated by the Communists.

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2010, 09:04:18 AM »
There was already a thread on Balkan royal jewels so I have merged the 2. As always, please remember to do a search before starting a new thread. The mods work very hard to keep the Forum manageable--and this sub-forum is only 3 pages long, not much to search.
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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2010, 05:55:36 AM »
Missy purchased the sapphires because she had lost almost all her jewelry in Russia where it had, ironically, been sent for safekeeping in 1916. Post-war, despite repeated diplomatic demands, it all just disappeared. QM was devastated and wrote to a friend that her jewels had been part of her dowry and 'my father died in debt. These jewels were all I had'.


It's interesting that Queen Marie wrote her father died in debt. I wouldn't have thought that. Besides Marie Coburg could surely have prevented this with her huge dowry & allowance! And the rest!
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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2010, 10:03:02 AM »
Didn't know that,how sad to hear that...any sources why was he in debt?

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2010, 05:57:34 PM »
I think Affie died without reconciled with his wife Marie. He blamed her for the death of their only son young Affie and the couple began to drift apart. I think QV would have paid for her son's debts.

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #53 on: June 17, 2010, 06:52:41 PM »
Were both of them called Affie?

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« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2010, 09:01:51 AM »
Yes. Family nicknames of course and not formal names as both were named "Alfred".

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« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2010, 10:48:54 AM »
I know that,but they were father and son,so they must have called them senior and junior in order on to mix them...

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2010, 01:14:54 PM »
That is right Marc! Queen Victoria in her letters referred to her son as Affie and grandson as Alfred.
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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2010, 07:55:30 AM »
Yes. He was referred to "Young Affie" in others.

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2010, 05:25:08 PM »
I really like most of the ones posted by Alejandro Spain, but most of them aren't really my taste.

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Re: Jewels of the Balkan Royal Families--Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2010, 09:54:01 PM »
The emerald parure of Mignon used to belong to Ella, and nobody could doubt her taste in jewels.