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Offline Lucien

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Auction of Greek royal items
« on: December 01, 2006, 04:30:00 PM »
Christie's announced the sale of family heirlooms in London in january
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006, 08:55:01 AM »
Dear Friends
Please go to www.greekroyalfamily.gr, th official site of the Greek Royal Family. there you'll find a full answer about that. Just to inform you, the Greek Royal Family is NOT the owner of the items that are going to be sold at Christie's. The DT is just playing Christie's game, to atract the public interest...

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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006, 12:49:20 PM »
Dear Friends
Please go to www.greekroyalfamily.gr, th official site of the Greek Royal Family. there you'll find a full answer about that. Just to inform you, the Greek Royal Family is NOT the owner of the items that are going to be sold at Christie's. The DT is just playing Christie's game, to atract the public interest...

I just found out before I saw your post roimat,I'll never quote DT again.Fair play isn't their,nor Christie's game.How cheap of them to play this card.
Sorry for mentioning the whole issue at all,I should have double-checked.
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006, 05:53:59 PM »
Anyway it will be interesting to see Chistie has come up with...especially after the King's denial.  ???

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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 01:24:30 PM »
The Daily Telegraph is not playing any game.  They were reporting an auction -and they were reporting what they were given by Christies.

Dear Friends
Please go to www.greekroyalfamily.gr, th official site of the Greek Royal Family. there you'll find a full answer about that. Just to inform you, the Greek Royal Family is NOT the owner of the items that are going to be sold at Christie's. The DT is just playing Christie's game, to atract the public interest...

I just found out before I saw your post roimat,I'll never quote DT again.Fair play isn't their,nor Christie's game.How cheap of them to play this card.
Sorry for mentioning the whole issue at all,I should have double-checked.
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 12:18:55 AM »
The auction is titled "The collection of George I" so it obviously has a royal provenance of some sort.
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2006, 09:07:32 AM »


To be honest, at their site, the Greek Royal Family say that some of the items were them,but they are just leting everyone to undertand that they sold them since 1991, when they were carried away from Tatoi Palace, with the permision of the Greek government. Since then,the object were at big containers at an english harbour. Propably the cost of keeping them was big, and the Royal Family was forced to sale some items. But not to Christie's. So,my opinion, to be fair enougth, is that the items that are going to be sold from Christies, were sold previously by thw Greek Royal Family. But now, the owner is someone else...I don't see nothing wrong with that, considering that all the Greek Governments want to ignore in purpose the ROyal History of Greece. So it's hipocritic the interest and the accusations that ''the ex is selling our history''!
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 12:44:16 PM »
The catalogue arrived and it is lavish to say the least. Over 400 pages of  wonderful items plus archival photographs from the palaces. Wonderful.
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2007, 03:20:52 AM »
I already did From the local Chritie's branch. Looked at the dusplay copy there. Looks like a lot of silver spoon, plates and frames... ::)

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2007, 12:22:46 PM »
What would you expect, Eric? It is an auction of goods after all. BTW, a lot of thoses "spoons, plates & picture frames " are Faberge and all have a royal provenance. Perhaps you should take more time to peruse the volume?
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2007, 08:10:53 PM »
Yes...when I get my hands on them. I was expect a little bit more portraits, photo frames, and personal effects than kitchen ware.  ??? Anyway I will get it for research.  ;)

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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2007, 08:21:22 PM »
Kitchenware? There is a lot of  fine 19th century silver TABLEware, but no kitchen utinsels I could find.  In any case, you can check it out online at the Christie's site, but I do not think they have the in situ pictures on that.
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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2007, 01:51:39 PM »
The catalogue has some great items and pictures. As Robert has pointed out, the Faberge items are appear to be very nice with a royal provenance......which means very expensive!

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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007, 10:33:30 PM »
So what is the story here?  Who provided the inventory that was sold?  I read on the Greek Royal family’s site that they had nothing to do with the auction?  Seems a bit hard to believe

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Re: Auction of Greek royal items
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2007, 08:16:27 AM »
What I do not understand is who is selling these items? If it is not King Constantin is it the Greek Government then?

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