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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: I think this is a fake item...
« on: March 01, 2017, 10:06:12 PM »
After reading the seller's description, we can now add tin to the list of materials used in Faberge's workshops. 

Seriously, I don't see anything about this bird made in Italy that would cause the seller - or anybody else - to embark upon such a flight of fancy re its provenance.

Um, greed?  *winks*

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: I think this is a fake item...
« on: March 01, 2017, 04:50:42 AM »
I just reported it.

That has got to be the strangest, most specific fraudulent ebay item I have ever seen.

Tatiana Nicholaievna / I think this is a fake item...
« on: February 28, 2017, 09:13:16 PM »

What do you think?

Did Nicholas even give Tatiana a Faberge pheasant for Christmas in 1909?

And why would a Faberge item be marked "Italy?"

Rules for This Forum / Re: Sorry that I have been away for so long.
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:21:26 AM »
Welcome back!

So sorry for the loss of your grandmother, though.  :(

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: How Much Longer?
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:19:14 AM »
Wonder  why  The men   all died   pretty  young

Well, Nicholas's grandfather was murdered, and some say that Alexander III's kidney issues were caused by the train accident he was in.  And as you go farther and farther back, well, they would have had much less access to modern medicine than Nicholas would have.  His mother lived well into old age, after all, but then again, Nicholas did smoke...

As for Alexei and hemophilia treatment -- I was wrong in my earlier post.  He would have needed Factor IX, not VIII, because he had Hemophilia B, not the more common A.  Factor IX was isolated later.  :(

Super funny!  Thanks for sharing.  :)

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Writing OTMAA
« on: February 12, 2017, 09:17:21 PM »
It sounds like you're on the right track.

Try to remember, also, that nobody has just one single trait only.  Anastasia was the Imp, yes, but she could be shy at times.  Real people are balanced, and that balance creates more interesting, realistic characters. 

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: February 11, 2017, 10:45:09 PM »
Queen Elizabeth II is not doing the job to break records. She said: "my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

Of course not -- she is doing it to serve her people.  However, there's no reason people can't celebrate these milestones.  Surely, she would have rather had a shorter time on the throne if it meant that her beloved father could have lived longer, but that just isn't what happened, sadly.

As she has already achieved long life, the conventional prayer for "Long Live the Queen" may no longer be appropriate. Old age is not for sissies.

I can't see any reason people SHOULDN'T continue to pray for her health and longevity.  After all, her mother made it to 101.  She certainly doesn't seem so ill that she would be better off dead, which is what you seem to be suggesting, unless I am reading you wrong.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Writing OTMAA
« on: February 08, 2017, 08:11:53 PM »
What specifically are you struggling with?  :)

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: February 08, 2017, 08:11:17 PM »
Long live the Queen!

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Dancing in Petersburg
« on: February 05, 2017, 04:46:23 AM »
Thank you!  :)

A lot of it has to do with a few things -- propaganda against him, and changing values in the world.  And some of that propaganda caused the changes in values.  Many people come from a starting point that democracy is fundamentally superior in the moral sense, and that Nicholas should have allowed this as a matter of course.  I, personally, have a bit more sympathy for a monarchist position on the matter -- and of course, people had even less personal freedom in the regime that followed.

Forum Announcements / Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:23:56 AM »
Hy Skatepixie ;) It's good to see former posters back :)

Thanks.  :)

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