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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna-elder, wife of GD Wladimir
« Reply #405 on: October 05, 2011, 11:25:47 AM »
I sure hope so.


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« Reply #406 on: October 12, 2011, 04:08:02 PM »
Really ? I haven't heard about this before. Were the Faberge items part of Miechen's property ?

Yes.  They were items that were retrieved from Vladimir's study, contained in pillowcases,  and deposited with the Swedish Legation, who promptly forgot about them for decades.

Cufflinks, gold boxes etc......items that had belonged to Vladimir.  The sale apparently realised far more than the initial estimates suggested would be achieved.
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« Reply #407 on: October 13, 2011, 09:21:07 AM »
They should be going to the heirs. Wow ! There are many ! The Kents, Serbians, Toerrings, Grand Duchess Maria & George of Russia, Kyra & Marie's decendeents...

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« Reply #408 on: October 13, 2011, 12:02:06 PM »
They did.  And they decided to sell them.
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« Reply #409 on: October 13, 2011, 02:41:47 PM »
Good. I wonder if any Royal Houses will be buying part of the collection.

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« Reply #410 on: October 13, 2011, 04:22:00 PM »
It was all auctioned a while back......
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« Reply #411 on: October 15, 2011, 02:10:17 PM »
Could check the records of the buyers. Could be Rich Russians...

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna-elder, wife of GD Wladimir
« Reply #412 on: October 15, 2011, 05:24:44 PM »
Marie and two of her children. I'm not sure which ones they are..




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« Reply #413 on: October 15, 2011, 05:57:39 PM »
Nice one Kathy!

They look like Kirill and Boris to me.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna-elder, wife of GD Wladimir
« Reply #414 on: October 15, 2011, 06:53:47 PM »
Yup, Veronica is right.

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« Reply #415 on: October 15, 2011, 10:42:45 PM »
Indeed, although Miechen did not think much of their choices for wives, especially Boris's.

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« Reply #416 on: October 16, 2011, 01:48:45 PM »
Could check the records of the buyers. Could be Rich Russians...
The collection will have been scattered to the four corners of the earth though although I have no doubt a good proportion will have returned to Russia,
However even though it is several years ago auctioneers of the calibre of Christies or Sothebys will not divulge the purchasers of the items passing through their rooms.
I am surprised you would imagine they would!

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« Reply #417 on: October 16, 2011, 02:25:55 PM »
I have a close relationship with Sotheby's and Christie's. Always the insider track...

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« Reply #418 on: October 16, 2011, 02:46:03 PM »
I have a close relationship with Sotheby's and Christie's. Always the insider track...
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna-elder, wife of GD Wladimir
« Reply #419 on: October 16, 2011, 03:38:58 PM »
I did not say who and would not tell you what I found out. So you will not know...