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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #165 on: December 18, 2006, 05:49:02 PM »
Whew! thought I was going crazy there for a minute myself, since I hadn't deleted them.  Though to be fair Courtney, there was some value in the lesson about how much fake/spurious "Faberge" and supposed "Imperial" provenance material is out there. I thought that part was of some value to the discussion...

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #166 on: December 18, 2006, 11:15:13 PM »
Sorry about that--I figured it was more diversionary than anything since I hadn't listed the seller's name or even the ebay item number. I guess I was too zealous in squashing a potential off-topic diversion.  :P  Maybe we could add a discussion such as that to one of the threads on Romanov items/antiques?

I did start a thread on it after all  :)

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,8701.new.html#new

Hopefully the FA will contribute what he had posted prior to this thread.
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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #167 on: December 19, 2006, 07:36:07 AM »
I hope so as well, since I missed out on this one.
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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #169 on: December 22, 2006, 12:35:16 PM »
Nice pictures, Sissi! Marie looks alot like Victoria and Missy in the top one. Do you have any more?
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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #170 on: December 22, 2006, 03:44:31 PM »
Nice pictures, Sissi! Marie looks alot like Victoria and Missy in the top one. Do you have any more?

I have this one too with baby Alfred:



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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #171 on: December 22, 2006, 05:47:11 PM »
I think Missy resembled her mother more than Ducky did. She does look very much like Missy in the polka dot dress photo. The picture of her and young Alfred is rather sad, although it was happy at the time, because you end up thinking about what happened in the end with their only son.

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #172 on: December 23, 2006, 05:08:54 AM »
After Beatrice was not allowed to marry her first cousin (the Tsar's brother) Michael, Marie Coburg was all for the spanish marriage from waht I have read.

Missy was for the spanish marriage too and "Ali" became her favorite brother-in-law.  "Ali" according to Missy's memiors was half spanish and half french receiving "the better of both halves"

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #173 on: December 23, 2006, 09:33:14 PM »
Are there any pictures of Marie's elder sister Alexandra who died young? AII had mentioned how much he cherished Marie since she was his only girl since Alexandra died.

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #174 on: December 24, 2006, 02:52:28 AM »
Yes, she was intent on matching up her daughters. Her first daughter's marriage no doubt lived up to her expectations, although her second daughter didn't fare so well, she made good matches, but these weren't always in the best of circumstances, nor did they end well. I think she most likely she was ok with her daughter's marriages, although the younger two could have married better, true. She was always interested in status. What plans did they have for Alfred with regards to marrying? It seems this would have been important. Her relationship with her grandchildren is most likely contained in photos that have not yet been fully published..
These photographs may sadly have been destroyed in the terrible fire at Schloss Langenburg in 1963.

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #175 on: December 26, 2006, 12:01:45 PM »
Are there any pictures of Marie's elder sister Alexandra who died young? AII had mentioned how much he cherished Marie since she was his only girl since Alexandra died.

I don't believe there are any pictures of her, from what I have read. This was discussed in some thread awhile back. I am not sure about portraits, but don't believe I have seen any.

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #176 on: January 01, 2007, 04:28:42 PM »
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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #177 on: January 03, 2007, 10:27:19 AM »

Thank you ilyala for that awesome picture of GD Marie A.  Where is it from?

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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #178 on: January 03, 2007, 02:31:18 PM »
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Re: Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Coburg
« Reply #179 on: January 03, 2007, 04:02:45 PM »
As always, thank you Grandduchessella.  That is truly a wonderful site.