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Old 08-30-2019, 04:05 PM
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Here are three additional articles about the auction. They are interesting.
https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/da...ng-i-fuld-gang

This one in particular deserve a translation:
This is about the self-proclaimed super-royalist, Jim Lyngvild. The one with the busts of QMII and Frederik. He too went to the auctions and bought two of PH's African masks.
He ended up paying more that twice the estimated value.
"When I saw these masks - one big a bit coarse maske and another smaller, a little fine, mask - I thought that looks like the Queen and Prince Henrik, so they were going home to hang at Ravnsborg." (*)

The collection very much reflects the humor of PH:
"It's corny/poor taste to say, but notice how many penis-figures there are in the collection. The man had super-much humor and that is reflected in this collection.
It telss that the Prince had a genuine knowledge about this. But the things he chose to buy aren't just neat and decorative. It's the soul of Africa - and also the ugly bits. And that's what turns me on about this collection - that it was passion rather than an interest in selling it and earn money on it. To be allowed to buy some of it, is like stepping into the brain of an artistic soul, and you must have respect and be humble about that. "

Jim Lyngvild remember i private dinner with PH he attended the year before pH died. The two of them discussed art, while PH kept an eye on a bid for a piece of African art on an online auction:
"He was sitting there bidding, being excited like a small child as to whether he would get it."

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/ji...han-var-morsom

Another is about a good friend of PH, antiques-dealer Oliver Klitgaard, who is also a collector of jade, although his collection is much smaller than PH's.
The two of them went hunting for jade-items in China.
In the article Oliver Klitgaard is holding a piece of Jade that was meant for PH and which he showed off the day before PH died. He has now kept it in memory of PH.

"To the great amusement of those we bought from he often pulled out his hunting knife and tried to cut in the pieces of Jade we were looking at. Jade is a hard rock and it isn't possible to cut the stone with stainless steel."

But it did actually happen that they came across items that were not real jade.

At the markets PH gathered a crowd around him as a matter of course.
"They never came over to me. He must have had an aura around him. He always gathered a crowd around himself."

A second photo is from a winter in Beijing, where PH and Oliver Klitgaard had a closer look at pretty much the only jade seller at the market that day.
"It shows how much he was into this."

The auction is very hard on Oliver Klitgaard:
"It's after all 20 years of memories that are being sold. Thousands of kilometers we have walked in order to find the right pieces of jade."

https://www.bt.dk/kendte/prins-henri...-med-auktionen

(*) Ravnsborg is the home of Jim Lyngvild and his husband, designed by himself in the style of the Viking. Jim Lyngvild adheres to the Asa faith, which is the faith of the old norse gods. That is an official acknowledged religion in DK, meaning they are allowed to perform valid marriages and burials.
Jim Lyngvild is a colorful character so it's no wonder he and PH got together!
he is among many things also a fashion designer and he has recently been a consultant in designing Viking clothes for an exhibition at the National Museum.
Here are a number of photos of Ravnsborg:
https://www.invita.dk/imagevault/pub...5/_G4A3140.jpg
His Asa-temple:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cNhl_cx5I...00/gudehov.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bf/be...ad94393b27.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XzBkq78cnMU/maxresdefault.jpg
http://www.detrigtigefaaborg.dk/wp-c...6-1068x710.jpg
https://images.fyens.dk/33/3728333_1...000_2500_2.jpg
Viking fashion exhibited at the National Museum
https://natmus.dk/uploads/tx_tccards...s_web_16x9.jpg
https://ekstrabladet.dk/incoming/49z...0/jim-lyngvild
https://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler01/ht...caleAfter=crop
https://pov.international/wp-content...t-09.12.55.png
https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/si...1543959226.png
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:42 PM
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Here are three additional articles about the auction. They are interesting.
https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/da...ng-i-fuld-gang

This one in particular deserve a translation:
This is about the self-proclaimed super-royalist, Jim Lyngvild. The one with the busts of QMII and Frederik. He too went to the auctions and bought two of PH's African masks.
He ended up paying more that twice the estimated value.
"When I saw these masks - one big a bit coarse maske and another smaller, a little fine, mask - I thought that looks like the Queen and Prince Henrik, so they were going home to hang at Ravnsborg." (*)

The collection very much reflects the humor of PH:
"It's corny/poor taste to say, but notice how many penis-figures there are in the collection. The man had super-much humor and that is reflected in this collection.
It telss that the Prince had a genuine knowledge about this. But the things he chose to buy aren't just neat and decorative. It's the soul of Africa - and also the ugly bits. And that's what turns me on about this collection - that it was passion rather than an interest in selling it and earn money on it. To be allowed to buy some of it, is like stepping into the brain of an artistic soul, and you must have respect and be humble about that. "

Jim Lyngvild remember i private dinner with PH he attended the year before pH died. The two of them discussed art, while PH kept an eye on a bid for a piece of African art on an online auction:
"He was sitting there bidding, being excited like a small child as to whether he would get it."

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/ji...han-var-morsom

Another is about a good friend of PH, antiques-dealer Oliver Klitgaard, who is also a collector of jade, although his collection is much smaller than PH's.
The two of them went hunting for jade-items in China.
In the article Oliver Klitgaard is holding a piece of Jade that was meant for PH and which he showed off the day before PH died. He has now kept it in memory of PH.

"To the great amusement of those we bought from he often pulled out his hunting knife and tried to cut in the pieces of Jade we were looking at. Jade is a hard rock and it isn't possible to cut the stone with stainless steel."

But it did actually happen that they came across items that were not real jade.

At the markets PH gathered a crowd around him as a matter of course.
"They never came over to me. He must have had an aura around him. He always gathered a crowd around himself."

A second photo is from a winter in Beijing, where PH and Oliver Klitgaard had a closer look at pretty much the only jade seller at the market that day.
"It shows how much he was into this."

The auction is very hard on Oliver Klitgaard:
"It's after all 20 years of memories that are being sold. Thousands of kilometers we have walked in order to find the right pieces of jade."

https://www.bt.dk/kendte/prins-henri...-med-auktionen

(*) Ravnsborg is the home of Jim Lyngvild and his husband, designed by himself in the style of the Viking. Jim Lyngvild adheres to the Asa faith, which is the faith of the old norse gods. That is an official acknowledged religion in DK, meaning they are allowed to perform valid marriages and burials.
Jim Lyngvild is a colorful character so it's no wonder he and PH got together!
he is among many things also a fashion designer and he has recently been a consultant in designing Viking clothes for an exhibition at the National Museum.
Here are a number of photos of Ravnsborg:
https://www.invita.dk/imagevault/pub...5/_G4A3140.jpg
His Asa-temple:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cNhl_cx5I...00/gudehov.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bf/be...ad94393b27.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XzBkq78cnMU/maxresdefault.jpg
http://www.detrigtigefaaborg.dk/wp-c...6-1068x710.jpg
https://images.fyens.dk/33/3728333_1...000_2500_2.jpg
Viking fashion exhibited at the National Museum
https://natmus.dk/uploads/tx_tccards...s_web_16x9.jpg
https://ekstrabladet.dk/incoming/49z...0/jim-lyngvild
https://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler01/ht...caleAfter=crop
https://pov.international/wp-content...t-09.12.55.png
https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/si...1543959226.png
Mange tak Muhler! Such an interesting story about the Ravnsborg and its owner; I shall be watching for more information about this gentleman as I am very interested in the Viking culture that Canada shares with Denmark!
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:11 PM
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Then he will be an interesting guy to go to, gerry.

The tabloid BT has estimated the total amount that came in from the sale of the first 800 of PH's items.
The estimation says 9.000.000 DKK, minus taxes, fee to the auction house and expenses.
- That's a pretty decent amount for a collection that didn't consist of the most expensive or rare items.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/millionerne...enriks-samling

And there are still more than 5.000 items left to go on auction.

9 million DKK = very roughly one million Pounds.
1,25 million €
1.75 million $
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:43 PM
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The third auction of PH's collection of masks and jade has taken place and all items were sold.
Most remained in DK, but there were some foreign bidders as well.
The most expensive item, a jade-duck, went for 16.000 DKK.

https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...s-kunstsamling

I think PH would have been pleased that the auction went so well and also that so many items have now found their ways to so many private homes of ordinary Danes. Because the prices were affordable for ordinary people.
That's actually a good way to be remembered by many IMO.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:30 PM
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I think would have been pleased that the auction went so well and also that so many items have now found their ways to so many private homes of ordinary Danes. Because the prices were affordable for ordinary people.
That's actually a good way to be remembered by many IMO.
I think Prince Henrik would have liked the fact that he's now become part of the homes of so many ordinary Danes. Although he got a bad rep during the last few years of his life before that he was popular (populær & folkelig) in both meanings of the word. I'm a member of several Copenhagen groups on Facebook and stories about him popping up in the most unusual places are shared every now and then.
Looking in from across the water it seems that after his dementia became public knowledge, and thereby explained much of his peculiar behaviour during the last few years of his life, the Danes have taken him to their hearts again?
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:51 PM
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I think Prince Henrik would have liked the fact that he's now become part of the homes of so many ordinary Danes. Although he got a bad rep during the last few years of his life before that he was popular (populær & folkelig) in both meanings of the word. I'm a member of several Copenhagen groups on Facebook and stories about him popping up in the most unusual places are shared every now and then.
Am I right in believing that after his dementia became public knowledge, and thereby explained much of his peculiar behaviour during the last few years of his life, the Danes have taken him to their hearts again?
That certainly is my impression.

It was also a paradox, because at one side PH was genuinely popular by a large and growing number, during the last decade of his life in particular. Not least after his frank biography in the book Destiny Oblige, but especially because he was quirky, somewhat eccentric and sometimes also refreshingly old-fashioned. While at the same time being willing to try things that "one" certainly did not do! Like visiting the hippie-commune (and hashish-central) of Christiania without security.
He had his faults, but he was never a snob. And he had the enviable ability to be able to talk to anyone anytime.
On the other hand he had views and obsessions that went totally contrary to the average Danish mindset. I.e. his status, title and position within the family. Things that are pretty alien to the mindset of most Danes. And the way he as such embarrassed QMII, who after all is tremendously respected, also before he could have developed dementia, infuriated many - and also embarrassed the tribe as a whole so to speak.

Perhaps you could loosely share some of the anecdotes you have learned?
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