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Old 04-13-2006, 09:55 AM
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Margaret's jewels are not that important to the overall Royal Collection because most of them were purchased by Queen Mary and passed on, or Margaret herself acquired the pieces through her mother or during her marriage.

We have to wait and see which pieces end up on the block. Certainly, I would hope the Teck diamond necklace and Queen Mary's diamond earrings are retained by Viscount Linley.
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The last "Point de Vue" magazine shows some of the jewels which will be auctionned in june.
Diamonds : the Poltimore tiara, the cluster pendants earrings (Queen Mary's ?), the riviere of collets necklace, the famous "M" brooch, a three dimensional flower brooch, a Rose of York brooch (part of the sapphire and diamond suite that where wedding gifts from Queen Mary to the future Queen Mother), a bracelet, a watch and a marquise-cut diamond ring.
Rubies and diamond : a magnificient Cartier flower brooch, a pairs of pendants, two art-deco bracelets and two rings. One is a marquise-cut diamond surrounded by rubies. The other is a half hoop with three rubies.
Pearls : The five rows necklace.
The article doesn't mention the Teck circle tiara-necklace, nor the turquoise parure (the old set and the new pieces), nor the papyrus tiara... Hope these will be retained by the family ?
We are still waiting for the catalog...
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The turquoise parure also belonged to Queen Mary and was given to the Queen Mother as a wedding gift. She never wore it and gave it to Margaret for her 21st birthday.
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The turquoise parure also belonged to Queen Mary and was given to the Queen Mother as a wedding gift. She never wore it and gave it to Margaret for her 21st birthday.
I knew The Gloucester's turquoise parure had belonged to Queen Mary's family.
I didn't about The Queen Mother's one. The gift was from King George, not from Queen Mary.
Princess Margaret has added two new pieces to the set : a bow brooch and a ring.
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Queen Mary is very generous.
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:20 AM
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I have seen once pictures of HM the Queen-Mother wearing the Turquoise parure. I think it was on Danjel's site.
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:46 AM
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Persian Turqoise Tiara

You're right, Hans. There are actually two pics of the Queen Mother wearing the tiara. I have copies and will try to get them posted.

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Three tiara pics, here.
(Papyrus, Poltimore and Persian Turquoise)
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Poltimore Tiara Sold?

Hey i just read in the paper that Viscount Linley the son of Her Royal Highness The Countess of Snowdon has sold one of the Princesses holiday homes and her wedding tiara from the daughter of Lord Poltimore can someone tell me if this is true and how much it sold for and who bought it? cheers xxx
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I've heard that Linley has commissioned Christie's to sell a lot of P. Margaret's belongings in order for him to pay the large death tax resulting from her passing. The Poltimore tiara will be included in the sale, which is to be held sometime in the coming months. As far as holiday homes go, I think P. Margaret only had one...on the island of Mustique...which she gave to her son several years ago, before her death. He then sold it at a tidy profit, but that's been a good while ago. I'm sure there will be publicity about the upcoming Christie's sale, so keep an eye out for it in your local newspaper, etc.
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Hey i just read in the paper that Viscount Linley... has sold one of the Princesses holiday homes and her wedding tiara
Dane, if you read through the recent posts in this thread you will find out what is happening with some of Princess Margaret's jewels.
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I wonder if Charles would be willing to buy some of his aunt's jewels for Camilla. I think any of Margaret's tiaras would go well with Camilla's hair.

And I wonder what, if anything, besides death duties is causing the "general financial shakeup"? Is Sarah participating in this, or is it Linley's responsibility to deal with the death duties?
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That depends on who is the executor of her will, I think.
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I knew The Gloucester's turquoise parure had belonged to Queen Mary's family.
I didn't about The Queen Mother's one. The gift was from King George, not from Queen Mary.
Princess Margaret has added two new pieces to the set : a bow brooch and a ring.
It is right that the Gloucester's Parure belogend to the Teck Family, but Q Mary assembled both to one, and later parted it into two one for the Gloucester and the other for Princess Margret.

Queen Mary wished that every "new" family tree of her children (I mean for her sons and daughter) ownes one complete Parure (Tiara, Necklace, Brooch and may a Bracelet) with conection to the "older Royals"( Duchess of Kent, King Gerog III and Teck's etc.)

You can see it for example
Gloucester: Turquoise Parure
Kent: Cambridge Sapphier Parure
Lascalles: Sapphire (small Tiara from Queen Victoria)

So the auctioned items are not really linked with the royal family like other items....and remember there were als auctions after the death of queen alexandra in 1925 and marina, duchess of kent in the 1960s
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For the most part, the royal family has avoided selling anything that is closely connected to the Crown, but has certainly gotten rid of other pieces to pay death duties.

The Earl of Harewood sold off many of Princess Mary's sapphires, most of which were from Queen Mary, as did The Duke of Kent. Princess Alexandra sold some of her mother's diamonds in the 60's and even The Queen Mother sold off some of Queen Mary's jewels, notably an amethyst parure that Queen Mary received in a charity auction.
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what are death dues?
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what are death dues?
Death Duties are a tax on the value of a deceased persons estate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inherit...United_Kingdom)
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I just finished checking out all 192 lots on the christies site. Some of the pieces are very gorgeous. Its worth taking a look. Be warned though it
took more than an hour to look at them all. Either christies is slow or my
connection is slow. Enjoy!
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late Princess Margaret's jewels at Christies in New York

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Some controversy seems to have been developing around Linley's initiative to auction his mother's belongings:
according to Cindy Adams, a gossip maven who more often than not does get it right, Lord Snowdon and Linley, father and son respectively, are not on speaking terms anymore because Snowdon disagrees about selling Margaret's items, the tiara among them:

http://www.nypost.com/gossip/cindy/cindy.htm

According to Adams, some of the sale is now halted after Lord Snowdon wrote an angry letter to Christies, disputing the validity of the sale.
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