Tag Archives: Auction

Letters Written by Nicholas II Sell For a Record Price

  December 17, 2012 at 11:52 am by

Letters by the last Russian Tsar written during World War I sold for a record $130,000 at a Swiss auction house. They were initially estimated to fetch in the region of $15,000 but a private Russian collector paid nearly ten times the price to acquire the historical documents. The letters were sold by Prince Nicholas Romanov, a second cousin of the late Tsar and one of the claimants of the … Continue reading

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Victoria Attends World Diabetes Day Charity Auction

  November 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria last night attended a charity auction at the Berns  to raise funds on World Diabetes Day. The money raised from the auction will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, of which the Crown Princess is patron. Wearing a black dress from Malene Birger, Victoria presented the Johnny Ludvigsson prize to Professor Olli Simell, from Turku University, and Professor Per-Ola Carlsson, from Uppsala University. The prize is awarded … Continue reading

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Sarah and Beatrice attend Marie Curie Fundraiser Event

  May 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York and Sarah, Duchess of York attended a Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraiser event on May 15. The event, hosted by Heather Kerzner at Claridge’s Hotel, highlighted the work of Marie Curie nurses and the foundation’s other activities. Marie Curie nurses provide free end of life care to patients with terminal illness in their own homes or in one of their nine hospices. At the end of … Continue reading

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THAT Hat Fetches £81,000 at Auction

  May 23, 2011 at 11:26 am by

The much talked about, largely unliked hat that sat atop Princess Beatrice of York’s head at the April 29 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has sold at auction for just over £81,000. Described as a “gravity-defying hat”, the Philip Treacy creation was listed on eBay last week, with the auction closing yesterday with a winning bid of exactly £81,100.01. It is unknown who the buyer was, but … Continue reading

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The Hannover Brothers

  April 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm by

Prince Ernst August Junior, as he is being called these days in the German press, is the heir apparent and eldest son of Prince Ernst August V, The Prince of Hannover. In his 27 years, the junior Ernst has cleverly managed to stay under the radar, despite his father’s high-profile marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco, a marriage that had the added allure of juicy gossip about infidelities and public … Continue reading

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Princess Stephanie and World AIDS Day

  December 4, 2010 at 4:46 am by

As the founder of Monaco’s leading AIDS charity, Princess Stephanie would not ignore World AIDS Day, the global movement founded in the 80s to tackle HIV and AIDS. The princess, who is the youngest child of the late Princess Grace and the late Prince Rainier III, founded her own organization, Fight AIDS Monaco, in 2004. Not only did she not ignore the commemoration of both fight and survivors on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Throne of Qianlong Emperor Breaks Auction Records

  October 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm by

The Throne of a Chinese Emperor from Qing Dynasty’s Qianlong period was sold at Sotheby’s for record-braking $11 million – the highest price for any Chinese piece of furniture ever sold. The frenzied bidding lasted 10 minutes, with 36 bids from all over the world. The winning bid by an unnamed Shanghai businessman considerably exceeded the highest estimate of $4 million. Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s International Head of Chinese Ceramics and … Continue reading

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Serbian Royals organize an auction in aid of Breast Cancer Prevention

  September 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm by

Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted an auction in aid of breast cancer prevention at the White Palace in Belgrade, 29 September 2009. Princess Ira von Fürstenberg attended the event as special guest of Their Royal Highnesses. The auction was organized by HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation and featured limited edition of rubber footwear. Also for auction were 25 unique styled items featuring woven designs. … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra in UNICEF Charity Auction

  September 14, 2009 at 11:27 am by

Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, the former wife of Prince Joachim, will be selling two of her most ‘delicious’ bags, one by Burberry and one by Versace, on trendsales.dk to benefit UNICEF. Other participating in the celebrity auction include Crown Princess Mary’s stylist Anja Camilla Alajdi and Marianne Dulong. Going on sale on October 5th, the starting price is DKK0, but it is hoped that plenty of money will be raised … Continue reading

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Romanov Jewels worth 2 Million Euros found in Sweden

  August 28, 2009 at 9:45 am by

Swedish news agencies report that a collection of jewels have surfaced in the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s storage rooms. The jewels are worth over 2 million Euros and belonged to the Russian Imperial Family. A confidant of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna handed the valuable items to the Swedish Embassy in St. Petersburg for safekeeping after the 1917 revolution. The Grand Duchess died in France, apparently without telling her family about the … Continue reading

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Princess Grace of Monaco Honored in Exhibits

  April 23, 2009 at 1:43 am by

This year marks what would have been Princess Grace of Monaco’s 80th birthday. Princess Grace, born Grace Patricia Kelly, an American Academy Award winning actress, married His Serene Highness Prince Rainier of Monaco and is the mother of Monaco’s current Sovereign, Prince Albert II. Although she died in 1982, she remains a popular figure in both American and European culture and it shows in the current headlines. In keeping with … Continue reading

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Want a Piece of Royal Wedding Cake?

  April 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm by

For readers with a sweet tooth, a piece of Princess Louise’s 1871 wedding cake went up for auction at the Antiques for Everyone Fair in Birmingham, England this past week. The piece of cake is believed to be the only remaining portion of the wedding cake. Bids were set to begin at $215 (145 pounds). John Shepard, the antique dealer, purchased the piece from a descendant of a noble family … Continue reading

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Christie’s Auctions Beatrix’s Clay Sculpture

  March 26, 2009 at 6:35 am by

At the end of this month the auction house Christie’s will auction a small clay sculpture that was made by queen Beatrix. It is a small red/brown clay sculpture of the head of a horse that she made in 1948, and it is signed: ‘Trix 48′. It is expected that the item will bring in between 2400 and 2800 Euros. Christie’s estimates are founded on the price they received last … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine attends Charity Auction

  March 18, 2009 at 5:26 am by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden attended the charity auction “Min Stora Dag” (in English: “My great day”) at “Stockholm auction house” on March 17, 2009, in Sweden’s capital Stockholm. Stockholms “Auktionsverk” (Swedish for “Stockholm’s Auction House”) founded in 1674 in Sweden is the world’s oldest auction house. Pictures of the Princess during the auction can be found in this thread.

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