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Forum: Royal Jewels 11-20-2009, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Marsel
From the way the article was written, it was easy...

From the way the article was written, it was easy to make the mistake. :smile:

Actually, I can tell approximately how much the Grand Duchess's jewels were sold - about $4-4.5 million, which is...
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-20-2009, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Marsel
Benjamin, $36 million is the sum all the items...

Benjamin, $36 million is the sum all the items combined sold at the auction – and there were a lot of other items, apart from Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna’s jewellery: among them, for example, was a...
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-11-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
If anyone is interested, I’ve posted some new...

If anyone is interested, I’ve posted some new information about Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna’s jewellery (to be auctioned at Sotheby’s) here...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-06-2009, 05:30 PM
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Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
:previous: Very interesting article, thank you...

:previous:
Very interesting article, thank you very much for posting it, 4Pam! :flowers:

There are fairly few, if any occasions where such magnificent jewels can be worn. It's not as though they...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-06-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
The Bolshevik leaders looted some of the most...

The Bolshevik leaders looted some of the most magnificent, beautiful and valuable pieces: most were broken down with gems were taken out of the sets to make identification impossible.
I have seen...
Forum: Royal Jewels 09-02-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
:previous: I'm sure I've read somewhere an...

:previous:

I'm sure I've read somewhere an interview with Meynell where he allegedly confessed that the gems were later sent back to Russia / Soviet Union, where they found 'good use'. Meynell was...
Forum: Royal Jewels 09-01-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
Just as I thought things cannot get more exiting...

Just as I thought things cannot get more exiting on the Romanov Jewels front... :rolleyes:

MI5 declassified certain documents on Tuesday and from them we learn of a rather exiting story of how...
Forum: Royal Jewels 09-01-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
I agree with you, Russo: the pieces (whatever...

I agree with you, Russo: the pieces (whatever they are) look very beautiful. And thanks for confirming the one in the background is a Faberge. :flowers:
I'll certainly post new pictures and/or...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-30-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
Thank you for the information, queenofthelight....

Thank you for the information, queenofthelight. :smile:
I wish the exebition comes to Moscow, it would be a fascinating experience!

Since someone raised the question here, I've been interested...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-29-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
I doubt Russian Government will be interested in...

I doubt Russian Government will be interested in buying these pieces: they have an important historical and collector value for private collectors but are hardly significant enough on a country...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-29-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
:previous: Well, since there is an auction...

:previous:

Well, since there is an auction at Sotheby’s planned for November, I guess we know what Maria Vladimirovna (or whoever got the jewels) plan to do with them. ;)
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-28-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
:previous: Romanovs are scattered across the...

:previous:

Romanovs are scattered across the world, although most of them live in the UK, USA and Denmark. Some are even in Russia currently (like Prince Rostislav Romanov, who is expect to...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-28-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
:previous: It is really very exciting! I can't...

:previous:
It is really very exciting! I can't wait for the catalogue to finally be available on the Sotheby's.

There are said to be items valued from £100-150 to £100,000-150,000 (estimated...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-28-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
Yes, the jewels belonged to Maria Pavlovna the...

Yes, the jewels belonged to Maria Pavlovna the Elder. :smile:
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-28-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
Jewels that belonged to the Romanov family...

Jewels that belonged to the Romanov family (mostly, to Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna and her family members) worth over 2 million Euroes were found in Sweden.
They include jewels by Fabergé and the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-13-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
An interesting book - "Hidden Treasures of the...

An interesting book - "Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs: Saving the Royal Jewels", has recently been published in the US (it is to be released in Britain in September). It is about the Romanov...
Forum: Royal Jewels 07-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
Thank you, Russo! :flowers: I think the article...

Thank you, Russo! :flowers:
I think the article meant the important, historical pieces (family tiaras, historical jewellery).
Forum: Royal Jewels 07-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 232,617
Posted By Marsel
I apologize if this has been discussed in this...

I apologize if this has been discussed in this thread (or elsewhere) before.

A couple of weeks ago, I came across an interesting report about the fate of the Imperial Jewels that were hidden in...
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