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The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson

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Post by Alaric » Wed October 15th, 2008, 5:39 am

[quote=""Telynor""]The family were incredibly close to one another, especially the daughters.[/quote]

Indeed.

I think it was just after he had abdicated to Grand Duke Mikhail, but Nicholas told someone (it may have been to Mikhail) something along the lines of "I comfort the loss of my crown by knowing that I have a happy family," so they were incredibly close with each other irregardless of the throne.

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Post by Divia » Wed October 15th, 2008, 11:15 am

I cannot recall any letters using OTMA.

Also, this book pretty much focused on Tatiana and her sisters were almos an after thought. Or so I believe.
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Post by Susan » Wed October 15th, 2008, 9:57 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]. A few years back, I went to an exhibition of Romanov possessions in Newark, NJ and it was very moving to walk through, and see the objects that they handled and wore, along with many letters.[/quote]

I wanted to go to that exhibition, but I never did make it. I did visit the Forbes Gallery in New York (it was free!) before they sold their collection of Faberge Eggs. Absolutely amazing!
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Post by Divia » Wed October 15th, 2008, 10:26 pm

I have always wanted to see a Faberge Eggs up close. Or at least behind glass. I think they are so pretty in the pics!
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Post by Susan » Wed October 15th, 2008, 10:40 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I have always wanted to see a Faberge Eggs up close. Or at least behind glass. I think they are so pretty in the pics![/quote]

LOL, yes, they were definitely behind glass and the photos do not do them justice at all. Here's where the eggs are except that the Forbes eggs were sold and are no longer at the Forbes Magazine Gallery. Russian businessman Victor Vekselberg bought them in 2004 for a sum estimated between $90 and $120 million.
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My favorite eggs are the Coronation Egg and the Lilies of the Valley egg, both of which I saw at the Forbes Collection.

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 16th, 2008, 12:42 am

[quote=""Divia""]I have always wanted to see a Faberge Eggs up close. Or at least behind glass. I think they are so pretty in the pics![/quote]

I saw some a few years ago at a special display at the Portland (OR) Art Museum. Pretty cool stuff. This talk just put me in mind of how long it's been since I've been to the Maryhill Museum in timbuktu eastern Washington. One of the main features is items from Queen Marie of Romania who was grandaughter of Victoria and one of the Czars. A seriously cool place to see, let alone the Stonehenge replica nearby.

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Post by cw gortner » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:18 am

I saw them too; they came as part of an exhibition with the Czar's jewels to San Francisco years ago. They were stunning; I was also stunned to think that a half of one of those eggs could have fed Moscow :eek:
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Post by Telynor » Thu October 16th, 2008, 8:18 am

[quote=""Susan""]I wanted to go to that exhibition, but I never did make it. I did visit the Forbes Gallery in New York (it was free!) before they sold their collection of Faberge Eggs. Absolutely amazing![/quote]

There is an exhibition catalog with a collection of essays in it, if you want, I can try and find the title of it for you. Absolutely amazing photographs in it.

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Post by princess garnet » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:33 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I cannot recall any letters using OTMA.[/quote]
In Robert K. Massie's Nicholas & Alexandra, he mentions the "OTMA" signature. One sister would sign for all of them on numerous letters.

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