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At the auction, Christie is a sensation

June 14 2006

Collectors from around the world are closely watching the bids on the auction house Christie's. The reason for excitement in a unique collection of jewelry of Princess Margaret - younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, put up for sale.

Tuesday at the auction were displayed one hundred ninety-two lot, including jewelry and furnishings. Today "the hammer" will go six hundred lots of furniture, china, silverware and other "nice trinkets.

"What happened yesterday - is unique. We did not expect such a public interest in the things of Princess Margaret. People are literally snatched them from each other "- said the director of jewelry auction house Christie's Raymond Sancroft-Baker.

Meanwhile, organizers of the auction acknowledge that bailed out less than expected before the auction. It was believed that the collection, sold at retail can bring up to twelve million euros.

Stuff for sale heirs Margaret sorokachetyrehletnim Viscount David Lineley and Lady Sarah Chatto. Relatives of the princess plan, paying inheritance taxes, to put the remaining money to charity, reports

Note that before the jewelry collection of English Princess Margaret went under the hammer, she was put on public display in Hong Kong, Geneva, Moscow and New York.

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