UK News Queen Victoria scrapbook being sold in Berlin auction

21:45  29 november  2017
21:45  29 november  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

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A scrapbook of items collected by Queen Victoria ’s German-born governess, including lockets of the regent’s hair and memorabilia from her wedding, is being auctioned in Berlin . The 20-page leather-bound book also contains paintings and drawings by Victoria

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A scrapbook showing a letter, drawings and a ringlet belonging to Queen Victoria (Markus Schreiber/AP) © Provided by The Press Association A scrapbook showing a letter, drawings and a ringlet belonging to Queen Victoria (Markus Schreiber/AP)

A scrapbook of items collected by Queen Victoria’s German-born governess, including lockets of the regent’s hair and memorabilia from her wedding, is being auctioned in Berlin.

The 20-page leather-bound book also contains paintings and drawings by Victoria, letters and other items that offer a glimpse into the early private life of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

A letter, drawings and a ringlet of hair fixed in a scrapbook with items belonging to Queen Victoria © Provided by The Press Association A letter, drawings and a ringlet of hair fixed in a scrapbook with items belonging to Queen Victoria

The items were gathered by Baroness Louise Lehzen, who served as governess and adviser for nearly two decades starting when Victoria was five.

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A scrapbook of items collected by Queen Victoria ’s German-born governess, including lockets of the regent’s hair and memorabilia from her wedding, is being auctioned in Berlin . The 20-page leather-bound book also contains paintings and drawings by Victoria

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“What we have here shows great friendship and motherly love,” Stefan Koerner of the Grisebach auction house said. “It is a deep look at a very, very close relationship.”


The scrapbook, being auctioned on Thursday with a starting price of 30,000 euro (£26,000), was in Ms Lehzen’s family until first sold in 1999.

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