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Review Entries for Day Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Spring 2014 Fine Art Sale to be held on 29th April 2014 includes some very unusual pieces of jewellery. Amongst these lots is a Cartier 18ct gold, agate, emerald and coral mounted 'novelty' duck brooch (FS22/233).



This unusual Cartier piece of jewellery depicts a duck wearing an Indian headdress and carrying an axe with agate body, circular emerald eye and coral feet. It measures 51mm overall and is inscribed France 18kts, with import marks for London 1952. It is being sold in a fitted gilt tooled red leather case stamped Cartier and is inviting bids of £1,500-£1,800.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:55:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Oh my gosh this is so awesome! I love the 40 s & 50 s style so arbdaole! We have that Times Square pic in our house too, love it! And the couple looks awesome ;-), beautiful pics Brooke!
Saturday, May 03, 2014 6:29:41 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I actually found this more entertaining than James Joyce.
Saturday, May 03, 2014 7:30:50 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
How do you do, Chris.I read the posts on the two sites which you mentioned. The first had no comments, but the second had two from Sir This and Sir That. Neither seem to have actually read your report. I left a comment there.The one issue that I have with your report is that you only just touch upon the the reason that government funds organisations such as ASH. It is a fact that Ministers have very little personal knowledge of their remit (eg, Health Dept). Therefore, they can only act on advice. By funding organisations like ASH, they create the advice and control the advice. That is very objectionable. Of course, the Ministers are not themselves capable of working that out. They rely upon the advice of ASH ET AL! One other &#39;solution&#39; (regarding your final chapter) would be to require that any &#39;charity&#39; which requests or is granted taxpayer funds becomes immediately, by virtue of the request itself, open to FoI enquiries. Would that be too much to ask? I think not. After all, &quot;If you have nothing to hide.......&quot;
Friday, May 09, 2014 3:17:14 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I was drinking tonight, well I&#39;ll be honest, I am drinking tonight, and something occurred to me and I thought I&#39;d put in a request to Snowdon.Love your blog, check the blog each week, and here is my request.&#39;standard drinks&#39;, are something plastered onto the bottles in Australia where I am writing from, and I wondered, obviously some public healthists came up with this concept, but was there any historical approximate &#39;drink&#39; size ever?I&#39;m almost out of &#39;standard drinks&#39; tonight, and the shops are closed. I felt myself thinking, even though these public healthists tell me I have 3 standard drinks left, I bet I only have two or something. Two real glasses, two drinks that &#39;I&#39; would consider worthy of being called &#39;drinks&#39;.Can you do a blog post on &#39;standard drinks&#39;?Love your work. Bye.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 3:36:53 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
That insight would have saved us a lot of effort early on.
Monday, May 12, 2014 1:02:51 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Since I probably haven&#39;t told this story on this site, let me recount what happened to us on a visit to Oxford a decade ago.We sat down outside a coffee shop that was next door to Oxfam HQ. At a nearby table was a Big Banana from that organisation, and various young underlings who were sucking up to him. The remarks that that company greeted with most evident pleasure were those mocking the volunteers - the nice women (largely) who staff the shops and thereby actually act charitably. The paid staff clearly despised them. We cancelled our regular contribution to a charity which, on reflection, we decided was probably infected by a similar disease.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:33:15 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I read your post and wished I'd written it
Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:20:02 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Alright alright alright that's exactly what I needed!
Friday, May 30, 2014 1:27:52 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I came, I read this article, I conquered.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 11:59:04 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Your post has lifted the level of debate
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