Scrapbook of Queen Victoria memorabilia on sale in Berlin

In this Nov. 28, 2017 photo, parts of a wedding dress are fixed in a scrapbook with items belonging to Britain's former Queen Victoria in Berlin, Germany. The scrapbook is displayed at Grisebach auctioneers and will be offered at an auction in Berlin on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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

BERLIN — A scrapbook of items collected by Queen Victoria's longtime 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. The items were gathered by Baroness Louise Lehzen, who served as governess and adviser for nearly two decades starting when Victoria was five.

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

The scrapbook, being auctioned Thursday with a starting price of 30,000 euros ($35,664), was in Lehzen's family until first sold in 1999.

Related News

Hawaii authorities urge awareness of raw food risk

Aug 17, 2016

Hawaii authorities are urging diners to be aware of the risks of eating raw and undercooked food after they traced a hepatitis A outbreak to frozen scallops served raw at a sushi restaurant chain

Are France's burkini bans sexist, or liberating?

Aug 17, 2016

Male officials are dictating what women can wear on French beaches _ and people across a wide swath of French society say that's a good thing

Target cuts outlook as it sees fewer customers in stores

Aug 17, 2016

Target cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like groceries

Broaden News

Travel Stylo is an independent online travel website started by a group of friends who love traveling together. With Travel Stylo, you can travel with style.

Contact us: sales[at]travelstylo.com