"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

It's a Dog's life

This was Lot No: 93, at Bonhams Dog Sale, on 12th February this year . Described as a Victorian lavishly engraved silvered metal and leather collar in the baroque taste with hinged lead ring, inscribed 'Cormongers,/ Nutfield' and 'Corsellis', height 3 in. (8 cm.), diameter 5 1/2 in. (15 cm.)

This had a remarkable pedigree, it was used by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and was applied to the necks of their aforementioned pug dogs .

Absorbed by Lord Fayed of Fulham when he purchased the Windors' house in Paris. He sold them on , not it appears with the silver feeding bowls that their 4 dogs were fed from. This single collar was sold for US $2,500 plus Premium and tax .

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