Hong Kong & Phuket
For our 25th wedding anniversary we went to Hong Kong and Phuket, this was an expensive holiday as I decided we should do it in style, I booked us in for a week at the famous Hong Kong hotel 'The Mandarin' and it really was a fabulous hotel.
Luckily, around the same time that I was wondering what to do for our 25th, Bob Hall informed me that one of our snuff bottles, which had an Imperial seal on the base, was suddenly worth what seemed a fortune at the time, even though the general opinion was that the mark had been added much later! Apparently, there were collectors in Singapore that would buy it and value it as being genuine, so I agreed to sell it. This particular sale realized more than enough to cover our celebration holiday.
was still British then and we enjoyed so many aspects there, the jade
market was full of fakes but never-the-less fascinating, we had clothes
made-to-measure for us, the shop was full of such beautiful high-quality
fabrics that it was hard to make our choice, and there were some
interesting antique shops to visit, in addition to the usual sights to