Airport sells off duchess’s lost diamond tiara
The Duchess of Argyll, who lost five pieces of jewellery including a diamond tiara at Glasgow Airport, spotted one of them in an auction catalogue after BAA sold it off, it was reported. The duchess lost a Victorian headpiece and a Cartier brooch along with three other pieces worth a total of £100,000 in 2006. The items went missing as she returned to Clan Campbell’s ancestral home, Inveraray Castle.
Despite reporting the loss to the police and informing the Art Loss Register (ALR), they could not be traced until the Duchess, 68, saw her missing brooch in a catalogue for Scottish auction house Lyon and Turnbull (L&T), the Independent reported. After the ALR investigated, it emerged the airport’s owner, BAA, had found the jewellery just months after it went missing and sold it to a diamond merchant for less than £5,000. The proceeds were given to charity. daily times monitor