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CORDY’S STELLA VERONICA VEITCH ESTATE COLLECTION. SEE LOTS 300 TO 594 IN ON-LINE CATALOGUE This special addition starts at 6pm with lot 300 and runs to lot 594. (Note: lots 387 to 408 from another one vendor). Includes Stylish Vintage Labelled Clothing & Costume, Linen, Hats, Gloves, Swim Wear, Fashion Accessories, Jewellery Includes Heavy Gold Items, Stylish Vintage Costume Jewellery & Much More. Stella Veronica Veitch was born in Greenwich England in July 1927. The only girl in a family of three she had an older and younger brother. Her father William was the company secretary of the shipping line; The Union Castle, and he would regale the family with tales of foreign lands. Boxes of exotic fruits would arrive every Christmas. The family was comfortable. Stella learned to understand luxury at an early age and she looked forward to the seamstress coming to the house twice a year -winter and summer, to fit the children for their new clothes (last season’s clothes would be given to poorer families). A hairdresser would come to cut their hair and a cook was employed during the festive season. Stella the Traveller – Intrepid courageous: Qualifications in hand, Stella left the UK to start teaching in a British Army school in Egypt. Whilst there she rejected a marriage proposal from a handsome young medic saying ‘What? Give up the glories of Egypt to go back to England and wash your dirty socks?’. She worked in expat schools in Egypt and Libya before moving on to Bahrain where she found her niche teaching at the renowned Awali school and stayed for 15 years of ‘carefree living’. Expat teachers in the Middle East were treated well and every three years were given three months leave. Stella used this time to travel widely – Europe, Scandinavia Japan, Hong Kong, Iraq, India, Kashmir and Africa. At this time a single woman travelling alone was very unusual and required a certain strength of character. The stories and anecdotes from this time in her life nourished her imagination in later life. In those days travelling was mind-blowing in a way that is now gone. We can explore places and know things in the virtual world without ever moving out of our comfort zone, but then travel truly changed people. Stella craved the exotic and unusual and delighted in purchasing sumptuous fabrics and textiles See Herald article https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12260274