Treasures of a gilded life at Sotheby's

Lady Mairi Bury, youngest daughter of Charles, 7th Marquess of Londonderry, started a stamp collection aged eight.

11th March, 2012
Treasures of a gilded life at Sotheby's
An 1882 silver case by Garrard (€500-€750).

Lady Mairi Bury, youngest daughter of Charles, 7th Marquess of Londonderry, started a stamp collection aged eight. When it was auctioned 81 years later, it was so important the sale was held over three days.

She piloted her first plane at twelve, and as an adult she created the first thoroughbred stud in Northern Ireland at Mount Stewart. She bred classic winners including Fighting Charlie who won the Ascot Gold Cup twice, and Northern Gleam who...

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