People: Nov. 19, 1928

"Names make news." Last week the following names made the following news:

Viscountess Byng of Vimy sold last fortnight 130 large silver dinner plates, two mighty silver salvers, and two gigantic 18th century candlesticks, all superfluous portion of the £750,000 ($3,650,000) estate recently left by her late Greek uncle, Merchant Pandeli Ralli (TIME, Oct. 1).

The late Madame Marie Jeanne Becu Du Barry, mistress of France's King Louis XV, had several beds. The most famed is to be put on the auction block, along with other antiques, in Paris, on Dec. 6, by the present owner, Comtesse de Segur (Cécile Sorel), actress of...

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