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The classic Victorian-era diamond floral tiara that belongs to the Dowager Duchess of Argyll was almost lost to a very familiar occurrence: an airport baggage mishap. The tiara, along with other pieces of jewelry, went missing at Glasgow's airport. Although the jewels were reported missing, and the police summoned, the pieces seemed to be lost for good -- until the Duchess spotted them in an auction house's catalogue. It turned out that the airport had indeed found the jewels, but they'd sold them to a diamond merchant rather than turning them over to the police. Thanks to its eagle-eyed owner, the tiara was returned to its proper Scottish home.
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