Queen Liliuokalani’s jewelry auctioned off, 1924.

JEWELRY OF LILIU LIQUIDATED

Approximately $17,496.50 was made from the jewelry of this and that sort, of the Queen’s that was auctioned off on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, and through this sum along with some of the estate of Liliuokalani, a home for orphaned children will be built.

Queen Liliuokalani had a great deal of adornments, from those made of gold and inlaid with diamonds, to lei made with the feathers of Hawaiian birds; there were many who bought them, for as high as thousands of dollars to just a few dollars.

[All of this jewelry apparently went for a steal…]

(Kuokoa, 4/3/1924, p. 1)

HOOLILOIA NA LAKO HOONANI O LILIU

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 14, Aoao 1. Aperila 3, 1924.