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Back when "Flying Was Fun" Alexandra Smythe and Cate Clarke were Flight Attendants with a Major International Carrier. Prior to Private Jets coming into vogue, Alexandra and Cate traveled in the First Class World, meeting and greeting the top celebrities, politicians who would become Presidents, nouveau riche, and yes the occasional Headline Grabbing Criminal in Handcuffs!

What the two ladies viewed and experienced became fodder for the School of Flaunt, so much money, such bad taste and oh those terrible manners. Something had to be done! Hence, The School of Flaunt Handbook was born. Read More

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Lesson Eleven: Hobbies Worth Your Worth

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Published: Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lesson Eleven

Hobbies Worth your Worth


Collection Mania

Collecting heirlooms whether in jewelry, watches, furniture, object de art, or coins can prove to be great fun and very profitable! Not only will some of these enhance your own person or home, they will simply provide one of the best reasons we can think of to travel the globe!

There is always something on the other side of the world that you must at least take a look at for a prospective purchase. But you are saying now, "I just want to stay at home and relax occasionally." Not to worry, learn to play chess on your Royal Diamond Chess set. This ought to set the tongues wagging. This little beauty was created by renowned French artist and jewelry master extraordinaire, Bernard Maquin and took over 4,500 hours to be created all by hand. When finished they used 1168.75 grams of 14 carat white gold, 9,900 black and white diamonds give or take for a total weight of 189.09 carats.

The Brits not to be outdone, have produced a Chess set for over 5 million pounds, approximately $10 million dollars plus or minus for the exchange rate. Contact Boodles in England for pictures of this gold and platinum beauty replete with rubies, pearls, diamonds and emeralds. We feel sure that if you would prefer other stones that they will be happy to make your own personal set. Don't forget if you want to play Backgammon to relax by the pool or at night in front of the fireplace, a beautiful set including all of the necessary pieces to play has been created for the connoisseur that is covered with black, white and yellow diamonds. Please contact Charles Hollander for the latest works of art for games that they have.

We know students, total insanity to even think about owning these pieces so check with Jacques in London for something more reasonable such as a limited edition Chess set made out of leather, brass and jet black ebony for approximately $5,549. O.K. still to much, just look for a chess set that is "not" made out of cardboard and start playing.

Students this is a very valuable lesson in the SOF Handbook. We cover so many areas from art to collecting coins, and horse breeding to mention only a few. By the time you finish this chapter you will understand our Motto:


What are you collecting? Let us know and you might make it to our blog! Aside: please no cookie jars and kitchen witches....we are talking heirlooms, people. But you knew that didn't you?

Smythe and Cadbury-Clarke

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