New Years Eve conversation: my mother was telling me again a story of the broach that she was given by my father before he died. He said if you were to be in need of money, it would fetch a very high price. It was given by members of the court of the Tsar of Russia. She was at a friend’s house in the suburbs of Tours during the heavy bombing of May 1944. She continued saying that 2 gentlemen came to her and demanded the brooch. She got scared and gave it away. One of these gentlemen was part of the Modigliani family who owned a few movie theaters in Tours and who subsequently moved to Morocco. I am very curious to know where the broach is. Any volunteers for detective work?