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Autographs and Historical Documents


Russian Royalty
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 107
  Alexander II (1818-1881)., Tsar of Russia (1855-1881), embarked upon a wide scale modernization and reform program which saw the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, assassinated.

MsDS, 8¾" x 14", [St. Petersburg], 1867 August 4. Presents award of St. Anne 3rd class to a Vladimir Kybakov, captain of 11th rifle company and one additional staff officer, Very Good, not formally translated.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 108
  Alexander III (1845-1894)., Tsar of Russia (1881-1894), reactionary ruler, countenanced persecutions of Jews and others, continued Russian advances into Central Asia.

MsDS, 8¼" x 14", [St. Petersburg], 1890 October 7. Presents award of St. Stanislaus 3rd class to two French citizens serving the Russians, captain Leonard Fondin and doctor Bignon, at the request of the War Minister, Fine, not formally translated.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 109
  Nicholas I (1796-1855)., Tsar of Russia (1825-1855), autocrat led Russia into Crimean War over his designs on Constantinople.

DS, 8¼" x 13½", St. Petersburg, 1832 April 10. Presenting award of St. Anne 2nd class to Postmaster of St. Petersburg, Very Good, not formally translated.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 110
  Nicholas II (1868-1918)., Tsar of Russia (1894-1917), directed the construction of Trans-Siberian railroad, fought disastrous war with Japan, joined allies in World War I, abdicated after 1917 Russian Revolution, murdered with his family.

MsDs, 8 " x 14", Tsarskoe Tselo, 23 Feb 1905. Presents award of Prince Vladimir 4th class, St. Anne 1st, 2nd and 3rd class to various individuals, Fine, not formally translated.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 111
  Paul I (1796-1801)., Tsar of Russia (1796-1801), assassinated, son of Peter III and Catherine II.

DS as Tsar, 7" x 12", St. Petersburg, 1800 November 1, releasing a chambermaid 6th class from her duties, signed "Pavel", Fine, not formally translated.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 112
  Petrovna, Elizabeth (1709-1769)., Empress of Russia (1741-1762); youngest daughter of Peter the Great & Catherine I, became empress after staging palace coup.

MsDS in cyrillic, 8¼" x 12¼", 1737 September 6. A decree to provide 900 rubles from the chancellery for requirements, Fine, not formally translated.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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