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Since the other topic dissappered, reposting, maybe we'll get more info this time, thanks. So far it could be a university of the Forest Ministry, Railroad Ministry or Justice Department.


Do these look Russian? I thought they are pre 1837 because they have 3 rolls and not 4. Thanks for any info.

Imperial Russian Antiques / 1912 Emigre
« on: October 10, 2005, 08:56:17 AM »
Many of you have excellent collections, and mine might not be as cool but it's my first find in the states. As I was rummaging through a sale in NY, I first found the old pic of a lady, then with that came her Imperial passport, her ID and a work "recommendation". But the most interesting thing is that we have traced her coming to America through Ellis Island website.So here goes...

The picture of Doba Motolskaya taken in Herson, a town in the south of Russia, present Ukraine nearby Odessa.

The second picture is the same as previous one but has her ID glued to the back. It reads:
Lasts from 4 (doesn't say what month) to January 1, 1906.
A ticket for an entrance to the "Baby Jesus" hospital
for Ms. Motolskaya, who is a nurse's student.
She's allowed to see patients from 9 to 5  

Here's the passport, for those not familiar with Russia present and old, Russians had two passports, one used within a country and the second one a travel passport, this is the latter one, first page says 24 pages, passport number 6382, Signature of the owner D. Motolskaya

2nd page: passport belongs to Andopol mesh'anka (middle class?) Doba Leimova Motolskaya of 26 years old is going abroad. The blue pen was used by the officials in Russia by customs, mailmen, etc

3rd page: The tariff of 15 rubles is taken.
The passport is given to use while travelling and is stamped.
In Minsk, November 27th, 1911
For the hubernator, vice-hubernator (don't know what it says).
The stamp is of the Minsk Hubernator

4th page: same thing as before in German, the stamp on top says: Passport revision March 4, 1912 and then probably a city, if anyone knows what it is, please let me know.

Skipping to page 15: A stamp reads: "Shown in Alexandrov when leaving on February 20, 1912" The stamp for the arrival back is absent.

Page 19: A stub given by the Minsk Hubernator on November 27, 1911 for passport 6382 for mesh'anka Doba Motolskaya. Same stamp as on the page 15, no stamp of arrival back.

And finally a "recommendation" given to Ms. Motolskaya from the desk of head doctor of the "Baby Jesus" hospital on November 23rd 1906 in Warsaw.
"This is given to signify that Ms. Doba Motolskaya was working in the diagnostic clinic of the Imperial Warsaw University, that is overseen by me as a nurse's aid from May 13th, 1905 to May 13th, 1906"
The head doctor Statskiy Sovetnik ...
The stamp is of the "Baby Jesus" hospital in Warsaw

And finally we looked on the Ellis Island site and voile we have located Ms. Motolskaya, she's N 25 on the list. She came to her uncle Josef Muller somewhere in March, don't remember the exact date. It also says there that she's 5'2" has blue eyes and light hair also evident from the picture. She has $25 with her when she arrives.

So now we can trace her life for a couple of years. She was born in 1885, because on the passport it says she's 26 in 1911. At 20 years old she goes to work/study as a nurse's aid in the hospital wherte she works for a year from May 13, 1905 to May 13, 1906. She gets her travelling pasport in November 27, 1911 and leaves for America on the February 20, 1912 from Alexandrov. She is checked in on March 4, 1912 in a city (don't know which one) and finally sets her sight on the US where she arrives a couple month later and she's 27 years old as the Americans like to say to start a new and wonderful life. :)

Russian Imperial Medals, Orders, Uniforms & Militaria / Gorzhet
« on: October 06, 2005, 08:31:42 AM »
There were alot of fake gorzhet's on Ebay lately, but this one looks good, is it just a good fake ??? Thanks in advance. :) :D

Russian Imperial Medals, Orders, Uniforms & Militaria / Good museums
« on: September 28, 2005, 03:49:19 PM »
Question kinda off topic, but would someone recommend a good Imperial Russian museum maybe even a military museum in US. I know there are plenty of those who got Faberge eggs, but are there other museums with broader Imperial Russian theme(don't mean to undermine the eggs ;)).

Thanks in advance. :)

Just found these beautiful pics online, check it out, never seen a box before:

Just wanted to show it and ask if it's original. How can you tell if it is, thanks in advance. ;D ;D

This is Roumanian medal "For Crossing of Danube", given to the participants of the Turkish War in the 1870's. If you read Russian, here's a link:

Russian Imperial Medals, Orders, Uniforms & Militaria / Epaulettes
« on: July 21, 2005, 01:53:38 PM »
My first question is, where the epaulettes introduced back into the parade uniform in 1909, during the whole army revival? The second question is the digit on the epaulettes shows the regiment (polk), what does the color show? I think it shows what number the regiment is, in the division, I know that's what they had before. In the XX century when there were 4 infantry regiments per division, how did the epaulette color show the regiment standing within the division since I believe there are only two colors for non-Guard regiments, blue and red. Would love to hear some feedback and clarification on the whole issue. Thanks in advance.

 ???Does anybody know any good sites where there are restored color pictures of Imperial Russia or some military personnel. Thanks in advance. ;D

Imperial Russian Antiques / Old Russian contracts, checks
« on: July 19, 2005, 03:47:13 PM »
Can anybody tell me or is anybody selling any old Russian contracts, checks - anything interesting like that? Thanks in advance.  :)
There's alot of it in Russia, but I think it will be hard to get it over the border.

Here's the link, the helmet is in a bad shape, but might be an original

The first one looks original, on the second one there should not be a grendier plate on an Uhlan shapka, right? What do people think, thanks in advance ???

How is this book, does anybody know, looks excellent. I read the review, supposedly the translations are not as good, but I'm in it for the overall photos and pictures.

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