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« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2005, 08:31:52 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2005, 08:56:18 PM »


side view of Polar Star
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Re: Polar Star
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2005, 09:16:50 PM »


Main Deck of Polar Star.
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« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2005, 09:38:00 PM »



Upper or Weather Deck of Polar Star....lower part of plan shows the underlying frames of the ship.
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Re: Polar Star
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2005, 11:09:28 AM »
Great deck plans, Douglas. Do you happen to know which cabin were for the Dowager Empress ?
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Re: Polar Star
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2005, 11:49:53 AM »
Hi Robert:

Her suite would have been the six cabins to the lower right of the dinning salon [aft part of Main Deck].  

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Re: Polar Star
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2010, 10:34:42 PM »
A Polar Star Jeton by Faberge


http://www.sothebys.com/app/ecatalogue/fhtml/index.jsp?event_id=29927#/r=index-fhtml.jsp?event_id=29927#/r.main=lot.jsp?event_id=29927&id=688&imgSize=369/

This is only the catalogue cover.  Can you post the actual object?  If not,  what is the lot number for this object.

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Re: Polar Star
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2010, 01:59:08 PM »
Douglas,

For some reason the link to the actual object is not working. The lot number is 688 from the London Sotheby's sale L10113 on 9 June 2010.

The object is a boxed Polar Star jeton by Faberge, workmaster Oskar Phil, in its original box.

The jeton is very similar to image at the top of this menu of the left. (Double click for large view)

http://highway55.library.yale.edu/ROMANOVIMG/size4/D0001/00014003.jpg
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Re: Polar Star
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2010, 05:34:48 AM »
nice postings Douglas
You get a sense of the loss that Russian imperial families experienced when you look at their yachts.

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Re: Polar Star
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2010, 01:32:58 AM »
nice postings Douglas
You get a sense of the loss that Russian imperial families experienced when you look at their yachts.

Thank you Constantin, yes the yachts were such a wonderful expression of royal style, recreation and romance with nature.

I always enjoy anything about the yachts.  Yes, when they lost their yachts, they lost a lot.  I always wished that they could have sailed on them to freedom  and a new life.

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« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2010, 02:54:42 AM »
When I was small we travelled by steam ship so I got a taste of what that was like but to have a whole yacht that size would have been amazing. I had contemplated writing a series of books on royal yachts but never got further than the initial stages.  I contacted a few members of the Romanoff family that i know and they thought it was a great idea.