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Re: Spurious Ebay Photos of the Imperial Family. Beware.
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2013, 03:38:52 PM »
No professional photographer took photos of the Imperial Family without prior permission from the Court. The approved photographers all had special functions as well. Levitsky took portraits. Boissonas & Eggler took portraits, Karl Hahn (Gan in Russian) took the outdoor photographs at special events and on board the Standart...Each original photo would be on card stock from the specific photographer and always had the Imperial Court Censor stamp of approval on the back. Always.

I would love to see that Imperial Court Censor stamp. Is it in another thread or could someone send me a pix of it.

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Re: Spurious Ebay Photos of the Imperial Family. Beware.
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2013, 05:11:04 PM »
Is this imperial stamp you were talking about on the back of this photo of Ella?

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Re: Spurious Ebay Photos of the Imperial Family. Beware.
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2013, 05:09:32 AM »
Thanks Katmaxoz for posting. I do not know if this is it. I have never seen one.
I enlarged the blue circle stamp and there is written "Avanzo. St. Petersburg Gr. Morskaya no. 9". Does that sound like an Imperial stamp?

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Re: Spurious Ebay Photos of the Imperial Family. Beware.
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2013, 07:03:09 AM »
The art of this seller to convert a Beinicke´s image in a 300 bucks "RARE" image

 

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Re: Spurious Ebay Photos of the Imperial Family. Beware.
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2013, 09:29:15 AM »
Thanks Katmaxoz for posting. I do not know if this is it. I have never seen one.
I enlarged the blue circle stamp and there is written "Avanzo. St. Petersburg Gr. Morskaya no. 9". Does that sound like an Imperial stamp?

No, this is not the Imperial Court Censor stamp.  It is from a dealer who later sold the photo.  It will be a long sentence in Russian, referring to the Imperial Court itself. I know we have several in the archives and I don't have time right now to go through the boxes, but will keep my eye out for one.

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Re: Spurious Ebay Photos of the Imperial Family. Beware.
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2013, 10:14:08 AM »
Here, I found one.  Scroll down to the photo of the back side of this picture of Michael Alexandrovich, and you will see the Imperial Court Censor stamp:
http://www.romanovrussia.com/MAphotograph.html

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Re: Spurious Ebay Photos of the Imperial Family. Beware.
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2013, 10:28:42 AM »
Thank you!! I thought it would be something very fancy like the back of those old photographs, so happy to know now!