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Offline romanov1918

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #105 on: January 10, 2009, 04:07:22 PM »
I don't have much, a coronation announcement booklet from Nicholas and Alexandra, another announcement and menu for festivities after the coronation, a menu, propaganda pieces that show Rasputin with Nicholas & Alexandra at his feet (another copy of this is shown in Edvard Radzinskys book),  a signed book by Grand Duke Alexander (Sandro) "Once a Grand Duke", an announcement of a committee that Grand Duchess Xenia was on for a fashion show, small things really compared to the things I wish I owned.

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« Reply #106 on: May 11, 2009, 01:58:40 AM »
I don't have much, a coronation announcement booklet from Nicholas and Alexandra, another announcement and menu for festivities after the coronation, a menu, propaganda pieces that show Rasputin with Nicholas & Alexandra at his feet (another copy of this is shown in Edvard Radzinskys book),  a signed book by Grand Duke Alexander (Sandro) "Once a Grand Duke", an announcement of a committee that Grand Duchess Xenia was on for a fashion show, small things really compared to the things I wish I owned.

How rare is the "Coronation Menu" dated 14 May 1896? It is visually impressive, nearly  1 m long and includes borschch, pirozhki, lamb, pheasant in aspic, fruit in wine and ice cream.

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2009, 09:17:13 AM »
VERY rare and desirable. That is the main Coronation Dinner at the Kremlin.  One sold last November at Christie's London for about $12,000!


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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #108 on: July 13, 2009, 04:51:38 PM »
I recently purchased a khodynka cup.  It seems to be in very pristine condition and looks very much like the photograph I have of one.  I am wondering how you can tell if it's real and not a reproduction? 

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« Reply #109 on: July 15, 2009, 07:05:04 PM »
As far as the khodynka cup, I apologize but I don't have any answer to offer you, Prussian P.  Hopefully someone else can help you.  I am actually coming to this thread with my own question.

I recently came across a thick volume entitled something like "The Ladies of the Winter Palace."  It looks (and smells =D) like a very old book...so old that I believe it doesn't include any background on the more recent Grand Duchesses though it seems like it might have been an authoritive text at one time and place.  It is in relatively good condition, especially considering how old the book is, and was marked at $30, which I think is a reasonable price.  Unfortunately, the author's name escapes me.  I am wondering if anybody is familiar with this text and can tell me if they think it would make a nice addition to my collection and whether they think the price is reasonable or even a great value.  Thank you in advance for any help!

On a more upscale note, that is a very beautiful trophy you have there, GDDimitri!  Congratulations!

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #110 on: August 28, 2009, 01:38:44 AM »
Could anyone give me some advice on where to go in search of purchasing something such as these souvenirs? Namely, something that would not cost an arm and a leg, but would also have been a true item of the Romanovs?

Thanks in advance. :)

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2009, 10:12:06 AM »
If you want something of genuine Imperial provenance, you must go to one of the established dealers, with good reputations such as A La Vielle Russie, RomanovRussia.com or Russia-Antiques.com (Lev, who we have personally done business with) are the three best in the US, Warski in London...

Sadly, any thing with a genuine Imperial Romanov provenance will cost dearly.  Khodynka cups, the genuine ones and there are also MANY fakes on ebay etc, will cost $500-1,000 depending on condition.  Imperial Porcelain costs even more per piece these days. Anything of genuine Imperial association costs an arm and a leg AND a firstborn child I'm afraid....

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #112 on: August 28, 2009, 04:27:09 PM »
Thanks for the quick and helpful reply! You mentioned those in US and UK..do you know of in actually in Russia? That's right next door to me, as it is, and popping over there would be less of a problem, or shipping would be less expensive. :D Thanks!

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2009, 03:34:03 PM »
Unless you have a permit allowing you to export it out of the country, you can't take anything imperial out of Russia.

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« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2009, 01:28:15 AM »
Hi, I have a few items of possible interest! This is but one!

http://www.instappraisal.com/content/romanov-1906-russian-tsarist-bond

Taa Raa!

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #115 on: October 14, 2009, 06:43:06 PM »
and a very old book about the secret court memoirs of Catherine the Great...printed by Grolier.

back later today to give you all a look see!

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #116 on: October 19, 2009, 06:11:20 AM »
and a very old book about the secret court memoirs of Catherine the Great...printed by Grolier.

back later today to give you all a look see!

sorry got a bit nervous...maybe its better not to post a picture!

if anyone is interested please pm me.

Many Thanks
tutsi

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #117 on: October 19, 2009, 09:55:08 AM »
Tutsi,
No need to be nervous, Your items are not of substantial value.  The bond is almost worthless, the market is flooded with them and they fetch perhaps $5 each.  If the book is not printed in Russia, it also is of minimal value, even if old.  Probably less than $100.

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« Reply #118 on: October 19, 2009, 06:25:29 PM »
Oh I know the bond is worthless, always knew that, however would like to know who actually purchased it, as in their name.
As for the book, it is number 20 out of a limited edition so its possibly come from the UK.  I do have a contact who owns an old bookshop in Tetbury so I'll go ask him.

I contacted Societe Generale& the Russian Embassy some years ago and was advised by back office bonds and the embassy that all the records for that bond were kept in russia which to me doesn't make sense, especially if it was purchased in France. Any ideas or suggestions?

Thank You

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Re: Romanov Items/Souvenirs that You Own
« Reply #119 on: January 07, 2012, 02:56:44 AM »
Some time ago I got the handwritten envelope from a letter Empress Alexandra - then Princess Alix - sent to a friend in Darmstadt in about 1892. It is a mourning envelope without a stamp (so she brought it herself or sent a servant I suppose) Beneath the address she signed herself  "A.v.H" and on the rear side is her black seal reading "Alix" with the crown of the Grand Dukes of Hesse.
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