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Offline AlexieNichole

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Document on Ebay
« on: August 03, 2006, 12:29:45 PM »
I saw a document on Ebay recently that the seller states is from 1780, from either Catherine the Great herself or from her era, not sure which.  The seller says its an original but one of the interested people asked the seller if the date on the document is correct since typewriters weren't invented yet and the document is clearly type set

I've also emailed the seller a couple of questions, specifically how he came into possession of this item but have not heard anything yet and the auction ends tonight.  It is a very nice item if is what the seller is

Has anyone else seen this item on Ebay.  Do you think its possible its an original

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Re: Document on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 03:50:11 PM »
The document appears to be a legal announcement or flyer of an Ukaz (Decree) issued by Empress Ekaterina II on 28 June 1780 which was part of a collection of Ukaze that were bound together as a book, this document being one of many such flyers issued by the Imperial Government. Theis document according to what is printed at the bottom was printed by the Mesto Pechati or Printing Place in Saint Petersburg on 1 July 1780. The document was printed on a press not typed.

I have owned at least a half dozen Imperial Court Circulars from the reigns of Aleksander I and Nikolai I which were printed on similar paper with similar type. Of course the seller could have scanned the document so it could be examined more fully. It appears to be correct.

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Re: Document on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 07:40:31 PM »
thank you so much.  the auction ends in an hour.  I never thought of the press until you mentioned it.  It does appear to be part of a large book.  I saw a prior auction the seller had and that was page 281

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Re: Document on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 10:55:30 PM »
The number 281 could be the page number of the assembled edicts or it could be the number of the 281st Ukaz of the Reign of Ekaterina II.

There is another Russian document currently for sale ebay that has a bit more historical value, a letter signed by Prince Kropotkin, Commander of the Pärnu Grenediers, King Fredrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia Regiment, on the regimental letterhead in the year 1862. The city of Pärnu is the third largest city in Estonia.

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Re: Document on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 09:05:35 AM »
The other document is beautiful too and would look very nice framed.  I just wish I had more room in my apt for nice items, but with a 3 year old it isnt safe at times.  All my nice stuff is boxed up still

I found the www.romanovrussia.com website and those items are very very nice.  but of course none are within my price range, especially since most cost more than a new care.