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Wondering if anyone has ever heard of “Cony”, Princess Alix’s Italian greyhound? Apparently it has been preserved and will be auctioned off at Hermann Historica in a few days. Starting price: 2000 euros. You’ll find some nice photos on their site:

Online catalogue 50 - Orders and International Militaria - Historical and Military Collectibles – Imperial Russia
May 2 -3
Lot No. 5407
Here’s what the auction catalogue says about it :
Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna - a taxidermical preservation of her favorite pet dog "Cony".
« Small, male Italian greyhound with cream-coloured coat, standing on three legs, his tail raised attentively. The dog is wearing a leather collar with silver-coloured mountings engraved with an abbreviation of the owner's name "I. Gh. H. Przß. Alix - Neuschloß" (H.G.D.H. Princess Alix - Neuschloß), with a small padlock (key missing). Fitted to a blackened wooden plinth with four ball feet, on the bottom a sealed inventory label reading "Property of H.R.H. the Grandduke Ernst Ludwig von Hessen und Bei Rhein. The favorite pet dog "Cony" of H.G.D.H. Princess Alix von Hessen, the later Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia". Seal of the grand ducal adjutancy. Height with plinth 57 cm, length 61 cm. In a glazed wooden showcase with detachable lid. Size 64 x 75 x 35 cm.
With the preparated dog and showcase comes an additional collar with the engraved marking "H.E.H. Grand Princess Alexandra Feodorovna" and an English fun postcard with the hand-written note "That's what Cony looks like".
Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Alix von Hessen und bei Rhein (1872 Darmstadt - 1918 Jekaterinenburg). After marrying Nikolaus II, the last tsar of Russia, she changed her name to Alexandra Fjodorovna. »

Unfortunately no date of death given.

Hi Catherine,

Welcome aboard! A photo of the medals would help ;) . Here are some tips on posting photos :;action =display;num=1114308370;action =display;num=1095358587

If you are unable to post it, you may send it to me. My email address is in my profile.

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