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« on: December 19, 2012, 01:36:48 AM »

Last Tsar's letters fetch record price, auction house says

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(Reuters) - A Russian collector living in Monaco paid a record 120,000 Swiss francs ($128,700) for four letters written by the last Tsar, Nicholas II, during World War One, a Swiss auction house said this week.

http://www.reuters.com/ar...ion-idUSBRE8BB0H620121212
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 02:39:58 AM »

I always find there to be such a mix of intrigue and morbidity in such auctions.

It's great to have such personal articles from the past and the insight they bring, but yet it feels like intrusion or erecting ghosts of the past.

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 09:06:06 AM »

Why thank you; I'm a regular at another royal gossipe forum and I found this.

Could you break the threads on the Romanovs, I don't want to get spanked for double posting.
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 05:30:22 PM »

The letters will be at some point presented to a state museum or a national archive, if Iím any judge of the Russian character...

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 03:05:34 AM »

Your welcome.  Smiley

Yes, chances are they will be sent ot the archives. I wonder what information is in those archives that we have yet to know about.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 10:06:21 PM »

Do you think that the letters are valuable because they have Tsar Nicholas II's signature?
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2020, 10:16:05 PM »

I should think they would be quite valuable, not just for the signature, but from the historical impact and Imperial provenance.
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