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Posted 07/21/2010   11:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add lucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across this and I need some help to translate it. I think its in Russian???? My other question would be, is this a bond? Here's a scan of the front:



and here's a scan of the back:



Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 07/21/2010   11:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a Russian 500-ruble note. Peter the Great is the vignette. (The one on the left.)

Very neat!
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Posted 07/21/2010   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lucky to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is it worth anything?
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Posted 07/21/2010   11:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ummm...500 rubles?

Short answer is yes...it is a state credit note, and someone would be willing to pay you something for it.

I only pay attention to notes that are interesting to me, and I am interested in pre-Revolutionary Russia because Czar Nicholas II was George V's first cousin.

I often see regular old Russian notes of the era for $10 to $20, so I'd be surprised if yours was any less. Don't know if it could be way more...

Great item.
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Posted 07/21/2010   11:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would not for a second say that this is representative...as we all know, collectors pay for arcane differences...but here is an auction realization that I found with about twenty seconds of searching:

http://www.bowersandmerena.com/auct...yLotID=88590

Hope you found something there!

C.
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Posted 07/21/2010   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lucky to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does that interest (pre-Revolutionary Russia) apply to your stamp collecting as well?
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Posted 07/22/2010   12:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even Wikipedia gets into the act.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia...erial_issues

After spending a few minutes with them, I think I need to get me one of those. (The note, not the Wiki.) I should just close the lid on my computer and go to bed...maybe the feeling will pass.
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Posted 07/22/2010   12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Does that interest (pre-Revolutionary Russia) apply to your stamp collecting as well?


Yes, sort of. It is one of the areas that I pay a little more attention to than some others. If I could only grab one stockbook in a fire, that one wouldn't be it, though.

After things settled down in the early '20's (relatively speaking), my interest in Russia/Soviet Union drops off fast. (Though I can appreciate the printing quality in a number of the later issues.)
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Posted 07/22/2010   12:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a picture of George V (right) and his cousin, Nicholas II, from LIFE magazine's archive.


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Posted 07/22/2010   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lucky to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since we're on Russia, I thought I would share with you my favorite Stamped Cover.
Here's the front:


Here's the back:


My Great Uncle went to USSR in 1966 and he sent a letter to him/from him. It has 4 of the US stamps that came out in 1966 placed in the order they came out but then there is a stamp from 1964 as well. That 1964 stamp threw me for a loop at first. Then I realized the humor in it. That stamp is a register to vote stamp on a cover going to communist Russia!! Tee-hee...

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Posted 07/22/2010   12:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lucky to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice picture. They look so elegant. There is also a kindness to Their eyes. Are you of Russian Heritage?
Lucky
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Posted 07/22/2010   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Price varies depending on signature $10-$50 and condition of course.
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Posted 07/22/2010   01:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lucky to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Revstampman.
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I have a number of Notes from Imperial Russia that were brought over by my Grandmother. The engraving is absolutely outstanding! If you want to see lathe work at it's finest have a look at some of their Pre-Revolution Banknotes!
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During the last thirty years I've sold about two dozen of these banknotes at garage sales for three dollars each. All of mine had numerous tears and heavy creases along with assorted stains of unknown
origin and sometimes small holes probably from staples.
Lizardly,
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Its really frustrating to reapeat a mistake three times before you can get it right.
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