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From Russia To France With Wax Seals

 
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Posted 04/29/2020   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add lostandfound to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all at SCF
I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits
I am also waiting for this lovely looking item currently on transit to its new home here. I am aware that these envelopes usually contained coins. The front looks incredibly complex and rather 'messy'. I gather this may be the information on the contents?






I promise I am stopping acquiring things now as I have too much to research.
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Edited by lostandfound - 04/29/2020 2:27 pm

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Posted 04/29/2020   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Money letter containing 225 roubles, to Judith etc, wife of the Colonel of Russian engineers ". Lucky girl.
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Posted 04/29/2020   3:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Id say so! thats a nice wee spend for his wife. One would imagine the household costs would have been substantial as Im assuming she would have had a rather lavish place?
Definitely goggling some more info about i.
Thanks geoffha

(The letter cost me 489 roubles in todays money, the bargain buyer I am..)
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Posted 04/30/2020   03:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vicaf60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The money letter is that more interesting that it was sent from Mukden in Manchuria (present-day Shenyang in China) through the reserve field post office No. 11, just a couple of months before the battle of Mukden during the Russo-Japanese war - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mukden
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And the sender was an interesting person in himself - colonel (then) Vladimir Alexandrovich Rakint, the Chiief of the Omsk combat-engineer brigade - you can see an article on him in Wikipedia, unfortunately, only in Russian, and the forum does not seem to accept Russian letters, to write the name here
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Posted 04/30/2020   04:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
He wrote a book in 1897 "History of the Grenadier-Sapper Battalion of H.I.H. Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich"

and rates a mention for it on this site, see page 79

https://yourievsky.net/upload/Romanov_News_89.pdf

and a better view of the cover:

https://www.christies.com/zh/lotfin...ctid=4993127
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Posted 04/30/2020   06:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thats fantastic! What an amazing piece of history. Now I'm the lucky girl. Thank you so much for you input vicaf60 and 22crows.
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