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Imperial Russian Cigar Case in Royal Fabergé Style (Item RUSO 5-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a wonderful enameled cigar holder executed in the style of Peter Karl Fabergé. See the desk set above at Item RUSSO 4-7 for a brief history of this master jeweler and producer of these treasures. Like the desk set, this is a museum-quality reconstruction that has been carefully remade in the old style of the Fabergé Company using all of its technique and, again, we do not know if this is a unique item or if a few more were made. The piece is absolutely gorgeous in its presentation and quality. It’s an exact replica of the 300th year of Romanov rule in Russia. In 1913, Fabergé was swamped with orders at that time because of this event that was celebrated with great festivity in all “the Russias.” On the front is the escutcheon of Tsar Alexander III in a large ‘A’ with a golden wreath around it. This was the reign of Nicholas II whose initial is on the back (‘H’ in Cyrillic for ‘N’). In the section below are three beautiful double-headed Romanov eagles of the dynasty. All the initials, crests, and eagles are studded with rose-cut diamonds. The other stones such as the rubies in the center of the eagle shields are cut in the ‘en cabochon’ style (shaped and polished as opposed to facetted). The tiny rose-cut stones are nice and brilliant and all individually mounted. The case has Fabergé-style marks, but we do emphasize it was not produced by Fabergé. The mark ‘EK’ is prominent inside as you remove the top and also on the bottom cap. ‘EK’ stands for Erik August Kollin, who worked in St. Petersburg in the early-to-mid 20th century. On the top cap is the full-style Russian imperial seal also encrusted with rose-cut diamonds. The body of this prodigiously beautiful object d’art is done in the enamel style known and used exclusively by Fabergé. This was a surface treatment called ‘guilloché’ that created uniform waves and striations in the design and was done by hand and is in its very finest presentation form. This type of cigar case was usually a palace or state gift from Tsar Nicholas II presented by him to important heads of empires and states. Note that because this was the 300th-year Romanov commemoration, Nicholas gives the honor to his father whom he considered the greatest Romanov by making his (Alexander’s) escutcheon large and laurel framed, while his own is on the back and much smaller. The piece is not as old as 1913, but it has some age. It is not brand new. It has been fitted to a new case (box), however, for museum storage. It even has a cigar inside! It is 8 inches long and about 1 inch thick. It does have a little bit of enamel distress (chipping) at the bottom of the main tube and a tiny bit at the bottom of the cap. Neither detracts from the overall elegance and beauty of this remarkable Russian, enameled masterpiece. This is an opportunity to own an exact re-creation painstakingly executed by Russian master jewelers in the true Fabergé tradition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Russian Royal Dinner Plate (Item RUSO 5-2)

DESCRIPTION: This, we are told by our consigner, is one of the secondary dinner service at Tsarskoe Selo (the Alexander palace) built between 1792 and 1796. Nicholas II was born there and made it his permanent residence after 1905. It was from here that Tsar Nicholas and his family began their journey toward their brutal end at Ekaterinburg. The piece is normal plate size and has the crest peculiar to the Tsarskoe Selo in the center. It’s quite beautiful and historically important.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Russian Box (Granite) with a Lizard Motif (Item RUSO 5-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful box constructed from Russian granite with a lizard motif. Although possibly an old early 20th-century piece, it has been relined with a red satinlike lining. A lizard on the top of the box is in the Fabergé style. It measures 7 inches by about 5 1/2 inches across the top and is about 3 inches deep from the bottom of the claw feet to the top (not counting the lizard). The reptile is about 3 inches long with curled tail that if straight would be about another 3 inches. The bottom of the box is also covered with the red cloth material. This is a nice decorative piece that would nicely augment any good relics shelf.

PRICE: $550.00

 

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Imperial Saddle Blanket Patch (Item RUSO 5-4)

DESCRIPTION: This beautiful saddle blanket insignia must surely have belonged to Russian royalty. It was probably found in some deserted horse stable by German soldiers on their movement toward Moscow. It was later found in Germany at a military show. This patch is quite large - 7" wide by 11" high. The type of gold bullion thread and velvet panels suggest the 1830's or 1840's, or possibly earlier. It certainly is an item fit for a king or tsar. In those days, the equestrian arts were enjoyed only by royalty or extremely monied landed gentry. The condition is generally good with a little fraying in the silken parts. The bullion is all pretty much intact. This could be an 18th century piece just as easily as the latter. It certainly is a museum piece and probably very important. You be the judge!

PRICE: $485.00

 

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Magnificent Grenadier Guard Miter (Item RUSO 5-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is fantastic! a Grenadier miter in immaculate condition; right out of a Russian museum collection. It shows the crown of Catherine the Great at its top, and below is the motto, “God is with us.” Below this is a metal scroll that translates roughly to “Mountain Dubniyk 12 October 1877.” This was a battle honor for the guards who fought in the war against Turkey, and it says “For your beloved loyalty.” The star is the St. Andrew's Order won by the Regiment and could be worn on its headgear. The pom-pom at the top contains the colors of the St. George Order and the Cyrillic ‘H’ which is formed like the English ‘N’ for Nicholas II of the Romanoff Dynasty. The date of this miter is somewhere between 1880 and 1890; it could be as late as 1914. The Grenadiers who wore this were part of the Imperial Guard Regiment who, along with the Garde du Corps, who wore the metal helmet with the double-headed eagle at its top, guarded royal functions and personalities. We have borrowed some published pictures to illustrate miter-wearing Grenadiers through the historic epochs of Russia. This is an incredible piece, which is museum preserved, and we had to do some incredible trading to procure it. I think it is one of the most fantastic pieces of headgear that I have ever seen. It's absolutely stunning!

PRICE: $12,000.00

 

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Communist Order of the Red Star (Item RUSO 5-7)

DESCRIPTION: We prefer not to handle communist items. We despize communists and their fellow travelers in WWII and NOW!  Those who know us know where we stand on this. We know nothing about these items  but we do know that the 4 of them we have are 100% genuine. We went to a site named “Collect Russian” and “Under the Order of the Red Star”; we see nine pieces listed and photographed. They range in price from $125 to $23,000. We will assume (perhaps mistakenly) that ours fall into the lowest class and this is the $125 to $260 category, so we will approximate ours to be in between because they are in better condition than the $185 one listed in the “Collect Russian” site. The WWII-type screw plate is original and the number of the “unknown looter” is on the back. So here it is offered to you today with the complements of the folks who brought you the murder of the Tsar, the starvation death of millions in Ukraine, the murders of countless German citizens and soldiers after the war, the wanton murders of many Hungarians, Czechs, and Cossacks. Makes you want this “hero medal” for sure doesn’t it??  Perfect condition with red enamel; the color of “Hell , Fire  and Brimstone”.

PRICE: $250.00

 

Small Kindjal
Small Kindjal
The anti-communist message

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The backside
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Magnificent silver work
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Logo of the Cossacks of the Don
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Small Kindjal that Belonged to the Same Man as the Kindjal Below at RUSSO 5-9 (Item RUSSO 5-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very fine kindjal from the Don Cossacks that served with the German armed forces in WWII fighting against the forces of Stalin who they perceived as the Devil incarnate. The description of these brave ‘Riders of the Steppes’ can be seen and viewed with the other one as described in the narrative below. The Cossack who owned that weapon owned this one as well, however this dagger is only a little over 14 inches long in its scabbard.  It is of a different style with bone grip, leather scabbard with fine silver fittings.  It has the words in Russian Cyrillic lettering accomplished in fine traditional niello work.

Like the below example the words work out to the sentiment – “Death to Communists” a sentence that bespeaks rather common sense, since most of the Cossack brotherhood hated the Reds with a purple passion and with good cause.  Also, like the kindjal below the message was put on later because the workmanship seen is of an earlier period and it may have been the dagger that belonged to the man’s father or grandfather.  These weapons were highly prized and invariably handed down through the generations.  The words were to this man important enough to add to the family kindjal because any enemy that the older generation might have fought against actually paled in significance to this personification of evil incarnate (international communism). This Don Cossack wore these weapons proudly and you can see the logo of the Don Brotherhood on the lower fitting on the back.  It is the rampant deer with an arrow piercing its back.  This is not only a beautiful edged weapon but prodigiously important historically and all that is left of the possessions of a brave Russian Patriot.  Evil triumphed for now. Pray that it doth not prosper further.

PRICE: $2,650.00. SOLD at affiliated for $4,000.00

 

 

Cossack Kindjal
Cossack Kindjal

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"Death to Communists"
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General Helmuth v. Pannwitz
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Large Cossack Kindjal with Anti-Communist Inscription on Scabbard (Don Cossacks) (Item RUSO 5-9)
DESCRIPTION: This is a very fine, large, elaborate Kindjal (dagger) of the Don Cossacks. This culture group was originally made up of nomadic peoples who settled in the middle and lower Fertile Steppes of the Don River. They were fiercely loyal to their Russian Motherland. They were supporters of the Tsars and after the Red Revolution, many of them were attached to the White Armies. Early during the Revolution they established the Don Military Government and fought bravely against the Bolsheviks. During World War II, many Cossack groups joined with the Germans to fight their traditional enemy Soviet Communism. In April of 1942, Adolf Hitler gave his personal consent for the establishment of Cossack units within the German Wehrmacht and, subsequently, a number of such units were in existence. In the summer of 1943, the 1st Cossack Division was composed of seven regiments, two Regiments of Don Cossacks, two regiments of Kuban Cossacks, one Regt. of Terek Cossacks and one Regt. of Siberian Cossacks. The names Von Pannwitz, the German Commander of the 1st Cossack Division, and Kononov will live in the laurels of glorious history once revision of the lies has brought history to the truth! For more information about the Cossack Division and Helmuth V. Pannwitz, go to Art Executed by a German Master - Art Master 1-10. The symbol of the Don Cossack Regt. No 1 is the rampant deer with an arrow piercing his back. This escutcheon can be found in Niello work on the scabbard of the Kindjal. Niello is a process used for centuries by Russian, Turkish and Eastern specialists on jewelry, furniture, and weapons. This is the art of filling incised regions with various metallic alloys to bring out a special design. Kindjals and Shaska (Swords) are often decorated in this ancient manner. The back of this scabbard and the dagger's grip are highly decorated in this motif. At the top of the scabbard is the signature of the weapon-smith who crafted this magnificent piece. Below this is another area where the Cyrillic letters spell out “Death to Communists,” then in the next area down you can see the deer set in Niello. This is the logo of the Don Cossack Regt. No. 1. Below this is another patch that has the Cyrillic letters (PK). This is probably the initials of the owner of the weapon. The front of the piece is more than magnificent with elaborate filigree work. Also known as Telkari, the name given meaning "wire work". This is a jewelry work of a very delicate kind made with twisted threads of pure silver with a curving motif that often suggests floral motif. The Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg contains an amazing rich collection of classic filigree art. The Cossack who could afford to would buy at considerable price Kindjals turned out by Master filigree craftsmen such as this one. This is a very exceptional piece probably made many years before the revolution or the second World War. But in all probability, it was handed down from grandfather to son and may be from father to the son who was an anti-communist Don Cossack. The anti-communist message was possibly added later, but in the true traditional Niello craftsmanship on special order. The weapon is 20" long and the very lethal blade is 14" long. There are triple blood grooves on the blade and this is unusual and even more unusual is the fact that the grooves are even decorated with engraving. As a norm, these blades are not much to look at, but this one is special. The piece is in generally good shape with part of a seam on the scabbard slightly open, but not going too much further I am sure. The point of the blade shows some discoloration (probably from sticking into the gullets of Yugoslavian partisans who the Don Riders loved to capture and dutifully dispatch.) In the end the Cossacks were betrayed by the (so called) anti-Communist West (read about “Operation Keelhaul” by searching Google for Repatriation- the dark side of WWII by Jacob Hornberger). You will be astounded when you read about this Allied Holocaust. This magnificent Kindjal is possibly the finest and most historically significant one we have ever seen.

PRICE: $3,450.00 - Kindjal removed but if you are interested in Kindjals, please contact us

 

Imperial Russian Badge

Imperial Russian Badge

Imperial Russian Badge

Imperial Russian Badge

Imperial Russian Badge

A Beautiful Imperial Russian Badge (Item RUSO 5-9a)

DESCRIPTION: This is a badge for graduates of the higher institutions taking officer candidate training. There were several schools that used the same basic badge.The only difference is that the shield on the eagle indicated the city or local where the school was situated. The young man wearing this badge could be as proud as a peacock. It indicated he would go far in the military service of the Motherland. As usual in these badges they are practically Faberge quality with fine definition even under magnification. It has the Russian stamp the back indicating that it’s struck in silver (84) and has makers stamped marks. A little jeweler’s masterpiece.
 
PRICE: SOLD

 

Imperial Russian WWI Belt  Buckle

 

Imperial Russian WWI Belt Buckle

 

Imperial Russian Belt Buckle (Item RUSO 5-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the belt buckle as worn by Tsarist officers of the Russian Army in WWI. It is constructed in heavy brass and measures 3 ½" x 2". It has manufacture and issue marks on the back left corner. It bears the Romanov Eagle symbol of Tsar Nicholas. The eagle sits upon crossed cannons indicating that the wearer is an artilleryman. In the center of the eagle is the symbol of St. George slaying the dragon. A very nice memento of Imperial Russia and its ill-fated role in WWI. Good condition.

PRICE: $289.00

 

Ukranian Carved Box

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Side view
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Wonderful Russian Peasant Box Hand Made and Presented to a German Wehrmacht  Officer (Item RUSO 5-11 & WEHR 31-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is typical of the art of the Ukraine and is absolutely gorgeous. It was presented to an officer who commanded a company of Cossacks who were fervently anti-Bolshevik and served on the German side in World War Two from 1941 to 1945. This information came from the German family survivors to our agent and picker. The box is of wood and the flowers and symbols are hand set into the surface. A very tedious task and it shows much talent of the maker. Each portion of the decoration had to be individually cut out and then fitted with the inlay of various types of wood in many sections of placement. The design is very typical of the Ukraine with the sunflowers and star designs. The central theme is the “Deutsche Adler” or German National eagle design. Also professionally inlaid in wood above this eagle is a symbol of a barrel type design with five spears emitting from each side. This would take some research but it looks somewhat like the Cossack insignia worn on the collar tabs of their uniforms -- this theory is at best vague but it is a possibility. The box measures 6" x 8" across and about 3 inches deep. The condition is great! And, it is very important historically and is just a beautiful artistic accomplishment. It is Russian peasant art from a people subjugated under the Bolshevic heel but still proud and noble. This is a token of the keen comradeship that developed between the German Wehrmacht soldiers of Liberation and Cossack brotherhood of the steppes.

PRICE: $889.00

 

Cossack Sword
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The brotherhood rides
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At the ready!
Cossack Sword
General Helmuth von Pannwitz

Cossack Sword (Shashqua) For the Cossack Brotherhood Serving in the German Wehrmacht  (Item RUSO 5-12 & WEHR 31-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is the classic Cossack sword of the Steppes as used for centuries; however, this one has the Nazi eagle and swastika molded in the brass hilt. We remember when a large grouping of these were located in Europe and were purchased by a British dealer. The story was that the swords were produced by a firm that was located somewhere in the Caucasus and the small factory produced the swords for the Communist Cossacks with Hammer and Sickle but when the small staff thought that Germany and its Allies would win the Crusade against Bolshevism, they changed over and produced these swords with the National Socialist eagle to be sold to the officers of the Cossack legions that now were attached to the German Wehrmacht such as the divisions of Don Cossacks, tThe Brotherhood under the command of the brave and noble officer Helmuth Von Pannwitz. The Germans who were well aware of the Cossacks fighting ability and supreme valor and thanks to the efforts of Pannwitz a true Cossack army with all of its traditions became a Cossack Cavalry Corp. They were particularly effective in Yugoslavia where they fought against the filthy murderous partisans of the bloody demon Tito. It is believed that these swords were produced late in the war and the purpose was to make them an issue weapon to these fighters who had been forced from their lands by the advance of the Red Army, but hoped in their service to the German army to be given a new territory in Byelorussia when the Reds were finally defeated. In the meantime the members of the Crusade were settled nearly at the end of the war in an operational area for the Cossack Cavalry Corps in northern Italy. This may have been where the swords were to be sent.  But as dark Fate would have it, the Reds and their willing Allies, the US and Britain, triumphed against Europe and the horrible Fate of these brave men, women, and children ensued and they were turned over by the same ‘Allies’ to the Soviet authorities. Almost 50,000 of these poor souls were turned over, men, women, and children, who for the most part were horribly executed, while others were sent to Gulags or deported for force labor. No more noble, dedicated and wonderful people ever existed *(author's opinion). The U.S. and England should live in eternal shame for bringing about “Operation Keelhaul.”  Read about it on Google.

The sword is 100% original.  It is crude to some extent due to the shortage of certain materials necessary to the production at that late stage of the conflict but certainly it was produced to create an esprit de corps in the warrior ranks but also to be effective in usage. No scabbards were found. The theory was to why no scabbards on any of these swords is this -- the swords were shipped to the Italian Cossack redoubt in cartons but the scabbards were to follow in another separate shipment but due to the fortunes of war were never shipped. The shop very probably was geography right in the way of the changing tides of action on the Eastern Front. Lets hope that if the Mongols took possession of the shop that they did not find one of these swords because if they did they would have been in absolute ecstasy while roasting alive the owner his wife, children and any employees. The sword is a large: 38 inches long, the grip is 5 ½ inches long, the grip is of wood. the blade is not marked. It shows much old rust -- we know they were stored for many years in a barn, before being discovered they were exposed to the elements although packed in hay in loosely bound crates. But unlike the Cossacks who would have proudly carried them, they survived!  Someday they will reach their full value potential. But for now this is a bargain at...

PRICE: SOLD

 

Faberge Ring
Faberge Ring
Faberge Ring
Faberge Ring
Romanov crowns on sides
Faberge Ring
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Faberge Ring
Magnificent Tsarist Russian Faberge Style Ring (Item RUSO 5-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is simply spectacular! A beautiful jeweled ring in 18K gold with blue enameling on its surface and upon which is set the Romanov double headed eagle of the Russian Tsarist Empire. In the center of the eagle is a diamond chip. Please do not ask us about the size or karat of this jewel as we are not jewelers. We are historians and we would have no way to know that information. In the wings of the eagle there are embedded red and green stones. We do not know if they are rubies and tiny emeralds or not. On the sides or shank of the ring are enameled panels bearing the design of the Crown of the Romanov Dynasty.  The gold setting that surrounds the top piece is in beautiful gold sculptured open work.  There are no discernable markings evident. There is a tiny ring size spacer installed in the shank of the ring making it a size 6 ½ but with this sizing device removed it could be size 7. We do believe it is a ladies ring. Absolutely stunning! Although this ring is not marked, it seems to be Faberge workmanship, however, we do no actually make any claim that is indeed by Faberge. The style and beauty of the piece certainly is a testimony to the fabulous sophisticated grandeur of the Tsarist era of Russia. It has all the savoir-faire and genre of that better age and time in the Russian Motherland of old.

PRICE: SOLD

 

St. Andrew Replica

St. Andrew Replica
St. Andrew Replica
St. Andrew Replica
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St. Andrew Replica
The order as worn by Russian
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St. Andrew Replica
Peter the Great, an early recipient
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Replica of the Imperial Order of Saint Andrew (Item RUSO 5-14)

DESCRIPTION: This was Czarist Russia’s highest order founded by Peter the Great. Although it is a reproduction, it is beautifully made and quite rare.  Our consigner has told us that it was made especially for a display of Russian cultural items held in Washington, D.C. back in the early 60’s. We decided to feature it because of its look and magnificent workmanship.  The original award could only be bestowed by the Czar and only with his authorization.  It was only rarely conferred and then only to the highest and most distinguished military leaders and officers of the Empire. Any recipient of this order became automatically a Knight of the Order of Saint Alexander-Nevsky at court functions. The recipient had the preference over a lieutenant General or vice Admiral even if he was of a lower military or naval rank.  It is comprised of 17 gold (gilded) medallion consisting alternatively of:

1. Black double eagle with red enamel center portraying in natural colors Saint George slaying the proverbial dragon.
2. Red enamel medallion with blue Saint Andrew cross and letter S.A.P.R.
3. White enamel trophy of arms with blue center portraying in gold the monogram of Peter the Great topped by the Imperial Crown.
4. The large badge is the blue enameled Saint Andrew Cross superimposed on black enameled and gold triple crowned double-headed eagle on the cross is a figure of Saint Andrew crucified on the tip of each arm of the cross; in succession are the Roman letters, S.A.P.R. (Santus Andreas Patronus Russiae) (Saint Andrew, Protector of Russia) on the reverse side inscribed on a scroll is the motto of the Order, For Faith and Loyalty!

 The Order is a super copy of the million dollar originals and the descriptions above 1 thru 4 are taken verbatim from the book by Albert Welich “Orders and Decorations of all Nations” 2nd edition. We could call this a “wear copy” since if it were merely for decoration the ‘badge’ would not be finished on both sides. Every piece of this offering is exactly reproduced in the prescribed manner as is described in the above mentioned handbook on Order and Decorations. It is truly an incredible recreation and would be a marvelous centerpiece for any fine Imperial collection -- finding another would be a ‘Grail Search’! And the price is ultra-reasonable for such a beautiful museum quality representative item that would do justice to even a museum display. It is actually that fine.

PRICE: $885.00 a super bargain!

 

Imperial Russian Busby

 

Imperial Russian Busby

Imperial Russian Busby

Imperial Russian Busby

Imperial Russian Busby

Imperial Russian Busby

 

Imperial Russian Busby

Imperial Russian Busby
Note studio stamps

Imperial Russian Busby

Imperial Russian Busby

Imperial Russian Busby

 

 

Russian Busby from the Imperial Guard Detachment (Item RUSO 5-15)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a strikingly beautiful Russian busby in remarkable condition. It bears the Imperial Russian Eagle badge of the Tsarist Romanov dynasty on the front, and the golden chin scales make a dramatic appearance. The red bag is bordered with gold striping. Above the eagle shield is the field badge from which a white horsehair plume is seen rising magnificently. The inside of the busby bears several stamps. The stamps are from the ‘Mosfilm’ Russian motion-picture studio. We know that just as MGM and other film companies in the U.S. do, the Russian film companies used original old uniforms in their portrayals on the screen. After the fall of the Tsarist regime (tragedy) the Reds seized millions of pieces of the imperial properties and this busby would be one of perhaps hundreds of them captured from the HQ of the royal guard detachment that were on the grounds of the Romanov palace. These Hussars were the most hated of all the Tsar’s detachments because they were the troops sent out to police the mobs that approached the palace on Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, January 9, 1905. History records that it was the Imperial Guard Hussars that opened fire on the demonstrators. In any case, this is not a busby made up to be a movie prop; it’s 100-percent original from the period; you can tell that instantly when viewing it and you can instantly see its superb quality. It’s a beautiful and important relic of a turbulent time in a land that saw the glory of empire and the horrid tragedy of the nation being overthrown and ravaged at the bloody hands of aliens of the earth’s lowest order (Caveat America).

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

 

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter
The company marks

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter
Another 19th-century example of the Garter
order from the Hermitage Museum

Order of the Garter
Order of Saint Catherine from the
Hermitage Museum

Order of the Garter

Imperial Russian-Made Badge of the British Most Noble Order of the Garter with Russian Order of Saint Catherine (Item RUSO 5-16; BRITSCOT 4-19)

DESCRIPTION: Here we present a stunning and prodigiously important piece of royal history in the form of a badge possibly made in Tsarist Russia in the finest workmanship of that time. It was produced by the famed St. Petersburg Keibel-family of jewelers, who were goldsmiths to the Tsars. Gustav Fabergé actually studied under the Keibel’s. The workmanship of this badge reflects all of the skills and remarkable artistic aplomb of that glorious age. The badge depicts the Saint George image that is one of the themes of the British most Noble Order of the Garter, which is the highest order of chivalry that has existed in England and is dedicated to the image of Saint George as England’s patron saint. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members or companions. The order’s emblem, depicted on the insignia, is a garter with the St. George depiction in its center with the motto “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE.” “Shame on he who thinks evil of it.” There are many legends of how the order came to be, but it is certainly the highest order of knighthood that England would ever bestow. Saint George is the patron saint of soldiers, but also of England. He also was highly revered in Russia in the time of the tsars and again, now, that the horrible communist regime is passé. This piece is said to be bestowed upon a royal lady companion of the order most probably as a state gift from a member of Russian nobility. Was it at some royal event in the Russian motherland or at a state dinner in Great Britain? The badge is quite large measuring 4 ½ inches by 3 inches. It’s constructed in gilt silver with polychrome enamel. The weight is 179.8 grams and measurement is 140mm x 80mm.
The Russian Connection
On the back of the badge is the depiction of the Russian Order of Saint Catherine beautifully portrayed in rich enamel work seen in a cross of marquisate that appears to look like diamonds, but are not precious stones because both of the official statutes for the two orders forbid it. This award was established by Peter the Great on the occasion of his marriage to Catherine I of Russia and it was the only award bestowed exclusively to the ladies at the order of St. Catherine’s annual function (Compare Garter Service in England) that was held November 24-December 7 on the Georgian calendar. Are you seeing the connection? We may never know exactly who this wonderful badge was given to or what was the occasion or event, where or if it was presented, or even when it was actually made, but the connection between the two empires and the similarity of the orders lead us to the quite obvious theory—or speculation, if you will—that this was a prodigiously important gift meant to be presented to someone of exalted importance. The lady who it was probably meant to be presented to would have to have already been a recipient of the Garter Order. A ‘stranger-lady companion,’ as it was known. (A Lady of the Order). So, here we have the two highest orders of the great empires; one brought down by red revolution, and the other by manipulation of warmongers who were alien to the culture of a once-great nation and now just about a third-world entity. At least for Russia there is a chance under Vladimir Putin to regain the glory and, if not the empire, at least a world leadership position. The medal is marked on the suspension ring with the imperial eagle and the silver mark of “84.” The sheer beauty of it leaves one in awesome recognition of that old saying: A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

PRICE: $5,000.00

 

Russian Ring

Russian Ring

Russian Ring

Russian Ring

Russian Ring

Russian Ring

Old, Silver, Russian Finger Ring (Item RUSO 5-17)

DESCRIPTION: This is a little, silver ring with the Tsarist Romanov eagle cut out in special pattern and delicately done. Under magnification, you can see how truly old it is because the image of St. George and the Dragon is barely there in the double-headed eagle’s chest and the state crests of the Russian provinces are just about discernible. The ring is in a small size (about a six). It probably dates back to the 1700s. Inside there is the clear mark “89” that indicates the purity of the silver. This numeral generally was used by jewelers in St. Petersburg. This nice, little bauble is a true keepsake of the time of Russian majesty and glory before the forces of Hell overtook the Russian motherland. It is my considered opinion that President Vladimir Putin is trying to restore it once more to that glorious empire of the Tsars even though Hell should bar the way!

PRICE: $245.00

 

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn
A duck?

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Cossack Horn

Decorative Cossack Hunting Horn from Old Russia (Item RUSO 5-18)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very beautiful huntsman’s horn originating with the Kuban Cossack brotherhood that lived in the Kuban region of Russia who resettled in the Western Northern Caucasus in the late 19th century during the Russian Civil War. The Kuban Cossacks proclaimed a Kuban People’s Republic and played a key role in the southern theatre of the conflict. During the Second World War Cossacks fought for both the Red Army and the German Wehrmacht. For the most part the Don and Kuban Cossacks fought valiantly with the German forces because of their justified hate of Communism and the man who they thought of as Satan on earth Comrade J. Stalin. There were two Cossack divisions in German service; both participated in antihostilities against the Tito partisan filth in Yugoslavia. In February 1945, both divisions were transferred into the Waffen-SS and formed the XV SS Cossack Cavalry Corps. They fought the good fight, but at the end of the war the Cossack divisions retreated to Italy and surrendered to the British Army, but under the heinous Yalta Agreement they were brutally and forcibly repatriated to the Communist demons. Tortured and executed, this act on the part of the Brits can be counted as just one of the war crimes laid to the bloody door of the Allies in WWII. The murders are referred to as the Massacre of Cossacks at Lienz. One leading Cossack noted: “The NKVD would have slain us with truncheons, the British did it with their word of honor.” The British action is known as Operation Keelhaul. If you go to “Repatriation of Cossacks after WWII” at your favorite search engine you can read about the whole sad affair and the horrid murders of these brave warriors of the steppes, but be prepared to read between the lines because even though the writer makes the case that it was the British who were the accessory to murder he also notes that the deployment to the Balkans of the Cossack units to fight the Communist partisans resulted in notorious brutality. This is quite a statement considering the absolute horrors visited upon Russian patriots and German soldiers who fell into the hands of these partisan demons. The best description I have ever seen of this loathsome British malevolence can be seen by going to your favorite search engine and typing in “an end of honor. A Story of Betrayal.” It is a very compelling exposé of the murders and the heroism of the German general, Helmth v. Pannwitz, the Prussian aristocrat and First World War cavalry veteran. The general could have been saved from his horrible treatment and hanging since he would not as a German be subject to the repatriation orders, but he chose to go with the brave Cossack brothers whom he led. He felt duty bound to share their fate. I heartily suggest that you do read this synopsis to know that the allies were not at all guiltless in the so-called “Good War

The Horn

This is a steer horn decorated with beautiful and typical Russian Niello Décor depicting floral design on its wide-mouth end and on its tip. The tip end is quite interesting as it is fashioned to emulate the head of a fantasy duck with wide bill that is positioned open. The figure puts me in mind of the duck that features in Sergei Prokofiev’s tale of Peter and the Wolf. This tip is also decorated with fine Niello work. The horn is about 14 inches long and its mouth opening measures 2 ½ inches in diameter. On the wide end there are two engraved words and I do not read Russian and especially Russian Cyrillic, so, we request that anyone looking at our images and is able to decipher what is written would kindly oblige us with help in translation. It would be much appreciated. So here is very probably an extremely important relic of the Cossack Brotherhood. “The Comanches of the Steppes.” The horn is marked with a stamped number “153” and a Russian silversmith’s mark as well on the under bill of the duck. The metal throughout is pure silver. This is a true Russian art piece—original and beautiful. It is also a tribute to those bold men who fought so bravely against diabolical evil-incarnate.

PRICE: $1,450.00

 

Poster

Poster

Poster

Poster
This photo is not on the poster. It's sent for additional interest.

Poster
This photo is not on the poster. It's sent for additional interest.

Poster
This photo is not on the poster. It's sent for additional interest.

Wonderful Poster Depicting the Russian Cossack Volunteers in WWII who fought Against Russian Communism in WWII (Item RUSO 5-19)

DESCRIPTION: This is a rare poster printed in Germany that depicts the brave Russian brotherhood of Cossacks and others who proclaimed a Kuban People’s Republic and threw in their lot with Germany to bring down the murderous Communist menace to the world. Have a look in the write ups on this page at RUSSO 5-18 and 5-11, and RUSSO 5-8 and 5-9 for further details and history of these valiant warriors. The poster is large measuring 23 x 32 inches (58 x 81 cm) and is in very good condition; it’s on heavy-gauge poster stock. We received it from a Russian collector who says it was from a Russian archival collection of enemy propaganda. I believe this ORIGINAL; NOT REPRODUCTION is rare and unique. This is not anything like the paper-thin, cheap reproductions that flood the military market, today. This would make for a treasured memento to the supreme bravery of these special horse soldiers of the Steppes. Their memory should never fade from the collected annals of heroism.

Please ignore the white background under the poster; it is only a backdrop and is not with the poster.

PRICE: $485.00

 

 


 

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