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iconnumber posted 03-10-2005 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sazikov2000     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some days ago I got a cigaret case which is telling a nice story:

Built between 1908 and 1917 in St. Petersburg by Petr Michailov Muromkin, silver 84 (875/1000), thumbpiece with rosecut diamonds, dedicated to Maestro Iwan Wasilijewitsch Skskusowitsch for his successful work at the St. Petersburg opera in the years from 1918 to 1923 (post revolution!!) by his staff.

Front with 5 goldrubel coin

Back listed with all the operas etc. he conducted

Inside all the names of his staff, actors, etc.

At that time people get killed if some " imperialistic" silver or gold was found.
But Mr. Skskusowitsch lived true to the motto: "All humans are equal, but some are more equal".


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iconnumber posted 03-18-2005 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TBC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Werner,

What a find! Wow. If there is anything that I am more interested in than silver it is classical music...I dream about finding such a piece. What provinence. What a story...truly, this room was designed for such a story.

Thanks for sharing,

Best rgds,


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