Imperial Russian Village Elders Badge, 1861
YOU ARE BIDDING ON A RARE Vintage Imperial Russia Village Elders Badge. Werlich TB1. Reverse: Crowned Alexander II and date 1861. Obverse Crowned Arms and inscription. Bronze. This badge is listed as scarce, so is still very collectible. Badge is lighter than scan shows. Brought back to states by Army officer attached to U.S. Embassy in Moscow after WWII.
Reference: Mel’nik, Mozheiko, “Civilian Badges of the Russian Empire”, page 218, figure 6009. The same badge but 1864, on Gelos auction (Moscow) was estimated (auction #37 lot 220) for $300-$400. International company CollectRussiais for sale the same badge for $1450. The winner will receive this link.
Estimate price for that nice item is $800 – $900. Please don’t hesitate to make me an offer. I can always give you a good discount. Also if you have any questions please ask me.
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