9 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
A silver badge for the Imperial Russian Fire Brigade Society
St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, unrecorded maker's mark BA
Decorated with the Cyrillic monogram of grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, the honorary chairman of the society superimposed with a monogram of Maria Pavlovna, the Cyrillic letters 'I. R. P. O' for the Imperial Russian Fire Society on the ribbon beneath, marked behind crown
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high
For a similar badge see: S. B. Patrikeev and A. D. Bojnovich, Badges of Russia, Moscow- St. Petersburg, 1995, p. 292, figure no. 8.3 a.
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Sold together with a Certificate from the Imperial Russian Fire Brigade Society under the patronage of Maria Pavlovna stating that the recipient, Adolf Yanson [Janson] was the assistant to the head of the Fenneriska Fire Brigade. The certificate is also dated 1st January 1914.
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Presented to Adolf Janson on 1st January 1914.