Lot 1123: [Alexander I]

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2015-09-16 14:12:17

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Lot 1123: [Alexander I]: (1777-1825) Emperor Of Russia 1801-25. An Unusual Document Of Alexander I, Unsigned, One Page, 8Vo, N.P., N.D., In French. The Printed Document Being An Announcement, Stating "Alexander I - Emperor Of All Russias - Decorated With The Grand-Eagle Cross Of The Legion D'Honneur - Born 23Rd December 1777". Accompanied By The Original Envelope, Hand Written, In Cyrillic, 'To His Highness, The Beloved Landgrave Hesse-Darmstadt. Our Friendly And Amiable Relation'. Bearing A Red Wax Seal In Very Fine Condition, With The Crowned Double Headed Eagle Oath. Vg Alexander I Was Awarded With The Grand-Eagle Cross Of The Legion D'Honneur In July 1807. The Treaty Of Tilsit Was Signed By Napoleon I And Alexander I, 9Th July 1807. Several Weel-Known Paintings Have Reproduced That Day With Emperor Alexander I Wearing The Ceremonial Red Sash Of The Legion D'Honneur. Louis I (1753-1830) Grand Duke Of Hesse. Landgrave Of Hesse-Darmstadt, As Louis X, Later First Grand Duke Of Hesse And By Rhine. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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