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ROMANOV NIKOLAEVNA ANASTASIA: (1901-1918) Grand Duchess of Russia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II. Assassinated. An extremely rare A.L.S., Anastasia, in Cyrillic, four pages, yellow paper, Moscow, 29th May 1912, to Shura (Alexandra), in Cyrillic. The letter bears the printed heading ''Moscow - Kremlin'', with attractive initial capital letters in red, and to the fourth page showing a funny sketch showing the back of two small animals, coloured by Anastasia, and possibly also drawn by her. The ten years old Grand Duchess explains the heat they are suffering in Moscow, her visits to Neskuchnoe Manor park and the morning spent at the Assumption cathedral. She further reports on their recent trips before reaching Moscow, and referring to Crimea states in part `I felt so sorry to leave Livadia, and I am sorry that you are not here…. We had a wonderful voyage from Yalta to Sebastopol…After Moscow I want to go to Livadia..´ Anastasia further explains in which way they are sharing the rooms in Moscow, and mentions most family members saying `Marie and I are staying in the blue room; Olga and Tatiana in the red one. Nikita, Fiodor and Andrey drink tea and play…Nikita has been awfully naughty... It was very hot during the trip in the train. Olga, Mother, Father and Tatiana were wearing noble clothes, same as in Kiev. I feel already better, but sometime I feel bad again… We stopped at Kharkov. There, Mother and Father got a visit…Today Tatiana got good presents on the occasion of her celebration´. Further again Anastasia explains what the near future plans are stating `The inauguration of the commemorative monument is taking place tomorrow,,, They say that on June 29th we will be going out on the yacht Standart…´ An interesting letter, written by a ten years old child, about eleven, mixing matters, with small mistakes, etc… Very small overall, minor age wear, folded, otherwise VG £5000-8000 The Livadia Palace was the summer house of Tsar Nicholas II and his family in Livadiya, Crimea. Anastasia refers to family members such as Father - Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918); Mother - Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918); Olga - Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1895-1918); Tatiana - Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna (1897-1918); Marie - Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (1899-1918). All of them assassinated in Yekaterinburg, 17th July 1918. The Standart was the Imperial Russian yacht of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The largest yacht in its time. During World War II the converted yacht played an important role in the defense of Leningrad.

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Estimate €5,800 - €9,000Jun 7, 2018
Urbanizacion El Real del Campanario, Esc. 12, Bajo B
Urbanizacion El Real del Campanario, Esc. 12, Bajo B
Marbella (Malaga), 29688
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