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    Extremely Rare Russian-American Military Tie Note

    Vladivostok, Russia- American Grill 3 Rubles
    While we are not completely certain, this appears to be one of the few numismatic artifacts extant from one of America's forgotten military adventures, the dispatch of American armed forces to Siberia at the close of World War I to aid the White armies fighting the Soviets during the Russian Revolution. American and British troops were landed at Vladivostok where they were garrisoned for over a year, largely abandoned by the Wilson administration and eventually withdrawn after it became apparent that the Red Army was going to assume control over all Russia despite American misgivings. This piece, from the "American Grill," dates from the American occupation of Vladivostok in 1919, and bears the motto "Tnis (sic) is not good for ever." It's a fascinating piece and one we've not seen previously. Very Fine, and likely to see some spirited bidding.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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