Orders Awarded To The Man Who Sold Alaska To United States To Be Sold In London Auction Awards from a grateful Czar heaped upon the diplomat who negotiated the deal for the United States to buy Alaska from Russia are to be auctioned by Morton & Eden in London on Friday June 10, 2011
Hall in Staffordshire, where de Stoeckl was personally presented with a C.V.O. by Edward VII during the King's visit in July, 1901. The neck badge is estimated at £400-600 in the sale.
The de Stoeckls accompanied the Grand Duke on his return to St Petersburg to attend his father's funeral in 1909, following which the Emir of Bukhara distributed numerous gifts for his Imperial hosts. These included the Order of Noble Bukhara in diamonds awarded to Alexander (estimate £15,000-20,000).
The de Stoeckl Orders will be offered as part of a sale of Russian Coins, Medals, Orders and Decorations British and World Orders and Medals from various owners, viewing for which is on Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9 from 10am-4pm each day, or by prior appointment. For further information, contact James Morton or Paul Wood, or Jeremy Cheek at Morton & Eden, telephone 020 7493 5344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Morton & Eden Ltd., are specialist auctioneers of Collectors' Coins of all periods and types, War Medals, Orders and Decorations, Historical Medals and Banknotes. The company was founded in 2001 by James Morton and Tom Eden, who were both directors of the Coins and Medals Department at Sotheby's, with whom the company maintains a close association. All Morton & Eden sales are held at Sotheby's in New Bond Street, W1.