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Russian Translation
June 16, 2012 9:23 AM   Subscribe

I have several identical Bonds written entirely in ?Cyrillic/Russian and would much appreciate their headings translated for me. (No need for a full translation!) Here is a picture.

And if anyone knows how they may be safely sold, so much the better.

I have looked at NY auction houses and also eBay but not happy as they do not seem to cater for foreign documents. Any help welcomed!

I know the search word is 'Scripophily' but this has not helped.
posted by lungtaworld to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
 
It looks to me as if a very similar document was queried on AskMe four years back. While that document is no longer online, my limited Russian suggests it is a good match (though I would be unsure of principal and payout exactly) for yours. Here: http://ask.metafilter.com/93311/Russian-translation-of-document-needed-please
posted by Redag at 9:51 AM on June 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, it looks like a good match for the translation that pravit posted in the fourth comment in that thread.
posted by one more dead town's last parade at 9:57 AM on June 16, 2012


Here is a line by line translation:

State
5 1/2 % short-term war bond
Issued 1916
On the nominal sum of
2,000,000,000 rubles

Obligation
one thousand rubles
to the bearer

So yes, like the above comments say, just like that previously translation.
posted by ZipRibbons at 10:05 AM on June 16, 2012


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