The Order of Suvorov of the HSU fighter was sold on Violiti for almost 6 thousand dollars
The Order of Suvorov of the HSU fighter was sold on Violiti for almost 6 thousand dollars
Orders and medals of the Second World War keep in themselves the memory of a terrible period in the life of all mankind. At the same time, they remind of courage, selflessness, sacrifices for a great cause. The lot sold on Violiti's website is one of...
28 September 2020, 6:32
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Collecting for Beginners: USSR Coins (Part 2)
Collecting for Beginners: USSR Coins (Part 2)
The story about the coins of the USSR continues. As in previous publications, rare and interesting variants of coins sold on Violiti were used for illustrations. And it begins with coins prepared for the 1958 reform. And, despite the fact that it was...
26 September 2020, 19:07
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Italy and Italians in the photo of the middle of the last century
Italy and Italians in the photo of the middle of the last century
The 1950s in Italy began with a sharp industrial development – the country began to surpass many other European countries in terms of industrial production growth. This was made possible by investing large sums in Italy's main industries in order to...
26 September 2020, 20:15
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Urban architecture: a collection of drawings by Frederick crace
Urban architecture: a collection of drawings by Frederick crace
Frederick Crace was an English decorator who designed interiors for George IV. Born in 1779, he continued the work of his father, who was also a famous decorator and decorated the Royal Palace. In 1818, crace became interested in collecting, began...
26 September 2020, 20:02
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133 years ago Emil Berliner patented the gramophone
133 years ago Emil Berliner patented the gramophone
On September 26, 1887, Emile Berliner was granted a patent for a gramophone, a device that the German – American inventor assembled based on a phonograph. Berliner carefully studied the development of Charles Cros, which he presented to the public in...
26 September 2020, 19:50
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Results of excavations: what traces of bygone eras were found in Poltava
Results of excavations: what traces of bygone eras were found in Poltava
Recently, in the historical center of Poltava, archaeologists completed excavations near Pervomaysky Prospekt. Thanks to the obtained materials, historians have the opportunity to expand the source base for a more detailed study of the Dnieper...
26 September 2020, 19:36
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Samuel Colt: inventor and industrialist
Samuel Colt: inventor and industrialist
Samuel Colt – American inventor who became known to the world thanks to the capsule revolver. The future industrialist and gunsmith was born in 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut. At the age of fifteen, Samuel took a job at his father's textile factory...
26 September 2020, 18:55
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Important manuscript of Paul Gauguin got to the Courtauld Institute of art: the manuscript will be digitized
Important manuscript of Paul Gauguin got to the Courtauld Institute of art: the manuscript will be digitized
The Courtauld Institute of Art, part of the University of London, has acquired an important manuscript – recordings by the French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. The text is accompanied by a large number of illustrations: portraits, landscapes...
26 September 2020, 18:43
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Rich burial site found in Germany (part I)
Rich burial site found in Germany (part I)
In the German lands of Saxony-Anhalt, archaeologists have discovered a cemetery with human remains and animal skeletons. Among the graves was the burial of a German Lord who lived fifteen hundred years ago, during the Great migration of peoples...
26 September 2020, 18:30
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Jewelry painting and classical forms - IPZ tea pair on Violiti
Jewelry painting and classical forms - IPZ tea pair on Violiti
A pair of tea, made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory, is a dish for truly august persons. The unique recipe of porcelain, inimitable style and exquisite painting - this simply could not fail to attract connoisseurs of collection tableware. Tea cup and...
25 September 2020, 6:40
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