Lot 1201: VILLE DE SARATOFF 1915, VIII ET IX EMPRUNTS REUNIS
October 29, 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1915 SARATOV. 5% Obligation de 500 Rbls. green, black. No 1282. Arms of the city, and text in Russian and French. Saratov is a major port city on the Volga River. In 1870, the Ryazan-Ural Railroad had reached the city. Until the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, Saratov was designated a 'closed city', that is, strictly off limits to all foreigners due to its military importance. This was due to the presence of a vital military aircraft manufacturing facility in the city. This loan, of 1,820,000 roubles, was raised to improve the city water supply, and for paving city streets and squares. Rarity 9.
Condition Report: EF