A gold and enamel commemorative pencil-jeton

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Fabergé workmaster Erik Kollin, St. Petersburg, before 1899the retractable pencil emanating from sheath enriched with railway construction symbols, rising to oval section enamelled with the cities' coat-of-arms beneath the Imperial crown against a gilt ground, the border with Russian inscription 'The Society of Kursk-Kharkov-Azovsk Railway', the reverse border with Russian inscription 'Samuel Solomonovich Polyakov' centring the dates 1868-1870, 56 standard; in unmarked fitted case length: 9.1cm (3 9/16in).