The first auction organized by specialized company «Znak» (the company deals in numismatics, faleristics and military insignia) took place at «Marriott Royal Aurora» in Moscow on November 2006. The sale totaled stunning 22,500,000 roubles with 78 form 82 lots sold at the auction. Hammer prices for the majority of lots exceeded pre-sale estimates.
Four of the auctioned lots were sold for more than 1,000,000 roubles. The top-lot of the sale – the Order of St. Anna of the 2nd grade decorated with diamonds by famous company of Carl Bolin (estimate 750,000 roubles) fetched 1,100,000 roubles. Extremely rare medal «For Foundling Hospital», which was established in 1808 (estimate 600,000 roubles) was purchased by an anonymous buyer for 1,400,000 roubles. The hammer price for the gold medal «To Land Forces» four times exceeded the starting one making 1,250,000 roubles. The medal was established in 1807 and was awarded to militia officers from April 1808 to the beginning of the Napoleonic War of 1812 (the Patriotic War of 1812). The honorable badge commemorating 100th jubilee of Life-Guard Volynsky regiment brought 1,130,000 roubles, thus, three times exceeding the pre-sale estimate (360,000 roubles).