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     Home > SOVIET ORDERS AND MEDALS > Order of the Red Star
    Order of the Red Star
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    $2,950.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 3 Var. 2 "Large Mondvor" version, #7671, circa early 1940. This is almost for sure an award for the "Winter War" against Finland. An outstanding, excellent example - extremely uncommon among the Soviet military decorations of pre-Patriotic War vintage.

    $1,400.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 4, Var. 1, Sub-var. 1, #11664, awarded in April 1940 to an artillery NCO for the "Winter War" against Finland. An extremely interesting early piece with the serial number below the standard range for the Type 4 "Monetnyi Dvor". In excellent condition, superb for any Red Star of pre-Patriotic War period, and includes original silver screw plate. Comes with basic archival research.

    $490.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 4, Var. 1, #22137, extremely early, October 1941 issue to a pilot and political commissar of a long range bomber regiment. The recipient later became a major general, and after his retirement in 1959 worked as senior advisor of the Soviet War Veterans Committee. Beautiful and scarce piece in very fine condition. Comes with archival research.

    $440.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 4 Var. 3, #47709, October 1942 issue to a mortar company commander. Awarded for actions in the late spring - summer 1942 on the Volkhov Front. The order is in very fine condition and comes with archival research.

    $450.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 4 Var. 3 (with a screw post base), #89040, awarded in October 1942 to a Naval Infantry Recon Scout. He repeatedly distinguished himself in raids behind the enemy lines during the defense of Novorossiysk. The order is in very fine condition and comes with archival research.

    $395.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 4 Var. 3 (with a screw post base), #89588, December 1942 issue. Awarded to a Guards Sr. Sergeant of a Katyusha multiple rocket launcher unit (codenamed "guards mortars") for action against Finnish troops in Karelia. On 11 November 1942, he repaired several breaks in the telephone line to his unit's command post under artillery fire - and thus made a decisive contribution to repulsing an enemy attack. The Order of the Red Star remained his only decoration of the Patriotic War, at least as of 1946. The order is in very fine to excellent condition, and includes original silver screw plate. Comes with archival research.

    $395.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 4 Var. 3 (with a screw post base), #94296, awarded in January 1943 to a chief of radio communications of a Cavalry Division, Western Front. The award was primarily for maintaining a radio link between the division and its 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps during the cavalry raid of the German rear area near Rzhev in August 1942. In very fine to excellent condition. Comes with archival research.

    $5,900.00 Documented Group of 5 Decorations to deputy commander of a "Guards Mortars" Regiment (Katyusha Rocket Launchers.) Includes Order of the Red Star of scarce riveted type (Type 3 by McDaniel classification / Type 5 by Strekalov), #29834; Order of Alexander Nevsky; two Orders of the Patriotic War 1st cl. (both WW2 issue); and an Order of the Red Banner. The "Riveted" Red Star was awarded very early on for the defensive phase of the Battle of Moscow, specifically for the defense of Tula - the famous arms manufacturing center near Moscow that never surrendered despite many German attempts to capture it. Condition of the decorations ranges from very fine to excellent. This highly uncommon group includes order booklet and archival research.

    $120.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 6, Var. 3, Sub-var. 1, #758506, circa August - September 1944 issue. Attractive, relatively early piece in very fine to excellent condition.

    $90.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 6, Var. 3, Sub-var. 3, #1131609, circa late 1944 - early 1945 issue. Attractive wartime example in outstanding condition.

    $175.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 6, Var. 3, Sub-var. 5, #2797001, circa 1947-48 issue. Scarce version with "Attached Bayonet". In excellent condition.

    $130.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 7, Var. 1, #3130837, circa 1954 issue. Very interesting specimen: it has all the attributes of the Variation 1, while its serial number is well within the range for Variation 2. This is probably due to a mistake by the engraver at the mint. Scarce piece in excellent condition.

    $1,400.00 Order of the Red Star, Type 7, Var. 2, #3395921, with a document, issued for playing active role in crushing the Hungarian revolution in 1956. The award recipient, deputy commander of a mechanized regiment, led a successful armored attack on an airfield near Budapest as well as the capture of key installations in the town of Mosonmagyaróvár near Austrian border. This scarce award is a vivid reminder of one of the pivotal events of the Cold War. Comes with archival research. Both the award and the document are in near mint condition.

    $220.00 Order of the Red Star, duplicate issue, #2562280. Featuring a serial number stamped in small font, this is a scarce official replacement award in exchange for a lost or severely damaged WW2 era original. In excellent condition.

    $6,500.00 Order of the Red Star, counterfeit manufactured in Germany, #505342, circa 1943. This professionally made copy of the Order of the Red Star was intended specifically for Nazi infiltrators masquerading as Red Army servicemen. A documentary proof of existence of such counterfeits - along with photos - was found in recently declassified NKVD archives. Extremely rare piece.

    $59.00 "The Order of the Red Star" Subtitled "The History of Institution of the Award and the Evolution of Its Badge". Durov, Strekalov, C. 2008, Moscow, Russian text, large format, 334 pp. Another landmark reference that is required reading for serious collectors!


       
     
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