Badge for Excellence in Peoples Education of Tajikistan, Type 1, 1944-1946.
Brass, enamels; 52.6 x 27.6 mm. Featuring relief reverse construction and significantly larger in size than the later types, this Type 1 badge had been issued for only two years until 1946 so it is also known as the "Narkomat" type.
In very fine to excellent condition. The blue enameled border has tiny surface flake to the lower left edge, perfect otherwise. The white enamel shows minor scuffs in the upper left corner of the book but no chips or flaking. The red enamel on the star is perfect. Very attractive overall appearance. The screw plate marked "Sports Badges Factory" is roughly contemporary to the badge although probably not original to it.
/"Avers 8", p. 210, fig. 1047.a/
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