Order of the Patriotic War
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Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl., Type 1, Var. 3, #19613, awarded in June 1943 to a military topographer of the Southwestern Front for his contribution in building fortified defense lines. A highly unusual award recommendation! The order has not been re-converted and includes complete original suspension device. In fine overall condition, an attractive piece despite some enamel damage and repair. Comes with archival research.
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl., Type 2, relatively uncommon "Starback" variation by the Krasnokamsk Mint, #142438, circa mid-1944. An attractive piece in very fine to excellent condition, free of significant flaws. Includes original silver screw plate.
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl., Type 2, "Star Back" variation by the Krasnokamsk Mint, #822372, circa 1946-47. Clearly a "catchup" award, the order might have been earned at any point during WW2. In outstanding condition.
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd cl., Type 3 (1985 "Jubilee" type), #3014163, with a document. The award is in near mint condition.
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd cl, Type 3, #5094587, 1985 issue. Variation with a depression around the screw post on the reverse. A pristine piece in near mint condition.
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd cl., Type 3, #6540243, with a document and original issue box, 1989. A very uncommon special issue to a foreigner, apparently a Czech national. The document has facsimile signature of Mikhail Gorbachev and differs in many other details from the common 1985 version. The award and order booklet are in near mint condition.