Order of the Badge of Honor
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Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 2, Var. 5 (screw back with two-word mint mark), #29438, circa 1942 issue. A desirable mid-war issue in superb condition. Comes with original silver screw plate.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 3, Var. 1 "flat back", #43757, circa mid- to late-1944. Rare sub-variation with larger font in the second line of the mint mark. No more than 2000 of these were made. This is also one the relatively few WW2 issues of the suspension type Badge of Honor. In excellent condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 3, Var. 1 "flat back", #74595, with award document, June 1945 issue to a prominent Soviet historian and Marxist philosopher who had been awarded with a Stalin Prize in 1943. An extremely rare WW2 award to a political scientist rather than a factory worker, manager or engineer. The set is in superb condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 3, Var. 2 "flat back", #100960, circa 1948. Very attractive early post-war piece in excellent condition. Comes on original suspension.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4 Var. 1, 169941, circa 1952. One of the earliest of the "hollow back" Badges of Honor, this scarce sub-variation features worker's coveralls without a belt and the serial number without an underline. The serial number is among the lowest observed for this version. In superb condition, practically impossible to upgrade.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4, Var. 1, #326744, c. late 1950s - early 60s. Relatively scarce early "Hollow Back" version with hand-engraved serial number. In excellent condition and includes original steel suspension.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4, Var. 1, #396159, with a document, awarded in 1966 to a Lithuanian woman. Relatively uncommon version without the raised line under the serial number. The booklet contains no other decorations and is filled- out in beautiful calligraphy, a style associated with "Kremlin awards". The order is in very fine condition, while the document is in excellent condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4, Var. 1 (with separate letters), #564793, circa mid- to late-1960s. In near mint condition - literally impossible to upgrade. Comes on original steel suspension with old ribbon.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4, Var. 2 (single-piece construction), #979701, c. mid-1970s. Note the 6-digit serial number which is very low for this variation. In superb condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor / Order of Honor. Subtitled History and Awards , by Oleg Derevyanko and Valeriy Durov, C. 2020. Russian text. Large format h/c with tremendous amount of information and photos. The book is a result of years of painstaking research and contains massive amount of data never published before. It will for sure remain the ultimate word on the subject. Highly recommended for Russian- speaking collectors and historians.