Badges of OSOAVIAKhIM (Society to Support Aviation and Chemical Defense)
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Activist of the OSOAVIAKhIM badge, #3573, circa early 1930s. Hallmarked silver version in very fine condition, with nicely preserved enamel. Beautiful piece!
Activist of the OSOAVIAKhIM badge, #27763, mid to late 1930s. In very fine condition.
OSOAVIAKhIM membership badge, Type 2, 1941. The larger and by far the scarcer of the two versions of the membership badge. Produced for only less than half a year until the German invasion. In excellent condition, very uncommon for this badge.
10th Anniversary of the October Revolution, commemorative badge, brass version, 1927 issue. This is one of the first badges of the OSOAVIAKhIM, issued for making a donation to the organization. In very fine condition - far better than the average - and includes scarce original screw plate.
Ready for PVKhO badge, 1st Level, Type 1, 1935-1939. Basic qualification award of the OSOAVIAKhIM Antiaircraft and Chemical Defense program. In excellent condition; includes maker-marked, serial numbered screw plate.
Voroshilov Marksman Badge, OSOAVIAKhIM issue, large type, #317677, 1932-1934. Early, single-level version issued before the introduction of the two levels of marksmanship award in 1934. In very fine to excellent condition, uncommon for the early badge.
Voroshilov Marksman badge, OSOAVIAKhIM issue, 1st level, scarce smaller version (25 mm), 1934 - 1941. In superb condition - literally impossible to upgrade.
Parachute jump badge, 1931 type, #27401, OSOAVIAKhIM issue, circa late 1930s. In very fine to excellent condition, well above the average for this first Soviet Paratrooper's badge. Includes original maker marked screw plate.
Sailor of OSOAVIAKhIM Badge, 1939-1941. Although issued by the OSOAVIAKhIM paramilitary organization, this was apparently a purely military award bestowed on navy sailors. A very attractive early WW2 piece in superb condition. Comes with original maker-marked screw plate.