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Medal for the Defense of Moscow, Var. 1, 1940s. In outstanding condition and includes original suspension with old ribbon.
Medal for the Defense of Leningrad, Var. 1, 1940s issue with "long horizon". A superb example on original suspension with old, probably original ribbon.
Hero City of Leningrad, 65-mm Table Medal in bronze issued in 1970 (with a three- year's delay) to commemorate the city's receiving an Order of the October Revolution in 1967. The artwork is based on a similar table medal from 1963. Excellent condition.
325th Anniversary of the Reunification of Russia and Ukraine, Commemorative Medal, 1979 issue. Excellent condition.
ZAGS (Office for Records of Civic Status) Chain of Office, worn by registrars conducting weddings in the Soviet Union: enameled bronze links and a large hammer and sickle pendant to give a Communist bureaucrat a priestly appearance. Circa 1970s. In excellent condition.
Armored Corps officer dress visor hat. Leningrad factory sweat label shows the 1988 date of manufacture. Size 58 (US 7 ¼). Excellent, probably unissued example.
Medal (Badge) of a Foremost Fisherman of Latvian SSR, circa 1960s. Attractive piece by a Riga maker in very fine condition.
Badge for Excellence in Retail Trade, Latvian SSR, circa 1960s. Excellent quality and condition.
Badge of Excellent Worker of Consumer Services of Latvian SSR, Type 1, screw back version with Latvian Inscription, circa 1960s.
Badge of Honored Veteran of the Port of Riga, Latvian SSR, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Village Soviet membership badge, Belorussian SSR, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Township Soviet membership badge, Belorussian SSR, 1980s. Shows logo of a Minsk maker. Excellent condition.
BGTO (Be Ready for Labor and Defense) Youth Physical Fitness Badge, 2nd Level (for teenagers over 14), 1972-1991. Shows maker mark of a Moscow factory. Excellent condition.
BGTO (Be Ready for Labor and Defense) Youth Physical Fitness Badge, 1st Level (for children under 14), 1972-1991. Shows maker mark of a Moscow factory. Excellent condition.
Order of National Flag, 2nd cl, Type 5 Var. 9 (flat reverse, unnumbered), circa 1980s-mid 1990s. Near mint condition.
M 1947 Waist Belt with Hangers for Navy Officer Dagger, 1947-1955. This early post-war example with "angry lions" can be a superb addition to a late 1940s - early 50s naval dagger. In very good condition.
Colonel General Shoulder Boards, Soviet Land Forces, circa 1970s-80s. Sew-on style for service kitel tunic or greatcoat. In very good to excellent condition.
Khalkhin Gol Medal, Var. 2 (flat reverse version by Soviet Mint), 1946 manufacture. In excellent condition and includes original screw plate with Moscow Mint logo.
Medal for Distinguished Labor, Type 2 Var. 2, sub-variation with flat eyelet, circa 1950s-60s. In excellent condition. Includes original brass suspension with attractive old ribbon.
Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of the USSR (VDNkh), Commemorative Table Medal in Bronze, 1982 (1991). Probably issued to VIP visitors. Excellent condition.
200th Anniversary of Sevastopol, Commemorative Medal (Badge), 1983. This attractive piece was probably issued to VIPs and senior naval officers in tandem with the table medal commemorating the same event. Excellent condition.
Medal for Valiant Labor, Type 1, Var. 1, #10233, circa mid to late 1942. Excellent example on original suspension.
Badge of a Veteran Air Force Navigator, #0545, with award document, May 1985 issue. Very scarce mint-marked and serial-numbered award. The document is signed by a general and shows the serial number of the badge.
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Honorary Medal for Combat, Type 1, Var. 1 (engraved number with prefix "N"), #778, circa 1944-1945. First, wartime version in superb condition - literally impossible to upgrade. Only approximately 2000 of this variation were ever issued.
Excellent Railway Engineer / Locomotive Mechanic Badge, circa early- to mid-1950s. Attractive piece in very fine condition. Comes with original maker-marked screw plate.
Badge for Excellence in People's Education of Belorussia, 1946 - early 1950s. A very attractive and scarce Stalin-era badge in outstanding condition.
Excellent Railway Rebuilder Badge, circa mid-940s. An early post-war issue in outstanding condition. Comes with original, early-version MPS screw plate.
Excellent Railroad Traffic Controller badge, circa early- to mid-1950s. Superb example.
Excellent Railway Administrator badge, mid 1940s. One of the harder to find badges of the Soviet WW2 railroad proficiency series. In excellent condition.
50th Anniversary of the October Revolution, table medal in hallmarked sterling silver, 1967 issue. In excellent condition.
Order of the Red Banner, Type 3 Var 4, (Strekalov Type 5, Var. 2, Sub-var. 3), #401217, circa 1953-54. Relatively scarce sub-variation in near mint condition.
70th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 60-mm Bronze Table Medal, 1987. A relatively uncommon issue by the Leningrad Mint. Very fine to excellent condition.
"Lenin in His Student Years", 70-mm Table Medal in bronze, 1964. The two sides depict Lenin as a high school boy and university student, very nicely executed in high relief. Excellent condition.
"Moscow in Construction", Table Medal in bronze, 1958. A very uncommon early medal celebrating progress of the post-war urban development in the Soviet capital. Very fine to excellent condition.
150th Anniversary of Birth of Lev (Leo) Tolstoy, 60 mm Table Medal in bronze by the Leningrad Mint, 1978. Outstanding condition.
200th Anniversary of Sevastopol, Table Medal in Bronze, 1983. This attractive and unusual 65-mm medal features two awards for defending Sevastopol: the 1856 Russian imperial medal for actions during the Crimean War and the Soviet one for the 1941- 42 campaign. A relatively uncommon piece in excellent condition.
Army Proficiency badge (for enlisted men), 1st cl. Very unusual screw back version in brass and enamels made in 1960s-70s according to the early standards, this badge is of far better quality than vast majority of contemporary Soviet Army qualification badges. The reverse shows logo "MMD" of the Moscow Mint. Excellent condition.
70th Anniversary of the October Revolution, Table Medal by the Leningrad Mint, 1987. In bronze with silver finish, 55 mm. Very fine to excellent condition.
Buckle for Russian Imperial enlisted Combat Engineers, in white Melchior alloy, showing Romanov eagle and crossed axes. Circa early 1900s-1917. A scarce piece in very good condition.
Excellent Soviet Army Serviceman Badge (for enlisted men), 1960s. Relatively early version in brass and "hot baked" enamels, with pin attachment. In excellent condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4, Var. 2 (single-piece construction), #1518313, circa mid-1980s. Note the extremely high serial number: among the highest observed for the Order of Badge of Honor and well within the range for the 1988 Order of Honor. Excellent condition.
Table Medal Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Dinamo (Sports Club of the Soviet Law Enforcement). Features bas-relief of Felix Dzerzhinsky. A limited edition medal in Bronze struck at the Leningrad Mint in 1983. Very fine to excellent condition.
St. George Cross for Bravery, 4th cl., #630497, awarded to a corporal of the 12th Infantry Regiment, Southwestern Front, for action near Dubno (western Ukraine). The cross is in superb condition, practically impossible to upgrade.
Medal for Valiant Labor, Type 2 Var. 2, sub-variation with flat eyelet, circa 1950s-60s. In excellent condition. Includes original brass suspension with attractive old ribbon.
Order of the October Revolution, Var. 1 (with 4 rivets), #30723, circa early- 1970s. A superb example of the second-highest Soviet decoration.
Technical School (tekhnikum) graduate badge, Moscow Mint issue in excellent condition. Includes original mint-marked screw plate.
Medal in Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kiev, 1982. In very fine to excellent condition.
40th Anniversary of the Aviation of the Pacific Fleet, Veteran's Badge, 1973. A relatively early and uncommon piece. In brass, heavier and better made than most badges of its kind. Very fine to excellent condition.
2nd "Sevastopol" Guards Mine and Torpedo (Bomber) Aviation Division of the Black Sea Fleet, veteran's badge, circa 1970s - 80s. A very attractive and well-made piece in brass and "hot-baked" enamels. Excellent condition.
Medal for Distinguished Service in Guarding USSR State Border, Var. 2, circa 1960s-70s. In excellent condition and includes perfectly preserved old ribbon.
Medal for 40th Anniversary of the Soviet Armed Forces. Excellent condition.
Greece, Red Cross Medal for the First Balkan War of 1912-1913. In excellent condition.
Huge and Magnificent Flower Vase in Cut Glass Lead Crystal featuring Six Decorations bestowed upon the VLKSM Communist Youth organization and its emblem, late 1960-1980s. Standing over 12" in height and weighing 9 lb, this is truly a museum-quality piece. This unparalleled item can be a unique focus point for the most advanced Soviet collection - and a fine home decoration as well.
University graduate badge, 1948 - 1955. Uncommon version in silver featuring 16 scrolls in the state emblem. Very fine condition.
Young Dzerzhinets (Young Pioneer Law Enforcement Enthusiast unit), membership badge, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl, Type 2 "Small" variation, #590825, circa late 1944 - early 1945 issue. A distinct and uncommon version in very fine condition.
Medal in Commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of the Ministry of Interior (MVR), 1989. Excellent condition.
Order of Labor Glory, 3rd cl., Type 2, #458963, circa early- to mid-1980s. In excellent condition. Comes on original two-layer suspension.
Large Decorative Porcelain Plate in Commemoration of Mikhailo Volkov, the discoverer of coal in the Kuznetsk Basin (Kuzbass), Siberia. A very unique and impressive 12"-piece by the uncommon Prokopyevskiy Porcelain Factory, circa late 1970s - late 80s. Excellent condition.
Order of 9 September 1944, Military Division (with Swords), 3rd cl., Type 2, circa 1970s. Excellent condition.
People's Order of Labor, 1st cl., Type 2, 1950-1977. Excellent condition.
People's Order of Labor, 2nd cl., Type 2, 1950-1977. In very fine to excellent condition.
60th Anniversary of the First Main Directorate of KGB (aka Sluzhba Vneshnei Razvedki or Foreign Intelligence Service), commemorative badge, 1980. Scarce award of the espionage branch of the Soviet Committee for State Security. Shows Moscow Mint logo on the reverse. Near mint condition.
Medal for Development of Oil and Gas Industry of Western Siberia, late 1970s-80s. In near mint condition.
Medal for 20 Years of Irreproachable Service in the Ministry of Interior (MVR), circa late 1960s - early 70s issue.
Medal for 50th Anniversary of Victory over Germany "Alternative" issue. Brass and enamels, ornate 2-piece construction.
Order for Military Valor and Merit, 1st cl., 1980s. A very impressive and massive decoration in excellent condition. Comes on a late-style small suspension.
People's Order of Labor, 2nd cl., Type 1 (early 33-mm version on triangular suspension), with original case, 1945-1950. A very scarce piece in excellent condition.
250th Anniversary of the City of Sverdlovsk, a massive 77-mm table medal in bronze, 1973. Excellent condition.
Table Medal in Commemoration of the Construction of the Monument of "Legendary Tachanka" in Kakhovka, southern Ukraine, and the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 1967. Very fine condition.
Badge of a Veteran of the 4th Guards Tank Army by Moscow mint, circa 1970s - 1980s.
60th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 55-mm Table Medal by the Leningrad Mint, 1977. Excellent condition.
Sugar Bowl "Harvest", Dulevo Porcelain Factory, 1927-1930. Early issue with the rare "Newspaper Pravda Factory, Dulevo" maker mark. A superb piece of early Soviet propaganda porcelain from the collectivization period. Missing the lid, otherwise in very good condition.
Badge to a Friend of DOBROKhIM, 1924 - 1925 issue. In hallmarked Silver and enamel of beautiful quality. Features "Poison Green" flag with a bayonet for a flagpole and superimposed silver figure of a Red Army soldier wearing a gas mask. In fine condition, a very interesting and attractive piece despite some flaws.
Medal for 40th Anniversary of Socialist Bulgaria, 1984. Excellent condition.
Medal for the 25th Anniversary of the Rule of the People, with original case of issue, 1969. The medal is in excellent condition. The box shows minor wear to the exterior.
Medal in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Ministry of the Interior (MVR), with Lapel Badge and original Case of Issue, 1974. The entire set is in excellent condition.
Medal in Commemoration of the 1300th Anniversary of Bulgaria, 1981. Excellent condition.
Medal for 25th Anniversary of Bulgarian People's Army, 1969. Nice quality medal in brass and enamels.
Medal for 10 Years of Irreproachable Service in the Ministry of Interior (MVR), circa 1970s - 80s issue.
Honor Badge of the Ministry of Interior (MVR), Type 2, with original fitted case of issue, late 1970s - 1980s. Highest award of Bulgarian law enforcement of the communist era, an equivalent of Soviet badges of Distinguished MVD Employee and Honored State Security Employee. In excellent condition.
Honor Badge of the Ministry of Interior (MVR), Type 2, miniature lapel version, late 1970s - 1980s. In excellent condition.
Medal in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the September 1923 National Uprising, with original case of issue, 1973. Relatively scarce award in excellent condition.
Medal for 10 Years of Irreproachable Service in the Ministry of Interior (MVR). Early, circa 1960s version on brass suspension.
Medal of a Laureate of the "Young Voices" Arts Festival of Ukrainian SSR, circa 1970s-80s. Attractive and well-made award in excellent condition.
Order of 9 September 1944, Civil Division, 3rd cl., Type 2, with original case of issue, circa 1970s. In excellent condition.
Order of People's Republic of Bulgaria, 2nd cl., Type 2, with original case of issue, 1971 - 1991. Excellent condition.
Order of People's Republic of Bulgaria, 3rd cl., Type 2, 1971 - 1991. Excellent condition.
Excellent RKKA Serviceman badge, #25637, circa 1940-41 issue. Relatively late version featuring flat reverse without counter-relief. In outstanding condition, very uncommon for a badge of this vintage.
Medal for 40th Anniversary of Victory over Hitlerite Fascism, 1985 issue.
M 1943 colonel's papakha winter fur cap, circa 1940s - early 1950s. Scarce WW2 model in fair condition. Approx. size 56 (US size 7.)
Order of Maternal Glory, 2nd cl., Var. 2, #164328, circa late 1980s. Excellent example. Note the unusually high serial number which is near the upper limit for the screw back type.
Propaganda flag with portraits of Stalin and Lenin, 1948-1955. Features professionally executed hand-embroidered artwork on both sides. The unusual extra attachment loops seem to indicate that the flag was designed to attach to a frame rather than flagpole, possibly for a moving display at parade. In excellent condition.
Medal in Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior (MVR), 1969. Excellent condition.
Medal for 100th Anniversary of Bulgarian Liberation from Ottoman Slavery, 1978. Excellent condition.
Colonel's papakha winter cap in astrakhan lamb fur, dated 1982. Size 56 (US size 7). In excellent condition.