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    Order of Merit of the Hungarian People's Republic, First Version Fourth Class decoration with Authorization Card.

    Order of Merit of the Hungarian People's Republic, First Version Fourth Class decoration with Authorization Card. Awarded to Sz. P. Bazkakov on 1 May 1950.

    Beautiful pin back 59mm Star with official 75mm x 105mm authorization card named to "Sz. P. Bazkakov", obviously a Russian.

    Founded 24 October 1949, the first presentation of the various degrees of the Hungarian Order of Merit appears to have been on May Day of 1950 - with a substantial number of awards going to Soviet citizens. Generally speaking, as with most European orders and medals manufactured post-WW II, the earliest insignia tended to be much better made than that manufactured post-1960. That said, there are two pinhead sized blemishes on one of the arms of the star and we show that area in our photographs. As is evident from our photos, however, they do not detract from the striking, overall look of the badge.

    The various degrees of this Order were presented for less than three years before being replaced by a single medal (with a slightly simpler design) that eventually would display the last version of the communist national coat of arms in the center.

    An attractive award, its design obviously based on the soviet Order of the Red Star,


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