Brass button for Army officer or NCO shoulder boards, 1943
through late 1940s.
Brass obverse with steel back and loop.
Very good condition. The reverses all exhibit storage rust to
some degree. In some cases, there are also very minor flecks
of corrosion or places with tiny rust stains on the brass
obverses. A good polishing with Brasso or Simichrome will
remove any rust from the backs (or the edges) and render the
brass obverses bright as new.
These differ from later buttons by the absence of a date stamp
on the back - the year of manufacture appeared on the reverses
of all Soviet Army buttons from the late 40s on.
Price is per individual button.