Excellent Tractor Driver badge, mid 1940s.
Brass, enamels; 46.4 mm x 39.5 mm. The first version of
the Tractor Driver badge, featuring large center medallion
and the top ornament consisting of 5 scrolls with well
defined upper border.
In very fine to excellent condition, outstanding for this
relatively scarce badge. The enamel on the medallion shows
very minor surface wear only, primarily to the white band.
There red enamel has minor contact marks and a couple of
microscopic flakes but no chips, significant flaking or
deep scratches; still retains nice luster. The details are
extremely well preserved and a decent amount of the
original silver finish on the wreath and the tractor is
present. The fragile grey finish on the border of the
shield is mostly intact. The finish on the reverse is
The screw post is full length, approx. 11 mm. Includes
original screw plate marked "ShMZ NKPS", somewhat loose but
/Airapetyan, "Breast Badges of the Red Army, 1941-1945"
p. 128, fig. 1/.