"The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders and Medals"
, McDaniel and Schmitt, 1997. ENGLISH text, 409 pages,
large 12" x 9" hardcover with dj. This is the standard
reference work for Soviet Medals collectors, not to mention
the finest and most complete work available on the subject.
Now out of print, and the authors have no plans to
republish. We currently have only a couple copies left in
630 high resolution close-up color photos of obverse and
reverse of Soviet medals, orders and award documents plus
some 50 black-and-white photos of recipients wearing their
decorations. The book contains a trove of factual
information and details including: award qualifications,
types and variations of mint marks, serial number styles
ranges, rivets, suspension devices, etc.
Of utmost importance to collectors, the authors also
in great detail how to detect fakes. We highly recommend
this book as a tremendous value and indispensable resource
for any collector of Soviet awards.
The copy we are currently offering is brand new, in mint
If you collect Soviet medals, rest assured that the depth
and reliability of the information contained in this volume
will pay for itself many times over.