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Guard's Badge, one of the first post-war versions by the Moscow Artists Cooperative, circa late 1940s - early 50s.

Brass, enamels. 45.7 mm tall x 34.8 mm wide width of the wreath is 32.5 mm. Magnificent quality. Features wreath in sculptured 3-dimesnional relief, beautiful enamel, very distinctive shape of the flag and unusual bulbous flagpole finial. This version is rated 4 (very scarce) in the Airapetyan's catalog.

In outstanding, excellent condition. The enamel is literally flawless: not only it is completely free of the usual chips, flaking or rubbing, but also does not have even the tiniest contact marks that could be found with a 10x loupe. The enamel fully retains its beautiful

Brass, enamels. 45.7 mm tall x 34.8 mm wide width of the wreath is 32.5 mm. Magnificent quality. Features wreath in sculptured 3-dimesnional relief, beautiful enamel, very distinctive shape of the flag and unusual bulbous flagpole finial. This version is rated 4 (very scarce) in the Airapetyan's catalog.

In outstanding, excellent condition. The enamel is literally flawless: not only it is completely free of the usual chips, flaking or rubbing, but also does not have even the tiniest contact marks that could be found with a 10x loupe. The enamel fully retains its beautiful luster. The details of the wreath are likewise perfect and exceptionally crisp; its original fire gilt finish is nicely preserved and bright. The gilt on the reverse is also amazingly well-preserved. The screw post is full length, over 12 mm. Comes with a screw plate marked "Moscow Artists Cooperative" which is of correct maker, contemporary to the badge and fits it perfectly, although may not be original to this particular badge.

To summarize, this is a superb example of the scarce MTKh version of the Guard's Badge - practically impossible to upgrade!

/See Airapetyan, Breast Badges of the Red Army, 1941-1945, p. 60, fig. 11.4/
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