Order of the Badge of Honor
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Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 2, Var. 5 (screw back with two-word mint mark), #29438, circa 1942 issue. A desirable mid-war issue in superb condition. Comes with original silver screw plate.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 3, Variation 1 "flat back", #42517, circa late 1944 - early 1945. One of the earliest examples manufactured after the change in design from screw back to suspension. In excellent condition and includes original WW2 era suspension.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 3, Var. 1 "flat back", #44567, circa mid- to late-1944. Extremely uncommon sub- variation with larger font in the second line of the mint mark. This is also one the relatively few WW2 issues of the suspension type Badge of Honor. In excellent condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 3, Var. 3 "flat back", #163714, circa early 1950s. A very uncommon piece featuring more adult-like proportions of the workers (known serial number range for this version is less than 10000). In excellent condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4 Var. 1, #180003, circa 1953 issue. One of the earliest of the "hollow back" Badges of Honor, this scarce sub-variation features worker's coveralls without a belt and the serial number without an underline. In outstanding condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4, Var. 1 #436986, circa mid- to late-1960s. Features separate letters "CCCP" and rotating tool engraved serial number. In excellent condition and includes original suspension.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4, Var. 2 (single-piece construction), #1567795, circa mid-1980s. Note the extremely high serial number: among the highest observed for the Order of Badge of Honor and well within the range for the 1988 Order of Honor. Excellent condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor / Order of Honor. Subtitled History and Awards , by Oleg Derevyanko and Valeriy Durov, C. 2020. Russian text. Large format h/c with tremendous amount of information and photos. The book is a result of years of painstaking research and contains massive amount of data never published before. It will for sure remain the ultimate word on the subject. Highly recommended for Russian- speaking collectors and historians.