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Soviet Railway Awards
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Rudzutak Advanced Training School for the Security Command Personnel of the Roads of Transportation (Railroads), 3rd Graduation Class, #26, 1928 issue. A beautiful, very elaborately designed piece in hallmarked silver and enamels of literally Faberge quality. In excellent condition.
A very small number of these badges were ever issued and only a few are known to exist today. Many of the high level state security / law enforcement officers who had graduated from the Rudzutak School became victims of purges during the 30s. An arrest of the original owner usually led to the badge being confiscated and destroyed. Incidentally, Rudzutak himself was arrested, tortured and executed in 1938 thus making him an "enemy of the people" - and making ownership of the badge bearing his name a very risky proposition!
$5,900.00

Badge in Commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the Stalin Railway Worker's Day, 1940. A very uncommon award for best railroad workers issued early during WW2, just before the German invasion of the Soviet Union. In outstanding condition and includes original maker marked screw plate.
$750.00

Badge of Honored Railway Employee, Type 2, #22278, with a document, awarded on 2 December 1943 to Deputy Chairman of the Court-Martial of the Kuybyshev Railroad. The badge is in very fine to excellent condition, free of significant flaws. The document is a very uncommon post-war issue in near mint condition. A very interesting badge awarded at the time when Kuybyshev was the Stalin's headquarters and seat of the Soviet government that had evacuated there from besieged Moscow.
$450.00

Honored Railway Employee, Type 2, #70438, circa early to mid- 1946 issue. Variation featuring sharp counter-relief to the entire reverse. A truly superb example - practically impossible to upgrade condition-wise.
$225.00

Honored Railway Employee Badge, #99770, circa early to mid- 1950s. Scarce version with serial number stamped in approx. 3 to 4 o'clock segment along the edge. In superb condition, literally impossible to upgrade.
$280.00

Excellence in Railway Troops badge, "Classic Flat" version by the Pobeda Factory, early to mid-1950s. A superb example, practically impossible to upgrade.
$225.00

Shock Worker of Stalin Labor Campaign badge, circa early to late-1950s. Late model featuring bright nickel finish, relatively thin screw post, and highly domed screw plate. In superb condition.
$40.00

Shock Worker of Stalin Labor Campaign badge, mid-1940s. A Patriotic War model in outstanding condition. Includes original washer and NKPS-marked screw plate. This is not a particularly scarce badge, but it is hard to find in condition as good as this example.
$50.00

Award Document for a Badge of a Shock Worker of Stalin Labor Campaign, March 1949 issue to a boiler maintenance worker of a railway depot in Crimea. In excellent condition.
$45.00

Narkomat of Railroad Transportation ID card. Issued in 1939 to a female laborer at Tomsk Railroad in Siberia.
$30.00

Excellent Railway Engineer / Locomotive Mechanic Badge, circa early- to mid-1950s. Attractive piece in very fine condition. Comes with original maker-marked screw plate.
$75.00

Excellent Railroad Traffic Controller badge, circa early- to mid-1950s. Superb example.
$90.00

Excellent Railway Rebuilder Badge, circa mid-940s. An early post-war issue in outstanding condition. Comes with original, early-version MPS screw plate.
$95.00

Excellent Railway Administrator badge, mid 1940s. One of the harder to find badges of the Soviet WW2 railroad proficiency series. In excellent condition.
$175.00

Badge for Excellence in Socialist Competition on the Railways, #62415, circa late 1950s. Scarce Flat Back Version in excellent condition.
$45.00

Excellence in Socialist Competition on the Railways, scarce screw back version, #50578, circa late 1950s - early 60s. In excellent condition.
$120.00

Award Document for a Badge for Excellence in Socialist Competition on the Railways, issued on the Red Army Day of 23 February 1967. In very good to excellent condition, perfectly clean and sound. The serial number of the badge is omitted, so this award certificate can go nicely with any appropriate badge from the period.
$45.00

Railway Conductor's Badge, Southwestern Railroad, #11, MPS (Ministry of Railroad Transportation) issue from the late 1940s through late 1950s. In excellent condition and includes original maker-marked screw plate.
$245.00

Railway Conductor's Badge, Ryazan - Ural Railroad, #1, MPS (Ministry of Railroad Transportation) issue from the late 1940s through 1953. Fine condition. Includes original maker-marked screw plate. A very scarce badge.
$170.00

Leningrad Subway pin, circa 1950s-60s
$10.00

Leningrad Subway badge, 1955. Excellent condition.
$25.00

Badge in Commemoration of the Centenary of the Central Asian Railroad, with a document, 1988 issue. A very uncommon award.
$50.00







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