NKVD, KGB & Police IDs and Documents
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Genrikh Yagoda, Chief of Special Operations, VChK, Member of Presidium of the VChK, Member of the Collegium of the GPU, a major driving force in preparation for Stalin's Great Purge of the 1930s. One-page document w. handwritten resolution & 2 signatures on the same page, in black pencil, 1921. Recommendation to replace the trade representative or adjust his official title, signed by Georgiy Chicherin, Narkom for Foreign Affairs. Good condition.
Mongolian Premier, Marshal of the Mongolian People's Republic Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, typed document signed, 1978, in original presentation folder. Greetings letter to KGB general for his 80th birthday. EXC condition.
Group of 3 Documents to an ethnic German including the RKKA 20th Anniversary Medal Certificate and two post-war Photo IDs allowing entry to unnamed highly restricted areas. An Army Major as of 1938, the recipient was expelled from the military shortly after the German invasion in 1941, probably due to his ethnicity. In 1950s-60s, he worked in Chelyabinsk region, most likely in top- secret weapon producing centers. This very interesting and unusual set has a great research potential.
Photo ID of NKVD Squad Leader, December 1941 issue by the NKVD Police Directorate of the Stalino (Donetsk) Region in Ukraine. This highly unusual NKVD ID has plain cardboard cover instead of the standard pre-war rubberized cloth or leather binding - apparently an expediency reflecting the dire situation with supplies in the first months of the Patriotic War. In excellent condition.
Photo ID of an NKVD Vehicle Driver, issued in Lvov Region of Western Ukraine in February 1941, just a few months before the German invasion of the Soviet Union. In very good to excellent condition.
Photo ID of an NKVD Prison Guard in Odessa, issued in August 1941 during the siege of the city. A very interesting and uncommon document. In VG to EXC condition.
Photo ID of a State Security Senior Lieutenant, a Section Chief with the NKVD of North Ossetia Autonomous Republic, 1943. The photo shows the owner wearing a badge of Distinguished NKVD Employee on an M-43 uniform. Comes with a special free railway transportation pass from February 1941 issued to the same officer.
A very interesting and uncommon set.
A very interesting and uncommon set.
NKVD Transportation Department Photo ID, 1935 issue. Uncommon early ID featuring USSR State Emblem with 7 republics. In excellent condition.
NKVD employee Photo ID, issued to a female typist in the NKVD Transportation Department at the Kazan Railroad, January 1939. In very good condition.
Photo ID of a female secretary at the Moscow NKVD, issued on 23 May 1941, just one month before the German invasion.
Graduation Certificate of MGB Border Guard Party School, 1950. EXC condition.
Award Certificate for the Title and Badge of Distinguished MVD Employee, issued in February 1950 to a highly decorated MVD Colonel. In outstanding condition.
MOOP Photo ID of a Police Officer, correspondent of the newspaper Na Strazhe Oktyabrya ("Guardian of the October [Revolution]") published by the MOOP of Belorussia. Issued in 1966.
KGB Pension Book #046945, issued to a KGB Lieutenant Colonel in 1968. In excellent condition.
Honorary Certificate issued in August 1939 to the wife of an NKVD Naval Border Guard officer in Leningrad Region. She was given the certificate and a monetary reward for winning first prize in NKVD sports competition. Nice artwork specifically designed for NKVD: shows NKVD Internal Army trooper guarding the industrial installations and NKVD Border Guard on patrol near a border marker. In very good condition.
Honorary Certificate in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of NKVD Border Guards, February 1941 issue. A very ornate document featuring portrait of Stalin, Border Guard flag, and a Badge of Distinguished Employee of NKVD. Hand-signed by Lt. General Sokolov, chief of the Soviet NKVD Border Guard Directorate and one of the highest ranking NKVD commanders. This very impressive and uncommon document is in very good to excellent condition.
Honorary Certificate issued in October 1944 by an NKVD Correctional Labor Camp. Awarded for completing the assignment - laying a part of the main track of the Baikal-Amur Railroad - 82 days ahead of schedule. Unusual and colorful artwork features portraits of Stalin and Lenin and a railway train speeding through the forest.
KGB Honorary Certificate in hard presentation folder, 1987. Bears facsimile signature of KGB Chairman Viktor Chebrikov. Very impressive large, fine quality document showing an image of the Honored Employee of State Security badge.
Letter of Greetings on occasion of the 80th Birthday of KGB Major General (ret.) Vyacheslav Gridnev, from Minister of Public Safety of Mongolian People's Republic, 1978. VG to EXC condition.
Lot of 2 Greetings to a high ranking Police Detective and WW2 Veteran, an Armenian national. Both are signed by Police General Patalov, Minister of Interior of Armenia.
Rare Presentation Plaque to NKVD Officer in commemoration of 20th anniversary of VChK - OGPU - NKVD, in nickel-plated brass, 1937. VG condition.