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Soviet Railway Awards

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!

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.

Honored Railway Employee, Type 1, early miniature version in silver, #1730. Scarce, incredibly well made piece in very fine condition; includes original screw plate.

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.

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.

Shock Worker of Stalin Labor Campaign badge, Type 1, #10928, circa mid-1930s. Scarce three-piece version with extremely low serial number. Condition is very fine to excellent, extraordinary for a badge of such an early issue - this is one of the best examples we have handled in many years. Includes scarce original screw plate.

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.

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.

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.

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

Badge for Excellence in the Ministry of Transportation Machinery Construction, late 1940s through 1950s. Attractive and distinctive award in outstanding condition.

Excellent Railway Engineer / Locomotive Mechanic Badge, late 1940s - early 1950s. Attractive piece in very fine to excellent condition, free of significant flaws of any kind. Comes with original maker-marked screw plate.

Excellent Railroad Traffic Controller badge, circa early 1950s. Excellent condition.

Excellent Railway Car Maintenance Man, circa 1940s. One of the more scarce badges of the "WW2 railroad proficiency" series. An early version in excellent condition; includes original NKPS screw plate.

Excellent Railway Signal Man badge, mid-1940s. The hardest to find badge of the Railway Proficiency Series. In outstanding condition.

Excellent Railroad Builder badge, circa late-1940s - mid- 1950s. In fine to very fine condition. There are some tiny enamel chips that are not very detractive; the badge has very impressive overall appearance.

Excellent Railway Administrator badge, mid 1940s. One of the harder to find badges of the Soviet WW2 railroad proficiency series. In excellent condition and includes WW2 era NKPS screw plate.

Master in Assembling of Trains, circa 1980s. Near mint condition.

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

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

Badge for Excellence in Socialist Competition on the Railways, #121540, late 1950s - mid 1960s. Attractive badge of Khrushchev era in outstanding condition.

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.

Leningrad Subway pin, circa 1950s-60s

Leningrad Subway badge, 1955. Excellent condition.