Communist Youth Medals and Badges
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Huge and Magnificent Flower Vase in Cut Glass Lead Crystal featuring Six Decorations bestowed upon the VLKSM Communist Youth organization and its emblem, late 1960-1980s. Standing over 12" in height and weighing 9 lb, this is truly a museum-quality piece. This unparalleled item can be a unique focus point for the most advanced Soviet collection - and a fine home decoration as well.
VLKSM Membership badge, unmarked smaller relief reverse variation, 1940s-50s. In excellent condition.
VLKSM Membership badge, 1940s-50s. Flat reverse variation by Pobeda Factory in Moscow. Excellent condition.
VLKSM (Komsomol) Membership badge, military issue with a screw back, in brass, 1970s - 1980s. Mint marked.
VLKSM Membership badge, 1970s-1980s. Pin back, aluminum and paint. Excellent condition.
15th Congress of Komsomol, Delegate's Badge, 1966. Issued exclusively to the delegates of the congress, this fine quality badge is similar in style to the delegate badges of Communist Party congresses. Excellent condition.
18th Congress of Komsomol, delegate's badge, 1978. Beautifully made piece issued exclusively to the delegates and VIP guests of the congress. In excellent condition.
Table Medal in bronze in Commemoration of the 18th Congress of the VLKSM (Lenin Communist Youth League), Leningrad Mint, 1978. In excellent condition.
19th Congress of Komsomol, Delegate's Badge, 1982. This impressive, large size badge is among the hardest to find in the VLKSM congress delegate series. Issued exclusively to the delegates and VIP attendees. In outstanding condition.
14th Congress of Komsomol, commemorative badge, 1962. Excellent condition.
23rd Congress of Komsomol of Ukraine, Delegate's Badge, 1980s. Excellent condition.
19th Congress of the Uzbekistan Komsomol, delegate's badge, 1970.
29th Kiev Conference of VLKSM, delegate's badge, 1982.
Participant's Badge of the 6th Komsomol Conference of the Voroshilvskiy District, city of Moscow, circa 1960s.
Badge for Active Work in Komsomol, Type 1 in solid silver, circa 1958. Extremely well made and scarce version awarded to top Komsomol "apparatchiks". Excellent condition.
For Active Work in Komsomol, Type 2 circa 1960s-70s. Brass gilt, enamel.
Honorary Badge of VLKSM, Type 1, circa 1966-68. The highest award of Komsomol, bestowed very sparingly upon top leadership of the Communist Party and Communist Youth. A very rare early piece in excellent condition.
Lenin Komsomol Prize Winner Medal, Type 2, circa 1970s - 80s. In gilded and silver-plated brass, mint marked, very high quality. Second highest decoration of Komsomol.
Medal (Award Badge) "Honor Roll of the VLKSM Central Committee", Type 2, 1978 - 1991. This high level Komsomol decoration was awarded very sparingly and is quite scarce. In excellent condition.
Bronze Table Medal / Plaque to Komsomol Propagandist, awarded by the Central Committee of VLKSM, 1971-1991. Excellent condition.
VLKSM Central Committee Medal (Honorary Badge) of Honored Mentor of Youth, Type 1, 1973-1975. A very scarce first version of the badge issued for only a couple of years exclusively by the VLKSM. In 1975, it became a joint award by the Komsomol and the Trade Unions of the USSR, which resulted in a re-design of the medal. In excellent condition.
Medal (Honorary Badge) of Honored Mentor of Youth, Type 3, 1978-1991. An interesting decoration awarded jointly by the VTsSPS (All-Union Central Committee Trade Unions) and Central Committee of VLKSM. In excellent condition.
Badge for the Development of Virgin Lands, pinback version, circa late 1950s. High Komsomol decoration established in 1954 by the VLKSM Central Committee. In excellent condition.
Award Document for a Badge for the Development of Virgin Lands, issued in May 1957. This nice quality hard-covered booklet is far less common than the actual badge. In very good condition.
To a Foremost Worker of New Construction of the 6th Five-Year Plan, relief reverse variation, 1957-59.
For Large Harvest of Corn, VLKSM Central Committee award, 1959- 1964. Excellent condition.
Award Badge (Medal) of the Central Committee of VLKSM for Distinction in Labor, 1980s.
Lenin Test (Leninskiy Zachyot), 1969-1970. Awarded by the Central Committee of Komsomol.
Badge of a Young Guardsman of a Five-Year Plan, 2nd cl., Type 1 Var. 2, circa late 1970s. In brass, much nicer quality than the common aluminum badges from the 80s. The reverse of the suspension has early mint mark "MMD". In very fine to excellent condition.
Young Guardsman of the 11th Five-Year Plan, 2nd cl., 1981- 1985. Aluminum version in excellent condition.
Young Guardsman of a Five-Year Plan, 3rd class, Type 2, circa late 1970s. Aluminum version in excellent condition.
VLKSM Medal for Protecting the Environment, circa 1970s. Nice quality piece in brass and enamel, mint marked. Excellent condition.
Lenin Roll Call (Leninskaya Poverka) badge, 1979-1980.
Komsomol Searchlight, 1982-1991. For wear by Komsomol committees created to fight misconduct at workplaces and schools.
VLKSM "Golden Hands Master" Medal, 1970s-80s. In brass, gold-and silver-plated, mint marked.
VLKSM "Golden Hands Master" Neck Medal, 1973-1991. In bronze. Massive pentagon-shaped pendant.
VLKSM Shock-Worker badge. In aluminum and paint. Resembles VLKSM membership badge but dated.
Badge (Medal) of the Central Committee of the Lenin Communist League of Latvia to a Winner of the Republican Contest in Professional Skills, 1980s.
Badge to a Participant of the Virgin Lands Harvest Campaign, 1957. Attractive maker-marked piece in brass and enamels. Excellent condition.
VLKSM Central Committee Medal (Honorary Badge) "To a Best Young Cotton Grower", 1969 - 1991. Attractive and relatively uncommon mint marked badge in aluminum and enamel. In excellent condition.
For Achievements in Development of Agriculture, VLKSM Central Committee Award, 1958 - 1965. Excellent condition.
VLKSM Central Committee Medal (award badge) "To a Foremost Young Worker of Animal Farming", 1970s - early 1980s. Early version with "MMD" mint mark. In excellent condition.
VLKSM "Golden Ear of Wheat" Medal for Successes in Agriculture, late 1970s-1980s.
All-Union Student Labor Unit, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Shock-Worker of the Summer Quarter, 1982-1991.
VLKSM Military Valor Badge, 1960s - 80s. A massive 4-piece construction badge, mint marked and of outstanding quality. In excellent condition.
VLKSM Badge for Distinction in Military Service, 1988- 1991.
Bryansk Komsomol Operativnyi Otryad (Police Field Support Unit) badge, circa 1960s-70s.
Badge for Active Work, Leninskiy District OKO (Operativnyi Komosomol'skiy Otryad), city of Gorkiy, circa 1970s.
Chelyabinsk OKO (Operativnyi Komosomol'skiy Otryad), membership badge, circa 1970s.
Chelyabinsk Young Friends of Police, membership badge, circa late 1970s.
Chelyabinsk Dzerzhinets (Komsomol Police Support unit), membership badge, circa late 1970s.
Komsomol Detachment of the Volunteer Police Support (DND), circa 1980s.
VLKSM Medal for Winning the Youth Science and Technical Creativity Contest, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Award Table Medal in bronze to a Winner of the 1985 Contest of Student Science Papers on Social Studies, History of the VLKSM, and History of the International Youth Movement. Rather than being a purely commemorative medal, this unusual piece was bestowed exclusively upon the laureates of the contest and only on one occasion. Just 300 were ever produced. In excellent condition.
VLKSM Central Committee Award Badge "To a Best Pioneer Leader" (Pionervozhatyi), Type 1 Var. 1 (in brass and high quality enamels), 1954 - 1966. Excellent condition.
VLKSM Central Committee Medal "To Young Pioneer Leader", Type 2, circa late 1970s - early 80s issue. Scarce Communist Youth award in excellent condition.
Young Pineer Achievement Award for Active Work, 1975-1991.
"Always Ready!", 1980s. Young Pioneer League achievement award.
Young Pioneer Membership Badge, 1944-1958 type, MMD (Moscow Mint) variation, circa mid to late 1950s issue. Attractive piece in solid brass with gilt finish and high quality enamel. In excellent condition.
Young Pioneer, 1st level, 1958-1962 type. Brass, enamels. Flat reverse variation.
Young Pioneer, 1st level, 1958-1962 type. Brass, enamels. Relief reverse variation.
Young Pioneer, 2nd (intermediate) level, 1958-1962 type. Brass, enamels. Relief reverse variation.
Young Pioneer, 3rd (highest) level, 1958-1962 type. In brass and enamels. Relief reverse variation.
Young Pioneer membership badge, 1970s - 80s. Aluminum and paint. Shows Lenin's portrait and Young Pioneers motto "Always Ready!" Excellent condition.
Young Pioneer Membership tie or kerchief (galstuk). Unissued example with a 1990 manufacturer's tag still attached.
40th Anniversary of the Young Pioneer Organization, Commemorative Badge, 1962. Maker marked version in light metal.
50th Anniversary of the Leningrad Pioneer Organization, 1972. Official award badge.
50th Anniversary of the Young Pioneer Organization, commemorative badge to the attendees of the anniversary celebration in Moscow in May 1972.
Octoberist Membership Badge, 1970s. Aluminum, paint. Shows portrait of Lenin as a little boy.
Flag of the Octoberist Organization, circa 1980s. In unissued condition.
Young Naturalist Badge, circa 1960s. In brass and enamels, a very well-made Pioneer award in excellent condition.
Young Dzerzhinets (Young Pioneer Law Enforcement Enthusiast unit), membership badge, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Young Friends of Fire Brigade, circa 1950s-60s Brass, enamels. Flat reverse variation.
Young Friends of Fire Brigade, circa 1950s. Brass, enamels. Relief reverse variation.
BGTO (Be Ready for Labor and Defense) Youth Physical Fitness Badge, Leningrad Mint version, 1961 - 1972. Excellent condition.
All-Union Student Sports Tournament of 1951, participant's badge.
Spartakiada (Sports Competition) Dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of VLKSM, participant's badge, 1958.
Young Activist of Sports badge, circa 1950s-60s.
Sixth World Youth and Students Festival, participant from Kuban' Region.
First Youth Festival of the [Russian] Republic, 1957. Brass, enamels.
Ukrainian Youth Festival, Kiev, 1955. Brass enamels, beautiful quality. Badge for participants, manufactured by the Leningrad Mint.
Sixth World Youth and Students Festival, participant from the Dinamo Factory in Moscow.
Sixth World Youth Festival, Delegate from Molotovskiy District, Moscow, 1957. Brass, enamels, fine quality.
2nd Festival of Friendship between Soviet and Hungarian Communist Youth in Leningrad, participant's badge, 1977 issue. Very uncommon and well-made piece by the Leningrad Mint. Excellent condition.
Kiev Youth Festival Participant Badge, 1956.
IV Song Festival of Students of Latvian SSR, Participant's or Spectator's Badge, 1973. Excellent condition.
Badge in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of VLKSM, "VIP" version in gilded brass, 1968. In near mint condition.
Badge in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of VLKSM, 1968. Manufactured by Moscow Mint. Issued by the Central Committee of VLKSM.
Table Medal in bronze in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the LKSMU (Lenin Communist Youth League of Ukraine). Featuring attractive "revolutionary" artwork, this medal was struck at the Moscow Mint in 1979. In excellent condition and includes original fitted case of issue.
50th Anniversary of VLKSM (Lenin Communist Youth League), Table Medal in Bronze, 1968. Massive 70-mm piece by the Leningrad Mint. In excellent condition. Comes with a period case that may be original to the medal.
Badge of a Recipient of the VLKSM Honorary Certificate, 1978 issue dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Komsomol.
Ukrainian Komsomol Medal to a Laureate of the Contest for Best Student Work in the Field of Social Studies, History of VLKSM and History of International Youth Movement, circa 1970s-80s.
Medal of a Winner of the Professional Skills Contest among Vocational Technical Colleges of the Ukrainian SSR, issued by the LKSMU (Yong Communist League of Ukraine), circa 1980s. A very uncommon award in excellent condition.
Badge for the Construction of the Komsomol Coal Mines, circa 1960s Awarded by the Ukrainian branch of VLKSM for outstanding labor results.
Medal of a Winner of the Prize of Belorussian Komsomol, circa 1980s.
Medal of a Winner of Uzbekistan Komsomol Prize in the Field of Science and Technology, circa 1980s.
Medal for Active Participation in the Development of Coal Mining Industry, circa late 1950s-1960s. Awarded by the Ukrainian branch of VLKSM for outstanding results in labor. Very attractive decoration in excellent condition.
Medal for Active Participation in "Shock" Construction, circa 1960s. Awarded by the Ukrainian branch of VLKSM for making a significant contribution in construction projects deemed to be of utmost importance for the national economy. Attractive decoration in excellent condition.
50th Anniversary of the Transbaikal Komsomol, late 1960s-early 1970s.
60th Anniversary of the Komsomol of Ukraine, 1979. Official issue.
Badge in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Komsomol of Georgia, early 1980s. Made by the Leningrad Mint, this piece was awarded to the Komsomol and Communist Party VIPs in Georgian SSR - as opposed to various commemorative pins available for purchase to general public. In excellent condition.