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Large early Soviet propaganda poster "People's Judgement", 1919, Moscow. A Civil War "hit piece" designed to instill hatered towards the ruling classes and supporters of the old regime. Excellent condition.
Large propaganda poster celebrating the victory of the young Soviet Republic in the Civil War over all its enemies, foreign and domestic between 1918 and 1920. "Beat Them Before, Beating Them Now, Will Continue to Beat Them".
Large agitation poster "Aha! Woe to the Capitalist; Rout Him Out into Black Sea", 1919, Kharkiv, Ukraine. A very rare Civil War-period piece in good condition.
M 1881 Dragoon Enlisted Man's Shashka with attached bayonet, by the Zlatoust Factory, 1917 issue. In very good condition. Made in the year of the Revolution, this sword was a witness of many tragic events that followed and was possibly still used in combat in as late as WW2.
Commemorative Wall Plate for the 70th Anniversary of October Revolution, Baranovka Porcelain Factory, Ukraine, 1987. Big size.
Soviet Young Pioneers Brass Bugle Trumpet with Pennant Circa 1960 - 1970 Complete with Mouthpiece and Pennant.
First Soviet Cosmonauts Poster Russian Space Pioneers Yuri Gagarin, Flight Continues Series, 1990. Big size, excellent condition.
Soviet Space Program Poster "Home at Last", "Yuri Gagarin, The Flight Continues" series, printed in 1990. Big size, excellent condition.
Order of Lenin, Type 6, Var. 1 (Leningrad Mint), # 371267 , with a document, August 1958 issue. In superb condition.
Order of Maternal Glory, 1st cl., Var. 1, #53273, with award document, June 1946 issue to a Russian national. Scarce early version featuring wider pendant and counter-relief to the suspension device. The order booklet is also of extremely scarce early type, a special issue for motherhood orders only. The order is in very fine to excellent condition; the order booklet is in excellent condition.
Order of Maternal Glory 2nd cl., Var. 2, #464116, with award document, December 1961 issue to a Ukrainian woman. Both the order and order booklet are in excellent condition.
Order of Friendship of Nations, #35197, with award document, July 1986 issue. A superb set in outstanding condition.
Soviet State Emblem Plaque for a Railway Train Car, made in German Democratic Republic (DDR), circa 1980s. In very good to excellent condition, shows only mild storage wear.
Association of Veterans of Foreign Intelligence Service Member Badge, early 1990s. Awarded starting from 1991 for several years after the collapse of the USSR. Miniature or lapel format but very nicely made, mint marked piece of the same design as the larger 1991 badge For Service in the SVR Foreign Intelligence.
Order of St. Vladimir, Military Division, 3rd cl. neck badge, in gold, by Eduard (VD), 1910-1916 issue. Beautiful piece in excellent condition. Includes original suspension loop in hallmarked gold.
Gagarin's Youth Poster, "Yuri Gagarin, the Flight Continues" Series, 1990. Big size, excellent condition.
Along Gagarin's Path Poster, "Yuri Gagarin, the Flight Continues" Series, 1990. Big size, excellent condition.
After the Flight Poster, "Yuri Gagarin, the Flight Continues" Series, 1990. Big size, excellent condition.
On the Way to Space Poster, "Yuri Gagarin, the Flight Continues" Series, 1990. Big size, excellent condition.
Gagarin's Childhood Poster, "Yuri Gagarin, the Flight Continues" Series, 1990. Big size, excellent condition.
Gagarin with Family Poster, "Yuri Gagarin, the Flight Continues" Series, printed in 1990. Big size, like new.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 1, Var. 3, #137950, December 1942 award to a 22 years old female paramedic of the 19th Rifle Division, Western Front. She selflessly helped wounded and sick soldiers on the front lines during the ill- fated Operation Mars (aka Second Rzhev - Sychevka Operation), a part of the long and mostly futile Soviet offensive efforts that collectively became known as the "Rzhev Meatgrinder". When her unit retreated, she fearlessly remained at her post until the Soviet troops returned. The medal is in very fine condition, above the average for its type. Comes with archival research.
Sky Is Calling Poster, "Yuri Gagarin, the Flight Continues" Series, printed in 1990.
Big size, excellent condition.
Big size, excellent condition.
Medal for the Construction of the Baikal-Amur Railroad, 1980s. Variation with mint-marked eyelet. Excellent condition.
Navy dress belt with dagger hangers for a uniform of a Captain, 1st Class, 1960s- 80s. In gold brocade, of the same quality but narrower than an Admiral's belt, this type was allowed only for Captains 1st cl. (equiv. of Full Colonel in the Army) whereas lower ranking naval officers used belts in softer gold cloth. In excellent condition.
Mongolian Movie Industry Merit Badge (Medal), circa 1960s-70s. A relatively scarce award in very fine to excellent condition.
Small Soviet Children's Flag featuring the State Emblem and "USSR", circa 1980s.
Navy officer dress dagger with "Bulat" maker mark, dated 1989. An outstanding, obviously unissued example is in near mint condition. This is one of the last daggers produced during the Soviet era.
Large Poster of Lenin for 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution, USSR, 1967. 104 x 72 cm or 40.9" x 28.3"
Navy Admiral or Officer full dress belt with dagger hangers, circa 1947-1948 issue. Very impressive early piece in gold brocade with black liner. Comes complete with dagger hangers, gilded hardware and belt loops. In very good to excellent condition.
Order of Glory, 3rd cl., #189418, awarded in December 1944 to a Guards Infantry Private for courage shown in the fighting in Latvia. This extremely courageous soldier spent nearly three years in constant combat, was wounded in the Battle of Kursk, and earned four combat decorations over the course of the war, but still had the rank of Private upon his discharge in 1945. The order is in very fine to excellent condition. Comes with archival research.
Order of Glory, 3rd cl., #72407, awarded in September 1944 to Guards Corporal of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. On the first day of the 2nd Jassy-Kishinev Operation, he led an infantry assault, eliminated 12 German soldiers, and provided covering fire for the rest of this company. The order is an uncommon early version in very fine condition. Comes with archival research.
Moscow Directorate of Suburban River Fleet, Hat Badge, late 1930s - 1941. Exceptionally rare. Very fine condition.
Soviet Merchant Ship Sailor Hat Badge or Breast / Lapel Badge, Larger 32 mm version in steel and enamels, c. 1940s - early 1950s. Excellent condition; includes original maker-marked screw plate.
XV International Congress of Physiologists of 1935, Participant's Table Medal in Bronze, with Original Fitted Case of Issue. Features portrait of Ivan Sechenov, a famous Russian neuroscientist and physiologist. In excellent condition. One of only pre-WW2 Soviet Table Medals. Very rare, especially with its original case included.
Commemorative Wall Plate of the VSKhV Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow, Budy Faience Factory, circa late 1950s. A distinctive decorative item of the Khrushchev era.
Commemorative Wall Plate "Memory of the Crimea", Budy Faience Factory, circa late 1950s. A popular technique (sepia daguerreotype on porcelain or faience) for commemorative souvenirs in the Soviet Union of the mid-1950s to mid-1960s.
Riding Crop, circa late late-XIX C. The handle is encased in Silver Hallmarked "84", inscribed "Caucasus" in Russian, and featuring traditional Niello Artwork. A very uncommon and interesting piece in excellent condition.
Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Type 6, Var. 2, #964915, mid-1970s. This flawless example by the Leningrad Mint is literally impossible to upgrade in terms of condition.
1500th Anniversary of Kiev Commemorative Medal, 1982. In excellent condition.
Lenin's Centenary Medal for Military Valor. Features mint-marked eyelet and maker marked suspension device. Very fine condition.
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl., Type 2 "Starback", #41915, circa mid- to late-1943. Very uncommon early screw back issue by the Krasnokamsk Mint. In very fine to excellent condition.
Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Type 6, Var. 1, "hammer on top of the sickle" version, #417062, with award document, August 1959. Near Mint condition - literally impossible to upgrade.
Medal for Development of the Virgin Lands, Var. 1, late 1950s-early 1960s. Early version with flat eyelet. Excellent condition.
Document for a Restoration of the Ferrous Metallurgy of the South Medal, 1949 issue to a woman. Excellent condition.
Medal for Development of Oil and Gas Industry of Western Siberia, late 1970s-80s. In near mint condition.
Medal for Reconstruction of the Coal Mines of Donbass, late 1940s - early 50s. In superb condition, practically impossible to upgrade. Comes on original suspension with nicely preserved old ribbon.
Badge for Long Distance Voyage on a Surface Ship, to a participant of the Naval Exercise Okean, 1970. In excellent condition.
To Lenin, January 21, 1924; a unique publication which compiles hundreds of photos, reproductions and descriptions of wreaths, banners, flags, posters, boards etc. laid to Lenin's coffin as he laid in state. A rare find for a true collector!
Massive tome, 519 pp.
Massive tome, 519 pp.
Medal for Reclaiming of Non-Black Soil Region, 1980s. Near mint condition.
Medal for the Capture of Vienna, Var. 3, 1960s-80s. This medal is one of the most scarce of the "Voenkomat" series. In near mint condition.
Document for Victory over Germany Medal, early type with red leatherette cover. Hand-signed by a Lieutenant General, Chief of the Main Communication Center of the Narkomat of Defense. The document was issued on 23 June 1945, likely for the Victory Parade in Moscow that took place on the following day. Extremely uncommon piece in excellent condition.
Afghan Medal for Valor, 1980s. In excellent condition and includes scarce regulation ribbon.
Yugoslavia, Army General Staff and Command Academy graduation badge, early 1970s - 1989. Very attractive and well-made, riveted 2-piece construction. The attachment pin has been replaced, otherwise in excellent condition.
Yugoslavia, Military Traffic Police badge, Large Version, circa 1970s-80s. Very well-made, massive piece in brass and enamels. Very fine to excellent condition.
40th Anniversary of Mongolian Revolutionary Youth League (Communist Youth), Commemorative Badge, 1961. Relatively scarce award in excellent condition.
Khalkhin Gol Medal, Var. 2 (flat reverse version by Soviet Mint), 1946 manufacture. An outstanding example with beautifully preserved enamel and silver finish. Includes original screw plate with Moscow Mint logo.
Medal for Victory over Japan, Var. 1 (concave reverse), #11036, late 1940s. Very attractive Mongolian medal by the Soviet Moscow Artists Cooperative. Note the relatively low serial number. In outstanding condition - uncommon for this award.
Medal for 50th Anniversary of State Security, 1971 issue. A very nicely made piece awarded to active-duty officers and VIP veterans of Mongolian KGB. In excellent condition.
Badge for 20th Anniversary of Victory at Khalkhin-Gol, 1959 issue. A very uncommon Mongolian award in excellent condition.
Medal for 40th Anniversary of Mongolian People's Revolution, Var. 2, #36645. In outstanding condition.
Yugoslavia, Badge (Breast Shield) of an Instructor, Air Force Motor Vehicle Driver School, #0377, circa 1960s-70s. Extremely massive and impressive piece in excellent condition.
Honorary Medal of Combat, Type 2, #11775, circa 1975. Pin back version in silver manufactured by the Soviet Mint. Excellent condition.
Order of Combat Valor, Type 1, Var. 1 (with 5 rivets), #578, mid-1950s. In excellent condition. Only 1000 pc of this scarce version were ever made.
Order of Sukhbaatar (Sukhe-Bator), Type 2 (Pin Back), #1979, late 1990s issue. In 23 K gold, platinum, silver and enamels. Highest decoration of Communist Mongolia, equivalent to the Soviet Order of Lenin. Only 1300 pc of this version were ever made. Excellent condition, outstanding for this award.
Order of Labor, Type 3, #6782, circa 1960s issue. Note the extraordinarily low serial number, by far the lowest observed for the Type 3. Replaced enamel, good to fine overall condition.
Architecture of Leningrad Monthly Journal, issue # 2 (March - April), 1940 11.5" x 9", 80 pp. In good to very good condition.
Cross of Bravery (aka Cross of the Brave) of General Bulak-Balakhovich, 2nd cl., circa 1930s. Issued to a member of the quasi-independent, predominantly Russian volunteer force that fought against the Reds in the western theater of the Civil War under the overall command of the Polish army. In good to fine condition, respectable for an award as scarce as this one.
Order of Mother-Heroine, Var. 1, #32866, circa late 1940s - early 1950s issue. Features stamped mint mark and hand-engraved serial number. A very attractive early example in excellent condition.
Soviet Badges: Physical Culture and Sports , Volume 1 of the series by Igor Sysolyatin. This deluxe 294-page hardcover includes most up-to-date prices and is the most complete reference guide on the subject. Published in 2020 with only 500 copies in print, this superb book is bound to become a bibliographic rarity. Russian text.
Soviet Badges: Labor Heroes and Shock-Workers , Volume 3 of the series by Igor Sysolyatin. This deluxe 335-page hardcover includes most up-to-date prices and is the most complete reference guide on the subject. Published in early 2022; unlike the first two volumes of the series, there were only 100 copies in print. This superb book is an instant bibliographic rarity. Russian text.
Soviet Badges: Law Enforcement Agencies , Volume 2 of the series by Igor Sysolyatin. This deluxe 347-page hardcover includes most up-to-date prices and is the most complete reference guide on the subject. Published in 2020 with only 500 copies in print, this superb book is bound to become a bibliographic rarity. Russian text.
Order of Lenin, Type 6, Var. 2, #397719, with award document, issued on the Red Army Day of 23 February 1966. A relatively uncommon Moscow Mint version featuring engraved serial number near the bottom. Note that the number is among the lowest for its variation. The order is in near mint condition.
Honored State Security Employee badge, Var. 5, #6346, circa mid- to late-1980s. An extremely rare variation featuring mint mark in the upper right segment and serial number engraved in two sections near the bottom (no more than a few hundred of these were produced). Excellent condition.
St. George Cross for Bravery, 4th cl., #575455, awarded to a member of the crew of American-made M1895 Colt-Browning Machine Gun, 27th "Vitebesk" Infantry Regiment, Western Front. The award was issued for distinction in combat on the second day of the ill-fated Russian offensive in Belorussia in March 1916 (the operation had been timed to relieve German pressure on Verdun. After some minor initial gains, failed miserably due to inadequate planning). The Cross is in very fine to excellent condition, has beautifully preserved details and shows attractive patina.
Order of the Red Star, Type 6, Var. 3, Sub-var. 3, #1602488, c. early- to mid- 1945. A beautiful late-war example in very fine to excellent condition.
Bronze Table Medal in Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the City of Sverdlovsk (formerly Yekaterinburg), 1973. Massive 77-mm piece in excellent condition.
Nakhimov Medal, Var. 3 (with small numerals in the serial number), #13017, circa 1970s-80s. One of the last Nakhimov Medals ever made. In near mint condition, probably the best we've ever had.
Order of the Patriotic War 1st cl., Type 3, #1047659, 1985 issue in gilded silver. In outstanding condition.
Medal for the Capture of Berlin, Var. 2 (U-shaped ring), late 1940s - early 50s. In very fine to excellent condition. Includes original suspension.
Excellent Tractor Driver badge, early post-war variation by the Pobeda Factory, circa late-1940s - early-50s. In superb condition - practically impossible to upgrade - and includes original maker-marked screw plate.
Excellent Tanker badge, by the MTKh Factory, circa late-1940s. Relatively scarce early post-war version. In very fine to excellent condition, free of significant flaws. Includes original maker-marked screw plate.
Massive Bust of Lenin in Bisque Porcelain, dated 1933. Measuring 10" tall, this impressive rendition in pre-WW2 style by acclaimed Soviet sculptor Nikolay Tomskiy was created well before the party-approved images of Lenin became less militant and austere. Rare early piece in superb condition.
Massive Bronze Plaque / Table Medal issued in the city of Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the USSR, 1982. Very uncommon and impressive 98-mm piece in very fine condition.
Army / Air Force officer full dress belt with dagger hangers, dated 1985. Excellent condition. This type of belt was used very sparingly after the 1958 change in uniform regulations and is much less common than the similar naval officer belt.
University graduate badge, 1946-1948 model featuring 11 scrolls in the Soviet national emblem. Very fine condition: the obverse is perfect while the rivets on the reverse have been repaired.
Order of Maternal Glory 2nd cl., Var. 2, #1115686, circa 1960s. In outstanding condition, nearly impossible to upgrade.
Lenin, full height, a standing statuette in Silumin alloy, dated 1977 and signed by the sculptor A. Charlin. Measures 14" tall. In very good condition.
Finely Aged Lenin Bust in Silumin, by N. Baganov, 1979. Stands 8" tall. Excellent condition.
Order of Maternal Glory 1st cl., Var. 2, #99196, circa 1970s. This interesting piece has the serial number among the lowest its variation. In excellent condition - a beautiful, relatively early example free of significant wear to enamel.
M 1935 Infantry officer visor hat with distinctive WW2 style square visor, 1955. Size 57 (approx. US size 7 1/8). In very good condition: clean, free of major moth damage and displays very nicely.
Volunteer Firefighter of Leningrad, early version in brass mint-marked "LMD", circa 1960s. In outstanding condition.
Order of the Badge of Honor, Type 4 Var. 1, 169941, circa 1952. 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. The serial number is among the lowest observed for this version. In superb condition, practically impossible to upgrade.
Excellent Artilleryman Badge, mid- to late-1940s. An attractive relatively early Pobeda Factory version in very fine to excellent condition. Includes original screw plate.
Excellence in Medical Corps badge, mid 1940s. Scarce early variation by the Moscow Artists Cooperative with the spade-shaped lower portion. In superb condition - likely the best of this version of the badge we have ever seen.
Excellent Mine Layer Badge, mid 1940s. Uncommon version of the elongated early type by the NKPS Factory featuring thicker flames on the sides of the mine. In superb condition, practically impossible to upgrade, and includes original maker- marked screw plate.
All-Union Firefighting Competition of 1985 in the City of Chita, Group B Participant's Badge. Excellent condition.
Firefighting Equipment Exhibition in Volgograd, Participant's Badge, circa 1970s- 80s. Excellent condition.
Firefighting Equipment Exhibition in Leningrad, Participant's Badge, circa 1970s. A well-made mint-marked piece in excellent condition.
Firefighting Equipment Exhibition in Crimea, Participant's Badge, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.