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Air Force Pilot badge, 1st cl., 1950-1962 issue. In excellent condition and includes original maker marked screw plate.
Air Force Pilot badge, 1st cl., 1966 type. Attractive Cold War-era wings in excellent condition.
Medal for Military Merit, 2nd cl., RSR issue, with original fitted case of issue, late 1960s - 1989. The medal is in near mint condition, apparently never worn.
Medal for Military Merit, 1st cl., RSR issue from 1970s-1989, with original case of issue and ribbon bar. The entire set is in near mint condition.
Medal for 10th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of RPR (Romanian People's Republic), 1953. In excellent condition.
Tudor Vladimirescu Medal, 1st cl., 1966-1989. In near mint condition.
Order of 23 August 1944, 4th cl., RSR issue, with original fitted issue box, 1967- 89. In excellent condition.
Medal for Service to the Socialist Motherland, 2nd cl. (in silver), RPR issue, 1960s. Excellent condition.
Medal for 30th Anniversary of Liberation of Romania from Fascist Subjugation, 1974. Excellent condition.
Original Issue Pouch for the 1949 Medal for Liberation from Fascist Yoke. A highly uncommon item in very good condition.
Order of the Star of Romania, 4th cl., RSR Variation 2 (non-hallmarked), 1967-89. In excellent condition.
Order for Outstanding Service to the State, 3rd cl., 1970s-80s. This order was usually issued to Securitate state security officers and therefore commonly known as "Order of Securitate". In excellent condition, uncommon for this decoration.
Order for Outstanding Service to the State, 2nd cl., 1970s-80s. This order was usually issued to Securitate state security officers and therefore commonly known as "Order of Securitate". In excellent condition, very uncommon for this decoration.
Russian Orthodox Icon of Mother of God of Smolensk, aka Virgin Hodegetria of Smolensk (Икона Богородицы Одигитрия Смоленская / Смоленская икона Божией Матери), in bronze, circa late XVI Century. This magnificent piece weighs over 3 lbs and measures 10.5" in height. A very early icon judging by the style of artwork and lettering, possibly one of the earliest Russian bronze icons ever made. In very good condition.
Large Pectoral Cross in bronze worn by a Russian Orthodox Priest, a very early piece from circa late XVII - early XVIII C. Very good condition. Measures 4.75" x 3.25".
Russian Orthodox Icon of Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow (Икона Божией Матери "Всех Скорбящих Радость"), in bronze, circa XVIII - early XX C. Nicely detailed small-size (5 x 7 cm) icon in very good condition.
Russian Orthodox Icon of Mother of God of Smolensk (Смоленская икона Божией Матери), in bronze, circa mid-XIX Century. Measures approx. 4.75" x 3.75", showing wear to the high points but still an impressive piece in good overall condition.
Russian Orthodox Priest's Hand Cross, or Blessing Cross in bronze and enamels of two colors. An early Old Believers piece dating back to circa late XVIII C. Very large: measures 13 3/4" tall and weighs nearly1.5 lb. In good condition.
Four-Panel Bronze Traveling Icon (Складень), circa XIX C. A massive and impressive piece of Russian iconic art measuring 41 x 17 cm (16" x 6.5") unfolded and weighing over 2 lb. In very good condition
Russian Orthodox Bronze tryptic containing icons of the life of Christ and of the Theotokos (складень "Двунадесятые праздники"). An early, circa late XVIII - early XIX C. piece. This skladen is particularly interesting because it consists of three panels rather than four (the latter is far more common for the subject of the icon). In very good condition.
Wall Cross of the Crucified Christ in bronze and polychrome enamels (3 colors), circa XIX C. In good overall condition. Measures 11 x 17 cm (4.5" x 6 3/4").
Russian Orthodox Icon of Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow (Икона Божией Матери "Всех Скорбящих Радость"), in bronze, circa XIX - early XX C. Measures 8 x 12 cm. Attractive piece showing surface wear but free of significant flaws.
Large Russian Orthodox Three-Panel Travelling Icon of Christ, Mother of God, and John the Baptist (Deisus), circa early XIX C. This massive bronze Складень (skladen) features uncommonly nice artwork and ornate border; measures 46 x17.5 cm (18¼" x 7") when unfolded and weighs nearly 3.5 lb. A magnificent icon in very good to excellent condition.
Russian Orthodox Icon of Christ, in bronze, XVIII C. The reverse shows a year of manufacture in Church Slavonic style, apparently 1735. Extremely uncommon, beautiful and well-preserved piece in high relief.
Small Russian Orthodox Icon of the Miracle of St. Nicholas, circa XIX- early XX C. In bronze and blue enamel, measures 2.25" x 2". In good condition.
Small Russian Orthodox Bronze Icon of Selected Saints (Икона "Избранные Святые"), circa XVIII- XIX C. The icon includes images of St. Paraskeva, St. Eudocia, St. Barbara, St. Julitta with her son Cyricus, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. Slightly curved in shape, measures 2.2" x 1.8". In fair to good condition.
Award Certificate for Military Merit Medal, 1st cl., June 1978 issue to a platoon commander. Excellent condition.
Order for Military Merit, 1st cl., RSR issue, with original fitted case of issue, 1965-1989. Excellent condition.
Award Certificate for Military Merit Medal, 2nd cl., June 1989 issue to a sr. lieutenant. Note the date of issue: Romanian communist regime fell just a few months later. Excellent condition.
Order for Military Merit, 2nd cl., RSR issue, 1965-1989. Excellent condition.
Socialist Competition Winner Badge, 1966, with original fitted case of issue. Excellent condition.
Medal for 20th Anniversary of RKKA, 1938. A very attractive example in excellent condition.
Excellent Navy Sailor badge (for enlisted and NCOs), 1970s-1980s. Excellent condition.
Order of the Red Star, Type 7, Var. 2, Sub-var. 1, #3203832, circa mid-1950s. Excellent example.
Order of St. George, 4th cl. in gold by a private maker in St. Petersburg, 1908-1916. In very fine to excellent condition, a beautiful WW1 era piece free of obvious flaws. Comes on a golden connecting loop and period St. George ribbon both of which are probably original to the award.
Druzhinnik Armband, worn by civilian volunteers who helped the uniformed police with traffic control, circa 1980. In mint unissued condition, with original paper tag of a Soviet factory still attached.
Partisan Medal, 2nd cl, circa mid to late 1940s. Variation with smooth border and "straight-nosed" portrait of Lenin - believed to be the earliest version of the medal. A beautiful example in very fine to excellent overall condition. Includes original suspension.
Army (Land Forces) officer dress dagger, dated 1957. This is one of the last Soviet Army ZIK daggers made before production was discontinued during the following year. Extremely attractive piece with medium- to dark-toned grip, in excellent condition.
Red Cross Medal for the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. A 24 mm version in hallmarked silver and enamel. Attractive example is in very fine condition. Comes with a recent ribbon that shows wear and adds character.
50th Anniversary of the Belomor Canal, table medal in bronze, 1985 issue. Built by the prisoners of GULAG labor camps, this strategic waterway connected the White Sea and Baltic Sea. After the construction was completed in 1933, it was celebrated as one of the greatest achievements of Soviet industrial program, even though it cost thousands of lives of slave laborers. The table medal commemorating the construction was struck at the Leningrad Mint in 1985 (with a two years delay), and only 850 of them were ever made. The medal is in excellent condition.
Medal for 850th Anniversary of Moscow, mint marked "MMD", 1997 issue.
Medal for 80th Anniversary of the October Revolution. One of the alternative medals.
Extended Service in the Air Force badge, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Medal for Distinguished Labor, Type 2 Var. 2, sub-variation with a flat eyelet, circa 1950s-60s. In excellent condition, comes on original brass suspension.
Medal for the Defense of Kiev, 1960s-70s. A very attractive example in excellent condition. Includes well-preserved old ribbon.
Medal for the Defense of Kiev, with MINT ERROR on the reverse. In very fine to excellent condition.
State Prize Medal, #2501, circa early 1970s. Single-class version in solid 14 K gold. A relatively early piece with a low four-digit serial number. In very fine condition.
Russian Orthodox "Old Believers'" Baptismal Cross, circa XIX C. In bronze and polychrome enamel. Very good to excellent condition.
Russian Orthodox Antique Icon of Virgin of Passion (Страстная) in Bronze with Polychrome Enamel, last quarter of XIX - early XX Century. A far less common image than some other depictions of the Virgin in Russian Orthodox iconography. Measures 4 " in overall height. In very good condition.
Russian Orthodox Icon of Dormition of Theotokos (Virgin Mary) in Bronze and Enamels, mid to late XIX Century. A beautifully detailed piece with artwork in very high 3-d format and enamels of four different colors. Measures approx. 3.5"x 4". In very good condition.
Russian Orthodox Icon of Three Saints, in bronze, circa late XIX Century. Depicts three Holy Hierarchs (Три Святителя) of Eastern Orthodox Church: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. A beautiful piece in excellent condition with nicely detailed images in high three- dimensional profile.
Medal for the Defense of Leningrad, Var. 1, extremely early sub-variation with "Short Horizon", circa 1942-43. In very fine to excellent condition; includes original WW2 suspension with nicely preserved old ribbon.
Badge for Long Distance Voyage, Submarine, Type 2, 1976 -1987, larger version by the Leningrad Mint. In excellent condition.
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.
Excellent Railway Signal Man badge, mid-1940s. The hardest to find badge of the Railway Proficiency Series. In outstanding condition.
Medal for the Capture of Berlin, Var. 2 (U-shaped ring), late 1940s - early 50s. Excellent example on original suspension.
Badge for Long Distance Voyage, Surface Ship, Type 2, 1976 -1987, larger version by the Leningrad Mint. In excellent condition.
300th Anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty Medal, 1913. An attractive example in very fine condition.
Badge for the Battle of Lake Khasan, 1939-40 issue. In excellent condition. Essentially a campaign medal awarded for a 1938 border clash with the Japanese.
Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin, Short Biography, State Political Literature Publishing House, Moscow, 1947 lifetime edition. In near mint condition.
Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad, Variation 1, 1940s issue. An attractive example in very fine condition. Includes original WW2 suspension with beautifully preserved old ribbon.
Medal for the Defense of Moscow, Var. 2, circa 1970s. In excellent condition and includes original brass suspension with old ribbon.
50th Anniversary of the Lenin Uralelektrotyazhmash Factory in Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg), Table Medal in bronze, 1984. Excellent condition.
Award Certificate for a KGB Border Guards 60th Anniversary Badge, 1978. A scarce document in excellent condition.
Excellent MVD Border Guard, relief reverse variation, 1953 - 1957. In very fine condition, above average for the scarce MVD version.
Medal for the Pacification of Hungary and Transylvania, 1849. An excellent example retaining beautiful mint luster.
Voronezh Intermediate-Level Special Police School (VSShM), graduate badge, circa early- to mid-1980s. Excellent quality and condition.
25th Anniversary of the Order of the Red Banner Dzerzhinsky KGB Academy (VKSh), commemorative badge, 1977. In near mint condition.
St. George Cross for Bravery, 3rd cl. in silver, #165345, circa early to mid-1917. In fine to very fine condition.
St. George Cross for Bravery, by a private maker, most likely the Kuchkin Factory, circa 1917-1921. In very fine condition, an attractive piece from the Russian Civil War era.
Medal for 800th Anniversary of Moscow, Var. 1, 1947. In outstanding condition; includes original two-piece suspension in brass with perfectly preserved old ribbon. This very attractive award is the first Soviet non-military medal established after the end of WW2.
50th Anniversary of the Information Analytical Department of the SVR (PGU) Foreign Intelligence Service, 1993. Scarce, officially awarded badge in excellent condition.
Communist Afghanistan Army officer hat badge for a full dress visor hat, larger 60 mm version, 1980-87. Early model featuring a book of Koran. In very fine condition.
Distinguished Local Police Inspector badge, 1987-1991. Near mint condition.
Gold "Hammer and Sickle" Medal of Hero of Socialist Labor, Type 2 Var. 3, #15855, with original case of issue, awarded in April 1971 to a railway wagon factory worker in the city of Kremenchug, Ukraine. In very fine to excellent condition, an attractive piece free of significant flaws.
70th Anniversary of the Unit #7459 (MVD Prisoner Convoy Regiment), commemorative badge, 1992 issue. A very uncommon badge issued to veterans of Soviet prison guard unit that is still active in modern Russia.
50th Anniversary of the First Main Directorate of KGB (aka Sluzhba Vneshnei Razvedki or Foreign Intelligence Service), commemorative badge, 1970. Extremely scarce commemorative award of the spying branch of the Soviet Committee for State Security. Excellent condition.
Order of the Red Banner, 1980-1992 issue. An unnumbered issue in excellent condition. Most were awarded to high-ranking Afghan and Soviet military officers.
Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Type 6, Var. 2, # 493279 circa 1966-67 issue. A distinctive version with conical rivets from the first series by the Leningrad Jewelry Factory. Excellent condition.
Badge of a WW2 Veteran of the Karelian Front, circa 1970s-80s. In excellent condition.
Ready for Labor and Defense badge, early "TsIK" version by the State Mint, #293016, 1931-1936 issue. Marked "Mondvor" in stamped characters on the reverse of the badge ate. Nice early piece with perfect obverse and in very fine to excellent overall condition.
Lenin Centenary Table Medal, 1970. Very large and impressive 67-mm piece in silver-plated heavy metal. In very fine condition.
70th Anniversary of the State Insurance Industry of the USSR, Table Medal in bronze by the Leningrad Mint, 1990 issue. One of the last table medals of the Soviet era. In excellent condition.
Award Table Medal to a Winner of the Socialist Competition in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Stakhanovite Movement, 1985. In bronze with lacquer finish. This unusual medal was bestowed in Kiev, Ukraine by the city's Trade Union Committee and the newspaper Prapor Kommunismu ("Banner of Communism"). In excellent condition.
Russian Ministry of Defense 200th Anniversary Medal, 2002. Shows logo of the Moscow Mint. In excellent condition.
Order of Maternal Glory, 1st cl., Var. 2, #46750. In very fine condition and includes original maker-marked screw plate.