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  1. Order of Merit a A-H buttons.

    Probably,somebody likes and needs these badges.Excellent condition.Clips Ok.You can give me a message.Only 5 together.
  2. 3.Czechoslovak Military Medal for Merit It was instituted 20.4.1943 for the military persons for their merit but not in the fight in the face of the enemy.Simply,it was necessary to honour the airmechanics,nurses...,because they could not be awarded with the Medal for Bravery or the War Cross 1939.Of course, with this medal could be honoured also pilots and all subjects of the Army. The medal existed in 2 grades to the end of the 1940 ies..Diameter od the medal 33mm.Dimensions of the etue 5 x 11cm.There were many producers of the medal.First the medal was produced in London,Spink & Son Ltd.I do not have the version of this medal in my collection,so I cannot show it. But I have the medal of the 1 st grade in silver 800.I am sure it is a rare version,determined for high officers?I can show the certificate only for the 2nd grade.I am not the owner of the 1st one. In the obverse we can see the heads of 3 soldiers in helmets and the inscription Za zásluhy-For Merit and the abr Č.S.R. In the reverse is the limb branch in the rays of the sun. next photos
  3. Czechoslovakia-Order of Falcon

    Next photos of the another Order of Falcon.I hope somebody will like and will want to have it.
  4. 2.Czechoslovak Commemorative Medal-Czechoslovak Army Abroad It was instituted 15.10.1943 in London by the Ministry of National Defence.It was given to Czechoslovak soldiers who served in the foreign units,also foreign soldiers could be awarded with this medal. It was made from bronze,dimensions 36x48mm.The wreath constitutes this medal with a sword and a siiver lion down.In the reverse is the inscription in the Czech language Czechoslovak Army Abroad. There 3 versions of the medal A, London issue .This medal in the picture is with small bronze labels,which show the places of the battles of Czech and Slovak soldiers:.F-France,VB-Geat Britain.Notice the differences later. B,Prague issue 1945.The medals have labels-SSSR-the USSR,Střední Východ-Middle East,and again France,Great Britain and abbreviation SV-Middle East. C,Prague issue 1945-1947.There are some differences,e.g.the lion is screwed with the letter Z-Zineger Firm,and the letters are in the depth. I am sorry but I do not have the certificate dimesions 21x30cm.I have only the Affirmance 10x20cm to Ján Prna and the Permit 7x11cm for Ján Hanulík.Also I would like to add the photo of all my medals in the etuis.
  5. The Order of the Redeemer

    20 years ago I also had some Balkani awards.It is impossible to have and collect everything,so they changed to another collector.Among them was also the Redeemer Order.
  6. I decided to create a new topic,where I would like to introduce the awards of the 2nd Resistance,that means orders and medals for merit in fighting against fascism.I realize it will be a long work-lots of taking pictures,writing commentaries... Please,be patient.Czechoslovak awards are interesting not the only with nice design,but also the number of awards was extremly low.It is my point of view,and you need not to agree with it.All items in the topic will be from my collection.I hope you will find it interestnng to have a look at the topic. 1.Czechoslovak Medal of Janošík It weas institued 14.6.1946 as an award for the partisanes mostly in Protektorat Bohemia and Moravia.For partisanes in Slovakia was the Order of the Slovak National Uprising.But it does not mean,no Slovak citizens got this medal.The number of award is not high,about 450.The Medal of Janošík is made from bronze,diameter 35mm.In the obverse we can see the figure of Slovak national hero,a robber from 18 th century,that took rich and gave to poor.The titlle-Better not to be,than to be a slave.In the reverse -For Bravery in the Partisane Battles of Czecs and Slovaks.In the topic are pictures of the medal with a certificate. The period to honouring with the medal was probably to 1949.
  7. Czechoslovakia-Order of Falcon

    Many thanks for your interest to my topic.I am sorry but I have not seen copies of this orden -military version on the market.But I have one left-original with swords for sale.Probably,somebody will want to buy it.It is in excellent condition. Order without swords is rare:20,50 awards? With swords is not rare:1000 or more awards?
  8. The next one is for Stroinova Ekaterina Vasilyevna,number 83497.
  9. The versions of Commemorative Medals in Gold-bronze gilted.I do not exactly know for whom they were issued.Probably for some prominent persons.I have not met anybody who has them.Or an official issue? The second medal is the 50th Anniversary of the Victory over Fascism.The diameter 3cm. A few days ago I was bidding this rare medal,but when I got the information,my friend was taking part in auction,I stopped biding. The next version of the Commemorative Medal of the 50th Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising.
  10. My Lenin Orders.I hope tomorrow I will take some more pictures.For now 461920.
  11. I hope somebody has been in the Museum of the Uniforms and saw this medal live to compare with mine.Numbers:33,34,35,41,42 in the board. The panel from the museum.
  12. Instituted: 8.2.1955. Awarded: For outstanding merit in the defense of the country, enhancement of defense capability etc. or for good service in the army or police.Awarded about 6000? decorations.Probably a little more.Many orders were awarded in 1969,when President General Ludvik Svoboda decorated the deserved fighters against the fascism. The dimension of the enameled star is 45 mm,the silver circle in the middle has a diameter 12 mm. We recognise two versions of the order. Type 1,1955-1960.Here it is with a certificate,number 581.In the circle in the reverse we can read-Za socialistickou vlast-For the Socialist Country. Type 2 ,1961-1990. In the obverse we can see the new sign,in the reverse the initials ČSSR-Československá socialistická republika. Personally I like this order ,though having enamels on both sides we can find a lot of orders with the damages of them.The order is made from silver,900 purity of silver.The marks are in the suspension. All orders in the topic are from my collection.Very rare are orders with a big certificate.
  13. Please Help To identify Medal

    And what about this on?Is it a souvenir or an award?Dimension-66 mm,weight 120 gr.
  14. I have found some more photos of this award with a small certificate among the other pictures of my collection ,num.281.
  15. It is not easy to addict to collecting these items,I think.E.g.I myself have never seen this award with the certificate at the auctions,or flea markets,either at the meetings of collectors in Slovakia.Of course,it is a big prestige to have all soviet orders or honour titles with certificates.By the way,what is the price for this award with the certificate-500$?