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  1. Hello, I understand, that so called Pilot -Cosmonaut badge is not an official badge but a privately made badge to make profit. Can you clarify? Regards
  2. Hello, according to an article published two years ago by Central military archives Prague, it was first produced 500 pieces of the medal and shortly after another 300 pieces. There is no difference between both emmisions. From documents available it is clear, that no further medals were produced. Till June 2nd 1949 596 pieces was awarded. It is quite probale, that some medals were awarded later. Regards Jan See: http://www.vuapraha.cz/sites/default/files/documents/rocenka_vha_2014.pdf
  3. Poland help with this?

    Hello, ČSR means Československá Republika (Czechoslovak Republic), not socialist. This was an official abbreviation of the country since 1918. I have never seen such a badge before but it seems to be so called patriotic badge, I estimate from WW2 era, when different exile organisations were issuing them in big quantities. The name of the country was changed 1961 on Československá Socialistická Republika (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic), abbrevation ČSSR. In the years 1990 - 1992 the name was changed on Česká a Slovenská Federativní Republika, abbrevation ČSFR. Since 1992 the name is Česká Republika (Czech Republic), abbrevation ČR. All these abbrevations are used on medals. Regards Jan
  4. Poland help with this?

    Hello, CSR means Czechoslovak Republic, not socialist. This was an official abbreviation of the country since 1918. I have never seen such a badge before but it seems to be so called patriotic badge, I estimate from WW2 era, when different exile organisations were issuing them in big quantities. Regards Jan
  5. Hello guys, can someone tell me, if these medals are originals or not? And what would be their price? Regards Jan
  6. Greece

    Hello, I have a small collection of Greek ODM. All pieces have different lenghts of ribbons. Does anybody know, if there is some regulation what should be the ribbon lenght? Regards Jan
  7. Greece

  8. Hello, the weight of my star is 112 grams. regards Jan By the way, can you tell us who is the buyer to beware?
  9. Thanks, they were expensive.
  10. Hi, these medals are quite common, cheap. Have a look on ebay. Regards Jan
  11. Czech victory medal.

    Hello Alex, nothing wrong. It is an original piece. Regards Jan
  12. Hello guys, I have decided to improve my small Greek collection. Can you advice some Greek dealers? Thanks. Jan
  13. Greek dealers

    Thanks, I will try them. Somebody else?
  14. Identification required

    Hello friends, one dealer is offering me two Chinese (?) orders. They are nice, I like them but I dont have any knowledge about this area. So I would highly appreciate replies on my following questions: what is it what are the correct ribbons, is it possible to buy them what mean the inscriptions on orders originals or fakes fair price Thanks Jan
  15. Identification required

    Thank you very much guys
  16. You are right Owain, normal simple envolope is not sufficient for such a heavy book. But I wanted to show the size and the number of post stamps. Jan
  17. Hello, I have finally received the book. Unfortunately I can not read Arabic but most probaly there is not too much informations inside. Quality of pictures is poor, but I'm glad I have it, because there are several medals included that I never seen elsewhere. I do not write this post here to tell you that I have also bought the book, but to show you the envelope in which it came. Regards Jan
  18. red order of the labor cssr

    Hello Daniel, the corect name is Order of Labor( no red). Your piece is from period of 1961 - 1989. Totaly 8 870 pieces were awarded. Before 1961 when the design was altered (ČSSR instead of ČSR) 1 531 pices were awarded. It is a question, whether orders with old symbols were used after 1961 or not. After the fall of communist régime some 1 600 unawarded pieces remained in the Presidential office and were sold in a public auction. If you give me the number of order(I am not able to read it from your picture) I will give you the name of receipent. This order is common and sells at some USD 70,-. More details you can find here. http://www.vyznamenani.net/?page_id=31 Regards Jan
  19. Hello Paul, the Order of February 25, 1948 has been awarded once in 1949 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the communist takeover , mostly to members of the police and high party officials. Only very rarely it was awarded later. The order was managed by the Interior Ministry. After the fall of the comunist regime in 1990, one local dealer managed to obtain unawarded specimens, blank diplomas and a list of awarded persons.I kept the list in my hands but I failed to buy it. To my surprise the list contained all details, ie. date, name, merits etc. but not the class of the order. So nobody knows how many stars of 1st class was awarded. The dealer was selling them for low prices. The first class at USD 100, -, what was more than the average monthly salary here, the bronze medal at USD 3,50 and a silver at USD 7, -. I have bought five stars and ten medals of each. However, the stars of the first class are rare, they are sold in auctions at USD 1 000,-. The bigest local dealer, Aurea Numismatika, is offering the star at USD 1 150,- , see http://www.numismatika.info/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=4503&category_id=36&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=81 Unfortunately I am not able to give you more details. Regards Jan
  20. Hello, can anybody give some details? Thanks
  21. Egypt - identification needed

    Thanks to much Jeff.
  22. Hello everybody, I have many years the following nice badge. It seems it should be Danish, maybe not military. Can somebody tell me more informations? Thanks. Regards Jan
  23. Hi, unfortunately there is no book on Czechoslovak ODM available. It is a pity, because they are nice and well made. To improve their immage among collectors I will show some of them. Let´s start with one of oldest awards called Czechoslovak Revolutionary Medal (Československá revoluční medaile), which was established by Presidential Decree dated 1st December 1918. Medal is made from bronze, the author of design was famous French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. First pieces were produced in France, following restrikes in Czechoslovakia by different producers. The width is 41-44 mm, the hight 47 mm. The width of ribbon is 38-41 mm. Several variants exist, dark bronze, light bronze, gilt, holow construction, with(without) designer´s initials etc. Several metal bars can be placed on the ribbon, numbers of regiments, places of service and battles, linden leafs or twigs. Veterans often did not follow rules and gave incorrect symbols on their medals. This medal is quite common, fakes dont exist . Jan