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  1. Thank you so much for your input!
  2. Volovonok

    A Heap of Soviet Awards

    I will check the variations I have already got and get back to you if these are missing in my collection.
  3. Would you please help to ID this dagger and decipher the meaning of engraving on its handle? I gather it may have relation to RAF Third Tactical Air Force stationed in South East Asia during WWII. The knife may have been acquired / handmade locally by a RAF member while on leave at rest camp in Darjeeling, West Bengal. What "87466992. Lac. Corke" may stand for?
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    A Heap of Soviet Awards

    Would you please PM me the prices for what is on sale. I may be interested in the Orders of Red Labour Banner and Red Combat Banner. Is Red Star 233588 (Heel type) available as well? Tnx
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    Badges ot Excellent Soldiers

    Yes, these badges were awarded to the lower ranks of Red/Soviet Army only. The first badges were introduced in May 1942 as alternative military awards to the Soviet decoration system. There are 23 badges in total, two of which (rifleman and excellence in aviation) were constituted after the end of WWII. The numerous variations, produced both during and post war. All are discontinued in 1957. General information on the badges (Chrome is able to translate the page into English): https://medalww.ru/nagrady-sssr/nagrudnye-znaki-sssr/znaki-otlichnikov/ The variations are shown here: https://forums-su.com/viewforum.php?f=773
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    Imperial Russian Order ?

    It has nothing to do with the Imperial Russia for sure.
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    Badges ot Excellent Soldiers

    Please let me know, if you get hold of other badges of this kind. I am collecting them, both war and post war manufactured variations.
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    Badges ot Excellent Soldiers

    Hello, Is Excellent Fireman still on sale? What other badges from this series you have got available?
  9. Probably they are right, this kind of badges isn't my cup of tea. Though, what did they say about the enamels?
  10. I don't like it. This is a rare badge which is widely faked. Check the size, it should be 54x43 mm. Check here at the bottom http://www.sovietznak.ru/badge/398 I see difference between these two while they seem to be of the same type. Also note that enamels have been re-laid with the factory chimney and smoke covered. I don't like the engraving either, it does not look fluent enough and the "N" sign is non-typical.
  11. From £150 and up. This is WWII period order so it should be somewhat more expensive than post-war orders awarded for service .
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    Real or fake?

    Original without a doubt. Too common and cheap to be faked.
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    Ottoman War Medal

    Thank you very much for this information. I will write Damir right now.
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    You probably need his name spelled in Russian as well in case you do some search through Russian reference sites. Леднев Борис Семенович (surname, name, patronimic)
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    Ottoman War Medal

    I already did