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While the photo of Marshal Demid (Battushig, p. 22) gives some size comparision, I was still surprised by the size of this thing. For comparison:

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For further size comparsion, D 01, D 02, and D 03 (a?).

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While the photo of Marshal Demid (Battushig, p. 22) gives some size comparision, I was still surprised by the size of this thing. For comparison:

Droooolllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :beer::jumping::beer::jumping::jumping::jumping::jumping:

Is this badge in your collection? If yes, congratulation. This is one I have been dreaming for. :love:

Have a nice spot for it prepared in my collection but this is the only one I have aver seen.

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A nice one just posted on collectrussia!

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After talking this through and looking at specimens when we were in Ulanbaatar, Battushig, Jan, and myself have proposed the theory that what are presently shown as D 03a and D 03b, the gilded and all-silver varieties of the Honorary Chekist Badge are in fact one and the same thing. As with other badges, the gilding is so thin that in many specimens the gilt wears off or simply evaporates on its own over time. This would suggest a single combined variety here, with the lowest serial number observed as 14 and the highest as 975 (the number ranges of the two old types overlapped in any event).

Please squint at your specimens and share your observations and thoughts.

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Don't forget Type 2 of the distinguished KGB employee

Pic: courtesy Collectrussia

Interesting - does not appear to have a mint mark :speechless:

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Below is currently for sale

2 148's??? :speechless::speechless::speechless:

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Pretty sure those are two different badges with the second one being a rather well-done copy of the first??

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Pretty sure those are two different badges with the second one being a rather well-done copy of the first??

If so, then we may have a fake on our hands. Let me post some more pics. Also of an other item that is being offered for sale.

I am not so sure though. It looks identical to the one in B's book.

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Wouldn't you like to have this? Assuming it's real of course.

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Well, I would say we have a problem somewhere... Ed has already posted the one that is illustrated in Dr. B's book!

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Who sells this badges. I have been offered the same badges and gat the same pictures form Russia.

It is a common practice in Russia to sell pictures of orders that they don't have. I am not fallen for it.

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These are just old pictures from my site :-)

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Dr. B. has taken pics therefrom, but forgot to ask before :-)

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These are just old pictures from my site :-)

Well... the D1 is being offered for 4500 USD and the D2 for 2500 USD by a guy named Igor in Moscow:)

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Another view of a D03a. The numbering/awarding sequence is making me think these were made as one batch. Then disbursed over a very extended period of time as the numbers/dates don't seem to really coordinate well. Glenn's example is a very low number but the award book was 1973! I think we have a "reach in the box and whatever comes out" situation. Anybody else have thoughts on this?

All appear to have been made in the Moscow Artist's Collaberative.

D03a: A beautiful badge. Any idea on todays value?

Thanks,

Albert

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D03a: A beautiful badge. Any idea on todays value?

Thanks,

Albert

$700-900,it depends from condition and number.

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D03a: A beautiful badge. Any idea on todays value?

Thanks,

Albert

$700-900,it depends from condition and number.

Thank you. The reason I asked is that I might have a chance to buy one numbered 4XX.

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D03a: A beautiful badge. Any idea on todays value?

Thanks,

Albert

$700-900,it depends from condition and number.

I'd say rather ~$800-$1000.

Dolf

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hmmm for these prices I might be willing to part with an extra one that I have in my collection...

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you wellcome :-) , what number?

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