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Wow. :jumping: Nice! :jumping: Thanks! :cheers:

Gotta squint some at the ribbons. Those quirky spectrum shifts!

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Great looking set you have there Bob... Too bad I don't have the badges to go with the docs.. Well the search is on!!

The best I can do is a picture of the lady above wearing her udarnik and a ribbon bar for what looks like the order of combat valour and something I can't make out....

Seems a little unusual to me but I might be wrong.

JC

I'd say the ribbons are probably a honorary labour medal and maybe an OPS.

Though as happened before, I might be very wrong

Jan

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New high for a flatback #961

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So noted, JC. Thanks.

Increasingly, I am coming to see this as no more than a curious manufacturing variation.

Flat reverse - low 16, high 961

Mirror reverse - low 180, high 5009

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http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_01_2007/post-679-1169327208.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_01_2007/post-679-1169325292.jpgHere pic of a huge document. Unfortunately not a number on the doc which could be used to tie it back to the badge.

Didn't fit on the scanner and I was lazy.

Now updated with interior.

Just got an identical document (as part of a larger group of documents). No reason to show it, but it may be useful to record the date of award as 30 December 1954. Maybe we're seeing a narrow window here?

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After some more discussion here (and in Ulanbaatar), may I offer a revised typology:

Type 1 (mirror reverse, thin silver gilt) - Low = 180; High = 5009

Type 2 (flat reverse, silvered bronze) - Low = 16; High = 961

I'd almost be tempted to see the flat-back as earlier? In the absence of number/date matches it is hard to say.

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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Gents,

I can not add anything to this thread other than pictures and the number, 2418, of my Shocker workes badge. I've just received the first three Mongolian badges in my collection.

Regards,

Gordon

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Erik,

Thanks for your post. Rick now has a new low number for the mirror back awards.

Regards,

Gordon

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Yes, we do have a low number for the mirror reverse. Is Rick now recording these too?

Assume this is 148?

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Just got an identical document (as part of a larger group of documents). No reason to show it, but it may be useful to record the date of award as 30 December 1954. Maybe we're seeing a narrow window here?

1954 seems to be a big Udarnik year indeed. Here another (partial) scan of a document I recently received (part of a larger group). Would appear that text on upper half indicates the reason for awarding.

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I have in my collection N 16 (mirror reverse). I not can upload my file.... :banger: Sorry, look at this: http://aaaa.MoiFoto.ru/17069/f363057

Thanks Sparks - really would be great if you could post detailed pics of your big collection here on GMIC (also of documents) - I'm sure it would help us (and maybe you as well) to learn new things and/or just enoy the great items you have :cheers:

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I have in my collection N 16 (mirror reverse). I not can upload my file.... :banger: Sorry, look at this: http://aaaa.MoiFoto.ru/17069/f363057

Sparks,

If you are having problems uploading your pictures it may be because of the size. There is a rather small size limit for new member. Unfortunately,I can not remember what this size limit is. Perhaps someone else can assist here. There is also a place on the forum where you can practice uloading photos.

Regards,

Gordon

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I'd be glad to help resize and post pictures. (<110k)

JC

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ОК, thanks for council and helping. I will necessarily take advantage of it. As it is long necessary to be in a category "Probationary Membership"?

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Just in - nice brown udarnik doc with pic!

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Now for some Shockworkers - shown in numeric order

#355

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