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Bill Garvy

Order of the October Revolution, #83708

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Order Book (#K150498) dated December 25th, 1980 issued to Mariya Petrovna Gorbil’, Order of the October Revolution, #83708, December 16th, 1980, Milkmaid, Chernigiv Oblast, city of Gorbove, Ukraine SSR.

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Order of the October Revolution, #83708, and link to local site where she and other townsfolk are honored: http://www.kulykivka.org.ua/menu/rayonna_vlada/silrada/06_Gorbove/vidatn_zeml/

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Edited by Bill Garvy

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Hello Bill

it looks like a very nice set. I have an award with the number close to yours but I have a question about it.

I realize that this may be better in a separate thread but it relates to the mint stamp on the award.

Could you post a magnified pic of the stamping so that I can compare it with mine.

The reason I ask is that I have 2 awards of version 1 and the mint mark has a rounded profile to the stamp but the version 2 award has a mint stamp that has an angular stamp profile. 

I just want to make sure that it is not a fake as all other aspects of the award are OK it is just the profile of the stamp that I am concerned about.

As the other awards are earlier versions it may not be correct to check it against them but as your award is a version 2 and the serial number is close to mine it would be perfect to compare with.  

I have tried to upload a picture but it is bigger than 2MB so I will try again later after I reduce the picture.

Thank you

Frank

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Hello here is the reverse as you can see the stamping has an angular shape to the characters..

I do have close ups of the stamping but they will have to be separate posts due to the pic size.

Thanks

Frank

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Hello here is the front of the order.

As you can see it has been highly polished and I think a coat of clear lacquer has been applied to keep it shiny.

It looks authentic when inspected with a magnifying glass my only concern is the profile of the stamps used on the mint mark.

Thank you

Frank

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Hello

Stamp detail

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Hello more stamp detail.

Notice how the stamp leaves a narrow point at the base while the earlier stamps leave a more rounded 'point' at the base.

It may be perfectly correct and I am just being an anorak, but I would like to know if the profile of the stamps changed between the two versions of this award.

Thank you

Frank

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Posted (edited)

Here are three examples for comparison all 2nd variation (5 rivets).

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94090

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105074

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This dilettante hypothesizes differences in observable characteristics of the mint stamping are due to the utilization of different stamps.

Edited by Bill Garvy

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