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Gerd Becker

Labor Awards of the USSR

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Hi everyone,

to add some company to the few threads in this area, i though, i show some Soviet Labor Awards.

Lets begin with the earliest Labor award, established in September 1928, the Red Banner of Labor. Like the most of the soviet orders the early versions of this award were on a screwback and were changed to a five-sided suspension after the regulations changed in June 1943.

The shown example is a so called "Long Oval" Type 3 variation 2, which was the type, that followed the screwback versions of this order and was still very similar to them. Later versions were smaller like you can see on the comparison with a Type 6 ORBL in the next post.

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This is an award book, which came with a late Type 6 ORBL. Unfortuately the most of the later books came without a photo of the recipient.

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The next Soviet Labor award, i want to show, is the Order of Labor Glory, which was institutet in January 1974 and was given in three classes. The shown example is a third class (second version). On earlier Examples the Hammer and Sickel were attached with two rivets. Later versions were made in one piece. The obvious difference between the classes is, that the 2nd class has a blue enameled center and the 1st class a red enameled center. Someone, who got all three classes of this order was called a "Cavalier of the Order of Labor Glory" and had the same privileges like a Hero of the Soviet Union.

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Guest Darrell

Here's my Order of Labour Glory 3rd Class Type 2:

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Guest Darrell

Here's my Red Banner of Labour Type 3 Variation2:

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Guest Darrell

Here's my Medal for a Veteran of Labour:

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Guest Darrell

Very nice, Darrel. I can?t see the number on the ORBL, what is it?

Gerd

Hi Gerd,

The number is "89111" ....

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The next one is a Medal for Valiant Labor Type 2 Variation 2 (unnumbered) These are made from silver and have very nice enamel. Earlier version were numbered.

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This is the Medal for Distinguished Labor. Like the Medal for Valiant Labor its a Type 2 Variation 2 unnumberd and earlier version were numbered.

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Guest Darrell

Eeek ... I have so many I cant remember what I've got ohmy.gif

Oh well ... here is my Valiant Labour as well: smile.gif

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Guest Darrell

Also ... my Medal for Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945:

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