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  1. Gents, Let me preface this post by stating that while this OGII and OGIII are not associated with a Full Cavalier, they are indeed special in and of themselves in that they were awarded to a Hero of the Soviet Union (HSU). As we know, four Full Cavaliers of the Order of Glory were also awarded the HSU title. Less well known, however, is the fact that slightly under 100 HSUs were also awarded the Order of Glory Second and Third Class. This recipient is one such example. These OGs recently sold separately at auction in the former Soyuz. Opening bid on the OGII was $700. It sold for $701. Opening bid on the OGIII was $200. It sold for $251. The recipient was a Guards private serving as a squad leader in a submachine gun company in a Guards rifle regiment subordinate to a Guards rifle division assigned to 8th Guards Army when recommended for the HSU title. He and his men gallantly fought off a large German counterattack on the night of March 24, 1945, using a large quantity of captured German Panzerfausts. They destroyed 11 armored personnel carriers, three tanks, five self-propelled cannons; killed 250 and captured 30 Germans. Beyond his Gold Star Medal and Order of Lenin, the two OGs were the only other decorations he received during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  2. Gents, At present, the inventory of Full Cavalier-related items across major U.S. dealers remains low/static with minimal sales action. Most sales are transpiring in the countries of the former Soyuz. Regards, slava1stclass
  3. Gents, This set to a Full Cavalier is currently available with an American dealer. The asking price is $12,750.00. The recipient was a Guards sergeant major with duties as a forward observer squad leader assigned to a Guards rifle regiment subordinate to a Guards rifle division in the 1st Belorussian Front. He was recommended for his OGI for valor during the Battle of Berlin. Additionally, he marched in the Victory Parade in Moscow on June 24, 1945, and would later serve as a guard at the Nuernberg War Crimes Trial in Germany in 1946. He was also decorated with two BMs during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  4. Gents, A very nice OGII awarded to a Full Cavalier that is presently at auction in the former Soyuz. The current bid stands at $462.00. The recipient was a corporal with duties as a senior forward observer in an artillery regiment subordinate to a rifle division in the 1st Belorussian Front. He was awarded his OGI for action during the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation in April 1945. He was also awarded a CSM during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  5. Gents, The opening bid of $363.00 was not met and the auction ended with the item unsold. Regards, slava1stclass
  6. Gents, This extremely worn OGII to a Full Cavalier is now at auction in the former Soyuz. The current bid stands at $363.00. The recipient was a Guards senior sergeant and squad leader assigned to an independent Guards sapper battalion subordinate to a Guards rifle division in the 1st Belorussian Front. He was recommended for his OGI for valor during the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation in April 1945. He was also awarded an ORB, ORS and two BMs during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  7. Gents, Still available on the well-known auction site. BIN price was dropped to $31,000.00 on March 21, 2021, after having been at $38,500.00 for quite some time. Regards, slava1stclass
  8. Gents, This is one of two OGIIs awarded to this Full Cavalier during the war. It sold at auction in the former Soyuz on March 14, 2021, for $802.00. The recipient was a senior sergeant serving as a gun crew commander in an anti-tank artillery regiment subordinate to 11th Tank Corps. He was recommended for his OGI for valor during the Battle of Berlin. In addition to his four Orders of Glory, he was also awarded an ORS and BM during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  9. Gents, In early December 2019, this OGI (serial number 1966) to a Full Cavalier sold on an auction site in the former Soyuz for $8,091.00. When recommended for his OGI, the recipient was a Guards sergeant major serving as a platoon leader assigned to a submachine gun company in a Guards rifle regiment subordinate to a Guards rifle division. His division was subordinate to the 1st Baltic Front at that point. His OGI, however, was not authorized until December 1980. It was issued to replace an erroneous second award of the OGIII which he received during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  10. Gents, For the first time in several years, there were no Full Cavalier items up for auction in the recently concluded annual "The New York Sale": 2021 The New York Sale Russian Orders Medals Regards, slava1stclass
  11. Gents, Well, it appears Zhukov appreciates the information contained in my first book. 😉 rozenas.pdf (ceu.edu) Regards, slava1stclass Onward to Berlin Cite in Academic Paper.pdf
  12. Gents, This OGI just popped up in the former Soyuz. Unclear if it is for sale. The recipient was a senior sergeant commanding a 45mm cannon crew assigned to a rifle regiment in a rifle division subordinate to 3rd Army. A recipient of the OGII and two OGIIIs during the war, his OGI was issued in August 1955 to replace his erroneously issued second OGIII award. He was also awarded the OPWII, ORS and BM during the war Regards, slava1stclass
  13. Gents, This Full Cavalier "set" is currently available on the well-known auction site. Asking price: $15,000.00. I say "set" because the OGII and OGIII are not original to the group. They are OGs that have been altered to match the recipient's actual OGII and OGIII serial numbers to make it appear as a complete set with the corresponding increased value/price tag. The OGI is original. It was circulating on the market as a loose/single piece some 10 years ago. The recipient was a Guards sergeant major with duties as a radio station chief serving in an independent Guards reconnaissance company assigned to a Guards rifle division in the 28th Army when recommended for his OGI. In addition to participating in the capture of Königsberg and in street fighting during the Battle of Berlin, he was also awarded the OPWI, OPWII and ORS during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  14. Gents, This OGI is currently available at the well-known NYC-area dealer. Price: $9,800.00. The recipient was a Guards senior sergeant with duties as a squad leader serving in a Guards engineer-sapper battalion subordinate to a Guards engineer-sapper brigade assigned to 69th Army. He was awarded his OGI for valor during the first days of the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation in the vicinity of Lebus, Germany. He was also awarded the ORS, BM and, as detailed in my book, was one of the very few Full Cavaliers to have been awarded the Partisan Medal (Partisan Medal Second Class in his case) during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  15. Gents, This Full Cavalier set is currently available with a West European dealer. The asking price is $11,060.00. The group includes many of the Full Cavalier's additional orders and medals such as his ORS and CSM as well as various defense and capture medals. It should be noted, however, that the OGII and OGIII are not original to the recipient, but rather OGIIIs whose original serial numbers were eradicated and the serial numbers corresponding to this Full Cavalier's awards substituted in their place. The OGII in this set is in fact an OGIII that has had its central medallion gilded to represent an OGII. The recipient was a Guards sergeant major serving as a reconnaissance scout assigned to an independent Guards reconnaissance company in a Guards rifle division when recommended for his OGI for action in the Battle of Berlin. It is also interesting to note he received his OGIII for valor while serving his sentence in an independent penal company. This fact is addressed in my book Onward to Berlin! Red Army Valor in World War II The Full Cavaliers of the Soviet Order of Glory. Regards, slava1stclass
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