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  1. It says "белгиску држављанку" which means "the Belgian citizen". Unfortunately, there isn't anything on the document that indicates for which merits was she awarded.
  2. Those that are currently offered on ebay are all 3rd classes and I don't see any 2nd class of this early type for sale. Those early 3rd classes are cheap and would be in the entry level collector's range. The early 2nd classes aren't that cheap but they also aren't too expensive either but they aren't that easy to find.
  3. Unfortunately no. Until recently I thought they were, even though they don't have any silver hallmarks but a fellow forum member pointed out to me that these aren't in fact made of silver. Here's another early second class of this order posted by Paja, numbered #411.
  4. I decided to create this topic to share my early Order of Labour 2nd class, a rare screwback version with a low number. I hope to turn this topic into a small forum database of this order (only screwback versions) since these are getting harder and harder to find so if you have one and if you're willing to share it with the community, feel free to post some pictures. Also, what's the highest number you've seen on these? The highest I've seen was in a #1,6XX range. Here's my boxed example numbered #462. It came in a group of the holder of the Partisan Remembrance Award 1941 but sad
  5. Milutin Morača (on the left) wearing his Kutuzov 2nd class. He is general-major on this photo unlike the quoted one when he was a pukovnik (colonel).
  6. Here's another photo of Peko Dapčević (on the right) wearing his Suvorov 2nd class.
  7. I'd like to update the list of recipients since I've found more names as well as dates and ranks for most of them at the time they got the award. Order of Kutuzov 1st class: 1. Bakarić Vladimir (15.10.1945.) 2. Čolaković Rodoljub (15.10.1945.) 3. general-lajtnant Dapčević Peko (15.10.1945.) 4. general-lajtnant Đilas Milovan (5.9.1944.) 5. Hebrang Andrija (15.10.1945.) 6. general-lajtnant Jovanović Arso (5.9.1944.) 7. Jovanović Blažo (15.10.1945.) 8. Kidrič Boris (15.10.1945.) 9. Kovačević Sava (posthumously) 10. general-lajtnant Milutinovi
  8. After some time, I'd like to update the list since I've found two more names and dates for the second class, plus an additional nine recipients of the third class. I've changed the format of the list which includes the recipients rank at the time he got the award. Order of Suvorov 1st class: 1. maršal Broz Josip (5.9.1944.) 2. general armije Gošnjak Ivan (20.6.1956.) 3. general-lajtnant Jovanović Arso (15.10.1945.) 4. general-lajtnant Popović Koča (15.10.1945.) general-lajtnant Ranković Aleksandar (15.10.1945.) Order of Suvorov 2nd class: 1. general-majo
  9. Wasn't this cross established in 1916? Karl became the emperor in November 1916. EDIT: Seems like we've replied at the same time. @GdC26
  10. What an amazing mapcase and a very amazing project! I have my grandpa's leather mapcase (Yugoslav People's Army) and it still has a lot of pencils, erasers, rulers and other stuff that he used. Not as cool as your piece though since it's much more common.
  11. Thank you for sharing these amazing pieces from your collection!
  12. Thank you for your quick response! The spying industry was blooming at the time so no wonder it had its representatives in the fair.
  13. Can someone help me identify this Czechoslovak badge with a year 1946 on it? It has a maker mark KARNET KYSELY on the back.
  14. Very nice badge! It's a youth railway 1947 shock worker badge. These are rarer than the regular shock worker badges with a year only. I've seen them go for as much as 20€.
  15. We're talking about some very expensive bananas here. 😂
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