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  1. Feel free to contact me privately, I might be able to help on your quest. PM sent. Dolf
  2. "SB's with that low numbers aren't on the market often, and certainly not at sane prices. E.g. collectrussia now as nr 607 for sale for 4900,- USD." Right. I know. "In my eyes, that's really excessive in the current market..." Well, imho if it wasn't the global crisis, the current market price would probably be higher... "...there are still 1-2 items for which I'd break the bank... a type 1 Polar Star for example." Imho most probably the nicest Mongolian Order, with A 1 (Dr. Battushig's reference) following it very closely. Dolf
  3. "Type 2 - I have taken my 420 (which can be traced back to the most reliable dealer possible in UB)..." I count 4 different hands, him (you mention above), me, a Chinese dealer, you... not counting the awardee, and maybe the possible "middle man", the one who got it from the awardee and sold it to the UB dealer you mention. Now, whatching back, I guess this Order have always been my less favorite, among all Mongolian Orders... Not sure why, probably just personal taste or so Just curious, you got it boxed? It was boxed when I got it and when it was gone. Dolf
  4. WOW! Man, that is the largest stock of S-Bs I've ever seen all reunited in one single hand!!! Just to check if I still have "eagle eyes" for these things: the "ugly thing" you mention (one of those recent ones, right?) is the one on top (at 12 o'clock) right? "I guess (not sure off top of my head) they are still awarded. If they are, it still leaves the question: are they awarding "classic" SB's (using up old stock) or are they issuing new ones?" Good question. Well, if only guessing what would have been logical (or at least seems logical to me), they would have probably awarded
  5. "...or is it maybe a non-awarded one?" Bob, aren't these still being awarded nowadays? Well, at least that's the info I had a couple of years ago directly from the source... unless that changed in the meantime. When I bought #2006, back in 2004 I guess, it was already out there, years before the bank thing... Cheers, Dolf
  6. Hi, 1- I believe it's called "Medalha da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa" (Portuguese Red Cross Medal). 2- I believe it's the "4º Grau" (4th Grade) Medal. The 4th Grade is called "Cruz Vermelha de dedicação" (Red Cross of dedication?) Despite the fact it has a "roseta" (the roset was apparently only used for the 1st and 2nd Grade; not sure if a 1st or 2nd Grade roset, as the only difference is the size, the roset being slightly larger on the 1st Grade Medal), I believe it's a 4th Grade Medal. My opinion is based on the fact the 1st Grade it's not really a Medal, but a Badge/Breast Star, call
  7. And the front of the same piece:
  8. "Type 1.1 (screwback, USSR-made) - Low = 200; High = 49326" Ed, I believe the lowest S/N should be corrected, as I happen to (still) have S/N 106 in my collection. Thanks, Dolf EDIT: Just in case a proof is needed here is a pic, Mr Haynes.
  9. "(A 32.2/M 12.2) -- Type 2.2 (Screwback; downward-curved МОНЕТНЫЙ ДВОР mintmark; Uighur; SN directly below screwpost); Low = 1151, High = 2789; 1941-??" Ed, I believe this Type is not a A 32.2, but a A 32.1 instead, right? A 32.2 has the inscription in the front in Cyrillic, not Uighur. "(A 33.3/M 12.4) -- Type 4.1 (Pinback, silver); Low = 15074, High = 30409; 1970-2003" As for this one, isn't it a A 32.3 instead? "(A 33.4) -- Type 4.2 (pinback, bronze); Low = 31835, High = 39785; 2003? (A 33.4) -- Type 4.3 (pinback, bronze, no serial number)" Same with these, aren't they A 32.4 instead?
  10. "Type 1.2 (as above, but with Cyrillic ?B? mintmark) - Low = 1332; High = 1955" Ed, could you please examplify this? Where is that Cyrillic "B" located? And is that a kind of "B" but as if seen in a mirror, usually seen together with a perfect circle, as for example the one shown on Post #48 on this thread? Asking because if that's the case I happen to (still) have S/N 2015, shown somewhere on another thread. Thanks, Dolf
  11. Jorge, Obrigado I remember seing only the 1st or the 2nd piece from the newspaper collection, man it was so tiny and so bad looking quality that I bought none of those How does the Peninsular War Cross looks like, btw? Same design as the traditional War Cross? Don't remember ever seing one of those! Thanks, Dolf
  12. Ol? Jorge, Have you bought or seen any of those replicas from the collection of the "Revista Militar"? Notice that on the other collection they also mentioned the replicas were finished in gold and silver I'm not sure if the size they mention in the descriptions on the link are from the replicas or the real Orders! Best, Dolf
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    Hi Jaime, Welcome aboard. Very nice figures indeed! Which scale are they? Dolf
  14. This is the site from the Chinese dealer to whom I sold both that boxed Golden Soyombo #420 as well as one ORBCV #2. Both pics with a red foam background are originally mine btw and have been posted here, on another Forum and on eBay quite some time ago. This is the guy from whom Bob bought the Golden Soyombo. As for what is writen in Chinese, either "Sold" or anything else I have no idea! Dolf
  15. Re-salut Christophe, I don't know, I haven't checked the others, only the 1st one and as I wasn't convinced with that one... Je sais, c'?tait juste pour rigoler Cheers, Dolf
  16. Torsten, Welcome aboard. Replying to one of your questions above the Edit function on GMIC is limited to 48 hours. After that period of time no more Edit. Hope it helps, Dolf
  17. Yes, really too tiny... and as far as I can tell from the 1st one (the only one I gave a look at) the quality seemed indeed very poor to me, most probably the same kind as Peter mentions below for the British repros. [Notice that on the advertising of the Portuguese newspaper they announce them as "silver and gold gilded" ( ??? ) ] Exactly what I think. Anyway, thanks to bring this up Christophe. At least the initiative may have had the merit of giving some little info about these awards. Dolf PS: And next time you visit I hope you'll let me know in advance so we can at least have a c
  18. Jim, There seems to be some contradictory references about a eventual ORB 7th award. Starting with the "bible": PMD says that: "The lowest S/N recorded for a # "7" Red Banner is # 6..... A # "7" Red Banner has been noted with S/N 9..." (He even mentions a ORB # 8 with S/N 4 !) On the Shishkov & Muzalevsky book, Vol 1 page 60, they mention (not a full list!) eight holders of 7 Red Banner ! And on page 58 there is even a picture of a bar (I guess) of a holder of 7 ORB, including one with # 7 ! On the Mondvor site they mention that only one ORB with # 7 was awarded, to Major General of Av
  19. Right. Well, during the Cold War the former DDR/GDR was stategically much more important than Mongolia so I guess comrade Brezhnev had to make special gifts for his DDR/GDR buddies to keep them friendly in any circumstances... Dolf
  20. Ed, In the same list of Citizens of Foreign Countries who received the HSU Medal, on Shishkov & Muzalevsky book Vol.2 pages 28-29, there is one Mongolian, Zhugderdemidiyn Gurragcha (according to Dr. Battushig's book, page 34, one of the Mongolian cosmonauts; funny thing is that Dr. B calls him D. Gurragchaa, not sure what the D stands for as in the S & M book his other name starts by Z!) who got his HSU Medal on 30 3 1981. So at least one Mongolian on the list! Dolf
  21. And I'm sure Choibalsan and even Tsedenbal did more for the former USSR and socialism than Brezhnev ever did for Mongolia (not to mention he was a disaster for USSR itself!). Maybe he was a Medals collector Dolf
  22. Just checked mine, also no numbers at all. Dolf
  23. Ed, Is there a number "50" on the "II" ("5" on the 1st "I" and "0" on the 2nd "I"), or is it just my screen (or my eyes )? Have to double check on mine. Dolf
  24. Jim, Good idea! Anyway, if to be used as a reference, especially for new collectors, wouldn't it be easier to concentrate all this info in one thread by listing those pieces by S/Ns whenever possible, eventually with pics, and just pics of those pieces without a S/N, rather than listing links? Just MHO, Dolf
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