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  1. Using google search and google translator i managed to get 37 pages of English translated documentation about Magavya Seilovna Ismagambetova - much of it far too detailed to post here but her 'history' really comes to life. A few highlights below A retiree went to a meeting honoring veterans and the 20th anniversary of the move of the Kazakh capital city and mentioned: “In life, my curator is Magavya Seilovna Ismagambetova, the former secretary of the Tselinograd regional party committee for ideology. She has a lot of experience working with people. And on the affairs of the vet
  2. Coming back on the large Magavya Seilovna Ismagambetova labor group posted above. first, the lady herself second, earlier pics of the group several steps before it came into my possession... boxes and several Kazakh awards unfortunately went missing...
  3. Thanks to a fellow collector I was pointed to a lot of information available onlne re the Ismagambetova group. She was pretty much a civil service 'celebrity' in Kazakhstan. She passed away several years ago and that added to already a lot of info on her being available online. "On June 7, 2013, after a serious illness, at the age of 82, Magavya Seilovna Ismagambetova, a well-known party and Soviet worker of the country, a pensioner for special services to the Republic of Kazakhstan, an honorary citizen of Akmola region, died." There was also a detailed description of her funera
  4. Thanks Balkancollector - yes, my eyes popped out when I first saw this group. Groups don't necessarily need to be super high end in order to have a lot of appeal. I should do some followup reading though on award rules - i.e. am puzzled why she'd not get 1 (or 2 or 3) Orders of Labor Glory. That award was established in 1974 so that undoubtedly has something to do with it. It sounds like she got her awards more for government service than (more typical for Order of Labor Glory?) for actual work in industry. Would be interesting to find a labor group which covers all three different l
  5. While my main collecting focus is Mongolian and Albanian and Queen Tamara, I find it hard to resist branching out occasionally. Most recently: Soviet labor awards groups including Order of Friendship of People and/or Order of October revolution. In this case, just in, a documented labor award group to a woman (Ismagamyetova Magavya Seilovna?) - lots of enamel with 7 orders! - Medal Mastering of Virgin Land, awarded in 1957 - Order of the Badge of Honor nr329458, awarded in 1960 - Order of the Red Banner of Labor nr 522840, awarded in 1967 - Medal 100 Years of the Birth
  6. With the current economic environment there is lot of items appearing as trees get shaken. Here is what just came into my hands - hero star with serial nr 20 assuming it is not an unawarded bank escapee (condition plus the high cost of such item for the mongolian government to reorder probably means it is not), my hunch is it was awarded to either of these two soviet cosmonauts: Nikolaev, Andrian Grigorevitsh, Gen-Major Aviation, 31.5.1965 Beljaev, Pavel Ivanovitsh, Col, 1967 will require patience to confirm
  7. A nice little group of documents cutting from communist to democrati times to one recipient who received a labour medal (1981), polar star (1988) and a SB order in 1993 with serial nr 1871. roughly around SB serial nr 1800-1825 did mongolia move from communism to Democracy any idea what the 2000 awarded badge was for?
  8. Type 1 hero of labor nr 306, probably awarded early 1980’s
  9. Already had a beige cased first class, here a dark blue cases blue enamel 3rd class
  10. Here is type 1 polar star nr 492 with mintmark NO
  11. Thanks Artan I referred to it as an "exceptional item" on purpose but perhaps should not have called it Albanian Would be interesting to know the story behind who pitched this to the auction house.
  12. I like watching the American Gun Chick vids for entertainment Glad to see there's more fans of this youtube subgenre!
  13. You’ll have to look on the Andreas Thies auction site incl registering to get a password and access to the mid july auction catalogue
  14. This other thread may also help Sure wish we had a SEPERATE dedicated section for Albanian items... like we use to have years ago! And another one to link
  15. Great post / pic! "From those data, a discount of about 20% should be made, which is given only the diploma not accompanied by the respective medal. " - any idea of why this would happen (eg. posthumous awardings?) Quite an impressive collection your friend has. I have a few Hero's but ever was able to see that many Hero of Labor stars which always surprised me as more of those would have been awarded.
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