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OHHHHHH - I have been looking for a silver award for many a moon - my bronze fell appart after the move - the star became un-glued (literally!) its glued on there with epoxy - or it was simply fixed at some point... but this is another badge I kick myslef for turning down so many examples offered.... Very Nice Find :beer:

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A Rakosi era badge for Excellent Member of the Cooperative. As the back is flat, unmarked and with a standard pin-type closure, I've decided not to show that aspect.

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A very nice example of the "sunshine on a stick" as I liked to call the agricultural awards. ;) There are several variants of the specific awards in the wording along the banner. This is not a very common one as I recall.

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Gents,

This is a relatively rare "excellent worker"-type badge, the "Master of Folk Art".

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This badge was established in 1953 by Government Decree No. 1040/1953. (VIII.18.) and abolished by Parliamentary Act No. XXXI. in 1991.

I think, it is interesting to know, that those who received this badge of excellence also were given a certain amount of money and after their retirement they were entitled to receive a certain addition to their pension.

Regards,

cimbineus

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... And here are the three known versions of the badge:

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cimbineus,

Very nice badges. Thanks for showing them to us.

Regards,

Gordon

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Hello friends

From which Hungarian socialist organisation was this pin awarded? Could you please write out the full name. How long was this model awarded?

Thank you very much!

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The full name in Hungarian is Dolgozó Ifjúság Szövetsége (DISZ) or the Union of Working Youth. The badge would have ceased to be awarded when the DISZ was disbanded in 1956.

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Thank you very much! Is this a rare badge?

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KDVR,

I don't remember seeing this badge before but I don't think it would be classed as rare. The caption below the badge says "Excellent Student". I suspect this would relate to studies within DISZ but I do not know for sure. During this period, if you were not a member of DISZ you could not attend university.

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Gordon

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Gents,

This is the lowest, bronze grade of a three-grade series of badges established by the MTH (Munkaerő Tartalékok Hivatala = Manpower Reserves’ Office, which was a quasi ministerial level institution) and the above mentioned DISZ for students in professional schools, at the beginning of the '50s.

In fact, this bronze grade can be considered a relatively rare badge, but the silver is even more difficult to obtain, while the golden grade is practically impossible to find. It is extremely scarce, just some pieces known.

cimbineus

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cimbineus,

Good to see you back on the forum again! Thanks for the information on this badge. I am surprised to see that MTH was involved in authorizing these DISZ badges. What exactly are you refering to when you say "Technical Schools"?

Regards,

Gordon

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Gordon,

Basically the main initiator was the MTH, as the responsible organisation for the training of skilled workmen. These badges, amongst many others, served this process recognising and rewarding prominent students. The DISZ politically supported this whole thing giving it an overall political “chapeau”.

cimbineus

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