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hello gentlemen, here's a global view of a group picked up directly from Romania. Everything documented.

and of course, a technical question: I browsed the russian site http://sammler.ru/ and I need some datations. Do you know when they switched from one type to another?

our Russian fellow determinated 4 types about "star of Romania" order:

1st: "plate" star with nice red and blue enameled center

2nd: big relief silver plated star, center with RPR coat-of-arms, "RPR" title above.

3rd: as above, without "RPR" title

4th: as above, RSR variation...

thanks for yours highlights (I know there exist a romanian blue book and a german book about orders...)

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Do you know when they switched from one type to another?

our Russian fellow determinated 4 types about "star of Romania" order:

1st: "plate" star with nice red and blue enameled center

2nd: big relief silver plated star, center with RPR coat-of-arms, "RPR" title above.

3rd: as above, without "RPR" title

4th: as above, RSR variation...

I could only identify three types.

1. RPR enamelled star: 1948-1964

2. RPR metal star: 1964-1966

3. RSR metal star: 1966-1989

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Hallo seb 16trs :beer:

looking at the pictures in one of my auction catalogs, I can give the following:-

The Order of the "Star of the Romanian Popular Republic" 1947 - 1965

or The Order of the "Star of the Romanian Socialist Republic" 1965 - 1989.

The particular model can be defined by the initials upon the coat of arms in the center of the Order.

There were in fact 5 Classes:-

The Order of the "Star of the Romanian Popular Republic" 1947 - 1965

Ist Class, Ist Model, (1948 -1964), gold, diamonds,

Breast Star with pin on the Reverse,

presented in a leather box.

Gold Shield surrounded by red enamel, in turn surrounded by silver circlet with 20 diamonds.

For the moment I do not have a description of the II - V Classes in the R.P.R. era.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

The Order of the "Star of the Romanian Socialist Republic" 1965 - 1989.

2nd Model (1966-1989.)

I Class:-

diamonds on the 12, 3, 5, 7, and 9, o'clock arms of the star, Center shield in Gold, behind this orange enamel,

in turn surrounded by a circle of diamonds*, which is surrounded by laurel leaves in gold-gilt.

Awarded in luxury leather box

* glass stones.

II Class:-

As above but without diamonds in the arms.

* glass stones

III Class:-

Metal silvered main body to order.

Center shield gilt, surrounded by orange enamel in turn surrounded by a circle of diamonds*,

which is surrounded by laurel leaves in gold-gilt.* glass stones.

IV Class:-

Silver-gilt metal, center shield in gold-gilt(?) surrounded by blue enamel circle,

surrounded by green enamel, around this a circle of silver laurel leaves.

V Class:-

Silver-gilt metal, gold shield, surrounded by orange enamel, silver medallion area

in turn surrounded by Silver Laurel leaves.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Kevin's description is for the latter two types of this order. They have similar insignia except for the initials on the coat-of-arms. However, there was also an earlier type that had a red-enamelled star instead of the metal star of the later types.

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Hallo seb 16trs :beer:

looking at the pictures in one of my auction catalogs, I can give the following:-

The Order of the "Star of the Romanian Popular Republic" 1947 - 1965

or The Order of the "Star of the Romanian Socialist Republic" 1965 - 1989.

hello Kevin, thanks! I forgotten the 1965 year when Ceaucescu proclamed the socialist republic...

so the 4th type covers 1965-1989 period.

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As I said, there are only three types described:

1. RPR enamelled star: 1948-1964

2. RPR metal star: 1964-1966

3. RSR metal star: 1966-1989

Do you have an image of the fourth type?

here it is what they call the second type.

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3rd

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4th

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Interesting, it's the first time I see this type. I wonder whether it was an official model or only a pattern from the mint.

this is not specified by this russian source; but I believe the guys from this forum know what they're talking about (Anatoly and Bolgarin post in our forum)

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Greetings to all!

It is pleasant to see discussion about one of my favourite orders.

And also it is pleasant that my work on database creation is claimed. :)

Actually exists much more types and variants of this award. Let's together try to classify. I will post scans in the evening...

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many thanks to Carol who found an article in a romanian phaleristic review.

first conclusion: my 5th class star doesn't belong to the original group: the small diploma is dated 1959. With unnumbered awards, put-up is always the risk...

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