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Early Transcaucasian S.S.R. Awardas

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Thanks for sharing, Boris! The map is excellent! :cheers:

-Alex

Hello Alex. If you like maps, take a view of that,from google maps:

http://www.maps-for-free.com/index.html

Regards

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Hello Alex. If you like maps, take a view of that,from google maps:

http://www.maps-for-....com/index.html

Regards

Thank you! I have been seeking pictures of all the early awards for years! I have a fair few but this is perfect. Please can you do more; preferablly with ALL the early stuff from Ukraine to Tuval etc....

If you can, i am sure many of us will be gratful to you.

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I have a particular fondness for early Georgian awards. This Georgian Red Banner of Labor was awarded to Mikhail Velikanov. More on Velikanov in a moment.

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In 1921 Mikhail Velikanov led the 11th Red Army conquest of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, now simply Georgia. For his success he was awarded the badge Hero of the Capture of Tiflis. No one knows for sure but it is generally believed that this badge was limited to an issue of around five examples, the others for his senior staff. This badge is attributed specifically to him from the RVS - 11th Army. In Georgia he is sometimes called The Butcher of Tiflis. He was arrested and executed during The Terror, later rehabilitated under Khrushchev. Somewhere around here I have a picture and article from a pre-Terror Soviet publication. I just can't find it right now. Yeah, big surprise there.

Enjoy.

Chuck

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Chuck, that is absolutely incredible! I'd wish I could spill more adjectives but I don't have enough. It suffices to say I'm drooling :P

Congratulations on another extraordinary find! :cheers:

Alex

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Extremely nice! :jumping:

I like all those pins visible on the reverse of the RBL due to the multi-piece construction!

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Here's the obverse image I meant to upload in the first place. It's a little clearer and easier to make out the details. Sorry about that dark one.

Chuck

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Thank you! I have been seeking pictures of all the early awards for years! I have a fair few but this is perfect. Please can you do more; preferablly with ALL the early stuff from Ukraine to Tuval etc....

If you can, i am sure many of us will be gratful to you.

Hello bifter, I was collecting sometime ago images of early soviet awards, the map has as less two years. I will look for in my archives again

if you are interested in. I wrote some essays (they are in spanish) here:

Order of the Red Banner

Soviet Stars

Order of Red Banner of Labour(Transcaucasus):

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Some conmemorative medals

Orders of labour

Regards

(it will continue)

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I have a particular fondness for early Georgian awards. This Georgian Red Banner of Labor was awarded to Mikhail Velikanov. More on Velikanov in a moment.

All you are posting is very interesting Chuck, congratulations. I didn't know this award, it is really nice.

Regards :cheers:

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This is the award "To the honest soldierd of Carelian Front". I have to say that this works are made with the intention of a decoration first sight, to say it does exist (in spanish language) more than a deep work, because this kind of awards have a lot of variants and even fakes, and I am not an expert.

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Some links:

http://awards.netdialogue.com/Russia/Russia.htm

http://www.mirnagrad.ru/cgi-bin/

A very good forum:

http://sammler.ru/index.php?act=SC&c=2

http://awards-su.com/index/ordenold.htm

http://forums-su.com/

http://www.rusorden.ru/

http://www.historikorders.com/index.html

http://www.peoples.ru/military/commander/bluher/history.html

About Georgian Republic:

http://gatchina3000.ru/great-soviet-encyclopedia/bse/015/461.htm

In

http://www.hermann-historica.com/

auctions in Soviet Union section, you can find interesting awards.

In the pdf catalogs of THE NEW YORK SALE auctions, by example in the auction XXII too.

Etc...

Those are the main sources I remember about soviet early awards. Surely there are much more.

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Alex, Ferdinand and Boris - thank you for the kind words. I have very little of particular rarity in my collections but I do have some things from Georgia that most collectors have never seen. This two-item set is my one significant exception for rare items. A few others items are scarce or, if rare, are of little interest to anyone else so it doesn't really matter. The GeRBL is scarce enough that most publications use copies for illustration purposes, or so I have been told.

It may be that I should better organize my Georgian items and begin a Georgian SSR thread/section in our Collectors Showcase forum. I've considered it in the past but I always thought there was little to no interest in Georgian ODM aside from my own. I'll have to give that some thought. I've thought of adding some Georgian ODM to my Iron Felix web site (below) but it might be better received and viewed here.

Boris, thank you for the opportunity to share my things with the forum. You have shared some really nice art here. Is any of it readily available? It would look great in my den. Are any of those badges, other than those images from publications, in your personal collection? If so, my hat's off to you for your impressive collection.

Chuck

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Alex, Ferdinand and Boris - thank you for the kind words. I have very little of particular rarity in my collections but I do have some things from Georgia that most collectors have never seen. This two-item set is my one significant exception for rare items. A few others items are scarce or, if rare, are of little interest to anyone else so it doesn't really matter. The GeRBL is scarce enough that most publications use copies for illustration purposes, or so I have been told.

It may be that I should better organize my Georgian items and begin a Georgian SSR thread/section in our Collectors Showcase forum. I've considered it in the past but I always thought there was little to no interest in Georgian ODM aside from my own. I'll have to give that some thought. I've thought of adding some Georgian ODM to my Iron Felix web site (below) but it might be better received and viewed here.

Boris, thank you for the opportunity to share my things with the forum. You have shared some really nice art here. Is any of it readily available? It would look great in my den. Are any of those badges, other than those images from publications, in your personal collection? If so, my hat's off to you for your impressive collection.

Chuck

Hello Chuck

No, this sample is just of images i have collected here and there, in catalogs, webs, etc... have to be a millionaire to can buy those items and I am poor "hasta decir basta" :whistle:

I don't understand the word "den". If you mean a poster or similar for your home, is difficult to make because the images have 72 ppp (for computer-screen) and for printing it is needed about 200-300 ppp. Anyway if you want something like the map or a diagram or whatever you like to have, send me the text and photos (those one at 300 ppp or equivalent). I would be very pleasured to make it for you. The problem would be maybe how to send it, because this kind of archives are big enough. Afterwards you only have to go to a printing press. As I'm not professional, it would be for free, of course.

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Hello Chuck

No, this sample is just of images i have collected here and there, in catalogs, webs, etc... have to be a millionaire to can buy those items and I am poor "hasta decir basta" :whistle:

I don't understand the word "den". If you mean a poster or similar for your home, is difficult to make because the images have 72 ppp (for computer-screen) and for printing it is needed about 200-300 ppp. Anyway if you want something like the map or a diagram or whatever you like to have, send me the text and photos (those one at 300 ppp or equivalent). I would be very pleasured to make it for you. The problem would be maybe how to send it, because this kind of archives are big enough. Afterwards you only have to go to a printing press. As I'm not professional, it would be for free, of course.

Regards

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Good Morning Boris

I failed to consider that colloquialisms do not translate well. A den, or my den at least, is the room in my home where I spend much of my quiet time where I don't have to share space or storage.

Thank you for the kind offer. I doubt there is any need for that. I have a friend who can do over-sized printing for me. In fact, I have been considering doing just that lately but it is more likely a project for next winter.

Yes, the images you shared are of wildly expensive and seldom seen items. I did have my hands on an Azeri RBL a few years ago. It is an impressive piece.

Thanks again for starting this interesting thread.

Chuck

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I did have my hands on an Azeri RBL a few years ago. It is an impressive piece.

Hello, you was very affortunate Chuck, maybe someday I will do the same with one of this pieces. :rolleyes:

Regards

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Alex, Ferdinand and Boris - thank you for the kind words. I have very little of particular rarity in my collections but I do have some things from Georgia that most collectors have never seen. This two-item set is my one significant exception for rare items. A few others items are scarce or, if rare, are of little interest to anyone else so it doesn't really matter. The GeRBL is scarce enough that most publications use copies for illustration purposes, or so I have been told.

It may be that I should better organize my Georgian items and begin a Georgian SSR thread/section in our Collectors Showcase forum. I've considered it in the past but I always thought there was little to no interest in Georgian ODM aside from my own. I'll have to give that some thought. I've thought of adding some Georgian ODM to my Iron Felix web site (below) but it might be better received and viewed here.

Chuck, I really do think your Georgian items are some of the most fascinating artifacts displayed on this forum, especially because so many are very early and unique awards. This particular group is just so amazing it belongs in a museum (it's probably better you are taking care of it though) :cheers:

I don't think there is a lack of interest in Georgian items. I think the appearance of such is simply due to the fact that very few of us have the same sort of access to them as you do. Maybe the collector's showcase (is that what the photo gallery function is called?) would be a good place to display.

Alex

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