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I was discussing YPA plaques with BalkanCollector and he suggested that we open a separate topic about them.
Generally speaking I don't collect them myself, but it's an interesting subject so I'll post a few I have around my apartment hoping that other forum members will do the same.

SUBNOR plaque (Savez udruženja boraca narodnooslobodilačkog rata - Federation of Veterans' Associations of the People's Liberation War)
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Considering the date, 20 October, I presume this one is related to the Liberation of Belgrade and awarded by Stari grad municipal assembly.
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Thanks for making this topic Paja and very nice plaques! I will take some better photos of the only plaque that I have soon and will post info about it. I also have something strange related to the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo 1984 which was given to my grandpa and hopefully find out more about it. I'm looking forward to discussing this subject! 

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Don't mention it, as I said before, I don't have many of them and my knowledge is pretty limited when it comes to this subject.
Looking forward to your post, I hope others will contribute as well.
In the mean time here's one civilian awarded to a family member.
40th Anniversary of  the Zorka Šabac 1938-1978
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Here's the Tito plaque which was awarded to officers for retirement. The one I have was given to my grandpa and it had a document which was unfortunately lost. The plaque is fairly big and the box is also very large.

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There's a sculptor's name under the Yugoslav coat of arms. B.STANOJČIĆ

I've tried to find out more about him but it always brought me to this plaque and not the man. I would appreciate any information about him.

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The maker of this plaque is IKOM Zagreb.

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Thanks for detailed photos! I'll see if I can dig up something about the author.

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No problem and thanks for your trouble!

Here's the other plaque which I mentioned. My grandpa got it for 25 years of graduation from the Military-Technical Academy (VTA, Vojno-tehnička akademija). Interesting thing is that the 25th anniversary was in 1988 but the plaque holds a mascot "Vučko" doing a ski jump from the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in 1984. The plaque is almost entirely made out of hard plastic. Vučko and a ski jump ramp is metal. The plaque is wrapped in a plastic foil and it can't get out without ripping off the foil so I didn't take it out. I don't know if it's an official plaque but it's definately an interesting one.

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Very interesting, thanks for photos. This is the first time I see something like that, doesn't look official to me, but even better, it's more unique. If I remember well VTA was located in Zagreb, was your grandfather on duty in Sarajevo at the time he received the plaque? I ask because I can't see the connection between his graduation anniversary and Sarajevo Olympics :)

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Thank you Paja! This plaque is a puzzle for me. 

You are right, VTA was in Zagreb, Črnomerec to be more precise. Today it's Croatian Military College.

He was on duty in Zagreb for almost all of his service but he was never on duty in Sarajevo so it's a real mistery. 

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7 hours ago, paja said:

40th Anniversary of  the Zorka Šabac 1938-1978
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Information about this one was published in Dinar magazine.
Author: Dragiša Marsenić
Dimensions: 105x78mm
Material: gilded brass
Producer: Aurometal
There was an example made out of gold given to Tito.
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Today's flea market addition to my plaques collection. Although it's not what I usually collect, I had to buy it since it's in a good condition and it was very cheap. It's a plaque for 25 years of liberation of Rijeka.

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Interesting find, even the box is very nicely preserved. I've never seen one of those, thanks for sharing.

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Thanks! I also haven't seen it before. I liked it's simple yet cool design, it's great condition and a very low price so I had to have it. :) 

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Paja:  A plaque that came with a group of Yugoslav medals. My understanding is that the obverse is the symbol of the Socialist Alliance of Working People of Croatia and the reverse commemorates the First Conference of JNOF (National Liberation Front of Yugoslavia) at Topusko on 18 May 1944.

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Thanks for sharing, that's a new one to me as well. I think I SSRNH acronym of the mentioned organization can be seen on the front side of the plaque. Could you please tell us its approximate size?

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paja:  You are correct that the initials SSRNH are intertwined on the center front of the plaque.  The plaque is 45mm in diameter. The top of the case is below.  The case is 97mm wide and 108mm from top to bottom.

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Thanks for additional information! 

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