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No scans (yet) but let's keep them all in this thread so we maintain a "clean" forum:)

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So we here have a nice basic 3rd class pinback.

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Ah, the Order of Skanderbeg - this is one of my favorites. First up is a Pr?wema 1st class example made of some sort of anodized alloy:

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...and another Pr?wema made example, but this time a later not as well made flatback. The tip off that these are made by Pr?wema is the pin assembly:

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1st class pinback deep dish

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Just in, already shown in this thread but still, nice to see a 2nd class pinback and 3rd class screwback next to each other:)

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The 'brooch pin is on an attached mount. Am i right in saying this is a type 2 variation 2 by Prawema?

Edited by Belaruski

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Hi Belaruski:

I didn't come across that pinback type until after I put the 2nd edition out. The third edition (which is still in the works) has the 1st class Skanderbeg varieties categorized thusly:

Type 1: Screw back

Var. 1: Made by IKOM

Var. 2: Made by Mennica Państwowa (unreported)

Var. 3: Made by Pr?wema

Type 2: Pin back

Var. 1: Made by Pr?wema, dished reverse

Var. 2: Made by Pr?wema, flat reverse, simple integral pin assembly

Var. 3: Made by Pr?wema, flat reverse, attached pin assembly with closure

Var. 4: Made in Albania (unreported)

Under this classification, yours is a type 2 var 3. I hope that helps somewhat.

Cheers,

Eric

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Visiting Volgograd/Stalingrad and the Stalingrad Panorama / Museum surprised me... a group of awards to - presumably - a VIP Soviet... WITH a 1st class Skanderbeg. Pics soon to follow.

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:jumping: We've seen a few (rare!) examples of Ikom screwback 3rd class Skanderbegs, which are numbered (and researchable *fingers crossed*).

Finally I've managed to get my hands on a 2nd class one... not numbered, however very nicely cased!

So, presumably a first class Ikom screwback type must then also exist somewhere out there. Probably very, very rare considering I've only seen 2-3 of these Ikom type screwbacks second class.

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That is a lovely example, Bob! I am green with envy at your ability to land such gems :cheeky:

Are you able to get a cleaner shot of that case? It looks vaguely like the box you see for the IKOM produced Order of Liberty...

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Will have a look when I'm home again. I thought I had specifically seen Skanderbeg 2nd class written on the box, but my eyes may have betrayed me.

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Revisited the case and it essentially says on cover:

Order

Skanderbeg

Kl 2

... so correct for this order (and custom fit on the inside)

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Another IKOM one - very clean Skanderbeg on front

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Hello,

I would like to add two pictures of the numbered Skanderbeg III Class, recently added to my collection.

It is made of silver; its measurements are:

heigth: mm 48,0

width: mm 47,8

Award no. 3444.

Best wishes,

Enzo

Edited by Elmar Lang

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I,d like to show my very first Albanian award :

Order of Skanderbeg Third Class , type 1 , variation 4

i must admit these are very well made :cheers:

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