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Old 03-15-2007, 03:24 PM   #531
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LavricCat,

Alexei goes under the pseudonym NotaBene.

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Old 03-15-2007, 04:14 PM   #532
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Tovarisch Alexei is Nota Bene. This is his website: RUSSIAN AND SOVIET MILITARIA
(Art, I hope this is OK, after all, you do endorse him on the main site.)
$155 was the price for XX RKKA in 2002. Now, a whopping $595!!! Much more than a few roubles.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:29 PM   #533
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They start chasing after eBay, it looks like award is not even real. What's next - pulling listings off eBay???

На аукцион eBay выставлена высшая государственная награда СССР

Высшая награда СССР Орден Ленина выставлен на продажу на интернет-аукционе eBay. Стартовая цена лота составляет $49,99. Как сообщает на сайте продавец награды - галерея антиквариата, расположенная в Бруклине (Нью-Йорк) - орден был в употреблении, но находится в отличном состоянии, «на нем нет ни царапины».

Столь низкая стартовая цена позволяет усомниться в его подлинности, поскольку на «черном рынке», по некоторым данным, стоимость этой награды составляет от $500 до нескольких тысяч долларов.

Торги будут продолжаться до 21 марта. Пока заявок на приобретение награды никто не подавал.

Орден Ленина являлся высшей наградой СССР и вручался за особо выдающиеся заслуги в революционном движении, трудовой деятельности, защите Отечества, развитии дружбы и сотрудничества между народами, укреплении мира и иные заслуги перед государством и обществом. // РИА «Новости»
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:04 AM   #534
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Why is that even worth a press release? They acknowledge that it's a fake; fakes like that have been available on eBay every day for years now. Wow, someone ought to tell them about the Kutuzov and Khmelnitsky copies that are always available, not to mention Orders of Victory.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:22 PM   #535
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Why is that even worth a press release?
Unfortunately, with the two rounds of elections in Russia coming, one this year (I think) and the Presidential one next year, we are likely to see a lot more of this. The issue of patrotism has always been big in Russia/USSR, a bit like environment in the West. A good card to play in the run-up to elections. What I do not particularly enjoy in these publications it's the undertone of 'vile capitalism', 'our history versus profiteering', this kind thing. I hope it's only my imagination.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:37 PM   #536
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Red Star in the morning, collectors warning!!!

ok, so there seems to be a test on our local auction site (eB?y) of just what a "Red Star" is worth.

Some guy from Israel has posted 8 stars for sale. Those without damage are priced at $79.99 and those with damage are priced at $49.99.

We shall see if any of them sell. Granted there are two MzPP stars among the lot.

Let the insanity ensue. BTW, I just love the one that is for sale $90.00 and the reserve has not been met. There are several on this forum that will sell you one WITH research for that price.

Guess I am slowly getting out of this game.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:43 PM   #537
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I don't know about anyone else, but I got a kick out of the title to this thread Would look good on the back of a t-shirt
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:38 PM   #538
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I've been eyeballin' those RS's as well, Jeff. I expect them to sell. I'm thinking demand is starting, or will shortly start, to outstrip supply.
The only other factor I can think of the pitifull state of the American economy (mine in specific) might keep some US collectors from bidding.
I wonder what RS are going for on Euro auction sites? (Off to surf eBay.de)
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:10 PM   #539
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Sometimes things work out ok on ebay

For $61 and a bit of postage, I just got in a red star with a 2M serial number, a nice defense of leningrad which looks real, a pair of private epaulets and a guards badge which, surprisingly, is war time issue.
Probably won't get another deal like that for awhile

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Old 12-17-2007, 07:20 PM   #540
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Nice score! ! ! Those 40's era Guards badges can hit 30 or more sometimes. Tack on a minimum 20 for a DoL medal and you've got yourself a 15 dollar RS. Keep up the good work (and sell off your extras in the Marketplace here ).
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