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Old 05-21-2008, 03:57 PM   #101
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Guards Badge

Ciao!

Few years ago I purchased this Guard Badge in Moscow, somewhere inside Ismailowsky Park. Before leaving, I had the chance to show it to a retired officer from the USSR Army, who told me it is a real one and not a copy for tourists.
I hope he was sincere... Nevertheless, please note the marking barely visible both on the screwback and on the rear of the badge. I tried to make an enlargement with my scanner. Thank you for giving an opinion on this badge!

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Old 05-21-2008, 04:56 PM   #102
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Re: Guards Badges

Your badge is authentic IMO, but could be unissued overstock.
The copies I have seen have been fitted with pin attachment device.
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:45 AM   #103
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Re: Guards Badges

RocketScientist,

It is a genuine, late-era badge struck by the Pobeda factory.

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Old 05-22-2008, 03:11 AM   #104
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Re: Guards Badges

Thanks for your valuable comments. The elder soldier was true, at the end...

I have tried to get info about Pobeda from internet, I found products ranging from cars to watches. Can somebody give me some links on the subject?

Lapa, what do you mean with late-era struck? Is it possible that the badgs is from the sixties, as I thought?

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Old 05-22-2008, 05:06 AM   #105
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Re: Guards Badges

RocketScientist,

I think that this badge is 1980's manufacture, and most likely unissued stock.

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Old 05-23-2008, 02:53 PM   #106
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Re: Guards Badges

Well, thank you Lapa. I thought it was a bit older.

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:16 PM   #107
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Red Army Guards badge; dating the award?

Hi!

I was wondering if anyone could date this award? Suppose the roundish shape would point to 1970's or later?

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Old 08-06-2008, 05:42 PM   #108
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Re: Red Army Guards badge; dating the award?

Stahanov,

Make that private minting from the 1980's~90's, and the strangest screwplate I have ever seen.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:33 PM   #109
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Re: Red Army Guards badge; dating the award?

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Stahanov,

Make that private minting from the 1980's~90's, and the strangest screwplate I have ever seen.

Marc
This is an official issue "Guards" badge.

What makes it a "private" minting? I don't think there were any private enterprises in the Soviet Union. I also believe I detect a factory trademark (probably identified as Moscow #127 elsewhere)on the reverse banner below the "GVARDIYA".

I agree that the screwplate is probably not original to the badge.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:17 AM   #110
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Re: Red Army Guards badge; dating the award?

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This is an official issue "Guards" badge.

What makes it a "private" minting? I don't think there were any private enterprises in the Soviet Union. I also believe I detect a factory trademark (probably identified as Moscow #127 elsewhere)on the reverse banner below the "GVARDIYA".

I agree that the screwplate is probably not original to the badge.
Paul,

I meant to say that it was not produced by the State Mint (MMD or LMD).

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