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Old 11-02-2002, 11:53 AM   #1
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Fantasy Piece

Any body recognise this. I think its a fantasy piece.

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Old 11-02-2002, 05:10 PM   #2
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Chris,

It's not a fantasy piece, but a copy of one of those OGPU award badge, that were given in the early 1930s. Most of them were destroyed in 1933 and exchanged for standard Government awards. I believe there were 3-4 different types of these badges. All are extremely rare. The one pictured is of course a fake.

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Old 11-03-2002, 03:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Alexei.

I have been offered this but declined. It is going for 750 dollars.

He has two, one he is keeping for his collection, he got this off of a collector in Moscow who had been collecting for 45 years etc...close friend of Zhukov use to drop in for a chit chat with Stalin.......

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Old 11-04-2002, 09:38 AM   #4
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Chris,

Say, I think I have deal with that same guy .... ;)

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The Kutsenko and Rudichenko book shows about three of the badges and this is a different design. I wonder how many there were all told? Any idea who issued them?? Was it the actual OGPU or a regional office or a personal jeweller made item??

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Old 11-04-2002, 01:06 PM   #5
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Shawn,

I really don't know. This area of early Soviet badges still awaits it's researcher. I understand that the general practice was that an organisation wishing to award it's employes would order a bunch of those badges designed and made from a jeweller or a factory.

Interestingly the "Blue book" shows the same badge, but without the center piece.

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