The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum  
  • Serial Numbers Database 2.0
Enter Here

vBClassified Featured Listings
Katsneison Set
Echoes of War
Sobko Labor Victory
Zholka Labor Victory
First Air Army Veteran Badge

Go Back   The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum > Soviet Awards Forums > Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics > Soviet Medals

Soviet Medals Physical Characteristics, History, Types/Variations, Identification, Collecting Stories, anything relevant to the collecting of Soviet Medals (Медали СССР) is here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2002, 01:52 PM   #1
Tal Inbar
Senior Member
 
Tal Inbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Israel
Age: 51
Posts: 2,302
Medal "For The Liberation Of Prague".

-
Attached Images
File Type: jpg prague.jpg (27.5 KB, 79 views)
__________________
Under the banner of Marxism-Leninism, under the leadership of the Communist Party--forward to new victories in the construction of communism!
Tal Inbar is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-28-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
Lapa
Senior Member
 
Lapa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Age: 59
Posts: 2,404
Taking of Prague

Here is the document for Prague. I believe the document itself to be genuine, I have a question mark as to the entries, although the dates and stamps seem to be fine. My problem here is that this document has a serial number higher by only 20 from a known fake I posted earlier (to a general who supposedly participated in every single campaign the Red Army undertook).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg OPr-1.jpg (17.6 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg OPr-2.jpg (20.7 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg OPr-3.jpg (41.2 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg OPr-4.jpg (48.9 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg OPr-5.jpg (18.0 KB, 7 views)
Lapa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
desantnik
Forum Moderator
 
desantnik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Eurasia
Posts: 2,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lapa
Here is the document for Prague. I believe the document itself to be genuine, I have a question mark as to the entries, although the dates and stamps seem to be fine. My problem here is that this document has a serial number higher by only 20 from a known fake I posted earlier (to a general who supposedly participated in every single campaign the Red Army undertook).
The document looks genuine and I believe actually filled out in 1975. It could have just as easily been filled out yesterday if someone had the actual stamps, but we'll never know. There is little incentive for a faker to do this since people prefer WWII-era docs. A faker could also do this to complete or inflate a post-war set. Neither of these reasons seems viable in your case.

It is much easier to spot a postwar document like this as filled in by someone trying to deceive when they use WWII-era stamps or put a 1940's date on a document printed in the 1970s.
desantnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 03:48 AM   #4
Alfred
Senior Member
 
Alfred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Germany, Cologne
Posts: 624
So, here are the pictures of the Prague medal. There are only a few very light scratches on the front and reverse of the medal (wearing traces?).

The quality of the medal is high but the medal is casted and not struck with a die.

Ribbon and suspension are not soviet production. Under the ribbon on the reverse of the suspension is a marker mark.

regards
Andreas
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Prag 1.JPG (87.2 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg Prag 2.JPG (98.0 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg Prag 3.JPG (64.6 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg Prag 4.JPG (95.7 KB, 12 views)

Last edited by CtahhR; 09-10-2013 at 06:26 AM.
Alfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 06:03 AM   #5
desantnik
Forum Moderator
 
desantnik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Eurasia
Posts: 2,135
Nice, can you show the maker's mark?
desantnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 07:01 AM   #6
Christophe
Senior Member
 
Christophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Paris - Berlin
Age: 57
Posts: 1,189
Yes please, would be interesting to check if it is the same as shown in Mondvor (the sign of the Czech enterprise Zahradnik), as the suspensions shown by Andreas looks far more recent.

Cheers.

Ch.

Pic : Mondvor.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg MOsvPragZag3.jpg (69.4 KB, 29 views)
Christophe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2008, 02:40 PM   #7
Alfred
Senior Member
 
Alfred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Germany, Cologne
Posts: 624
It´s the same markers mark as shown in Mondvor picturer.
The ribbon is not a soviet one.

regards
Andreas
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Spange.JPG (83.8 KB, 22 views)

Last edited by CtahhR; 09-10-2013 at 06:27 AM.
Alfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #8
Bill Garvy
Comrade Curmudgeon
 
Bill Garvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,623
Document for Liberation of Prague Medal, issued on November 13th, 1945 to Guards Lt. Colonel Nikolai Abramov. It shows the stamp of the 23rd Guards Fighter Air Division, and is hand-signed by the division commander, Hero of the Soviet Union Guards Colonel Pavel Kryukov.


Close-up of the signature. . .

Last edited by CtahhR; 04-04-2013 at 07:15 AM.
Bill Garvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 10:31 AM   #9
UQWozza
Senior Member
 
UQWozza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Age: 59
Posts: 432
Re: Liberation of Prague document

Always nice to have documents signed by interesting people e.g. HSUs :thumbsup

Simon
UQWozza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2010, 08:34 PM   #10
Nota Bene
Senior Member
 
Nota Bene's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New York USA
Posts: 2,297
Re: Liberation of Prague document

Nice! Looks like a hand signature.

Alexei
Nota Bene is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Great Fatherland Liberation War Commemorative Medal 1950-1953. CtahhR DPRK Commemorative Medals 12 11-18-2019 07:32 PM
Medal "For The Liberation Of Prague" Congratulary Certificate. CtahhR People's Commissariat/Ministry For War/Defence/Armed Forces Documents 11 01-31-2012 03:28 PM
Korean Liberation 40th Anniversary Commemorative Medal. CtahhR DPRK Commemorative Medals 1 01-31-2012 07:56 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2011 Arthur G. Bates III