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Hungarian People's Republic Magyar Népköztársaság 20th August 1949 - 23rd October 1989

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Old 08-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #31
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These final images are of Gabor Peter's signature (lower right on the doc) and the large, raised AVH/Rakosi seal on the lower center.
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Nice things. :thumbsup

Alas, I have nothing to add. :(
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #33
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A Rakosi era Police cap badge (weapons below the star). Two piece construction with hot enamel. The star is slightly off kilter, as was the norm. Compare with the Kadar era badge I've shown earlier in the thread (one piece, cold enamel).
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Of note is Lt. General Gabor Peter's signature, which is by hand. I'll begin with the whole document, then the raised AVH seal and recipient's name (upper left corner) and go on to the "body copy"...
"The head of AVO was a diminutive Jewish tailor with a Hitler mustache, Gabor Peter (born Beno Auspitz), who had previously worked for the NKVD" (Christopher Andrew, KGB: The Inside Story). The author does not paint a very pretty picture (and this is the "nicer" description).:rolleyes:

Very nice set of AVH service medals.:thumbsup The only logical reason I can imagine for putting gold stars on bronze backs was a surplus of the stars (why there would be a surplus, I don't know unless for some reason they were cheaper to make).

Fortunately so far, it doesn't seem that folks have caught on to the idea of changing out the ribbons to get more money for the medals on ePay, but it does seem like new sellers of Hungarian and Romanian items are popping up every day.

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:37 PM   #35
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There has been a rise in interest in the other Warsaw Pact countries lately... probably due to the expense of USSR and Mongolian items. No doubt this will increase the value (and prices) of items from these countries as demand outweighs supply. Glad I got in when I did.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:49 AM   #36
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This is the rarest Hungarian item in the collection at present...a pre-Rakosi communique/letter dated 12 December 1946, hand signed, from AVO (forerunner of the AVH) Lt. Colonel Dr. Aladar Gyuris, Deputy Division Chief, to Miklos Hulenyi stating the following:

"My dear Friend!

I took steps regarding your request. Your case is currently under investigation. Unless any special problems arise, the permit will be issued to you.

Yours Sincerely,"
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Cool. I take it this was not the kind of thing entrusted to the local post office.:)

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:37 PM   #38
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Another "hard to get" item... an Excellent Soldier badge from B.M. (Internal Ministry) Karhatalom. I place it in the early to mid '60's (the organization was disbanded in 1971). A spot of missing enamel (one of the flag's "wolf teeth") and a prong on the back has been broken off but, all in all, a very well preserved badge. There are other levels of the badge but, again, very hard to get- the badges from the army are all over the place, but not so with the Karhatalom's.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #39
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This goes with the Volunteer Border Guard Badge... a 5 Year service award pin. Identical to the service pins of the Volunteer Police except for a green outer band. To date, I have only seen these pins in the 5 year variety.
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Found this badge the other day- an Excellent Soldier of the Internal Ministry Border Guard. I don't know how this badge would rate in "rarity" compared to the Karhatalom version I posted a little while ago as the Border Guard was in existence until '89 (the Karhatalom was disbanded in '71), but I had not seen this badge before in my travels. The back is the standard opposing prong type with nut for changing the level of the award.
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