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

vBClassified Featured Listings
Echoes of War

Go Back   The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum > Soviet Awards Forums > Post-Soviet States > Russian Federation > Federal Orders

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
HuliganRS
Senior Member
 
HuliganRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Illinois - U.S.A.
Age: 46
Posts: 1,023
Order Of Courage.

This is the Order of Courage of Russian Federation.
It was instituted on March 2, 1994.

Awarded in one class to the civilian and military for deeds of courage and self-sacrifice while saving life, protecting public order, fighting crime, fire, flood, etc., as well as for acts of bravery in military or civilian service. The order roughly corresponds to the Soviet Red Star Order and the Order for Personal Courage. The Medal for Life Saving is the lower medal grade of the order.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg OrderCourage_Obv.jpg (47.2 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg OrderCourage_Rev.jpg (48.1 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Courage.jpg (1.2 KB, 14 views)
__________________
"Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none." Benjamin Franklin
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Member #193
HuliganRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-22-2005, 12:48 PM   #2
dannybou
Senior Member
 
dannybou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 284
Nice one. I saw such an Order on eBay last month?? but the price being asked was very high.
__________________
A collector from Québec!!
dannybou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2005, 01:05 PM   #3
HuliganRS
Senior Member
 
HuliganRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Illinois - U.S.A.
Age: 46
Posts: 1,023
Yes, I remember that piece. It did have the orders book and issue box but the seller wants $850 for it!

A fair market price for one would be between $200 and $350 depending on the condition and orders book.

Rusty.
__________________
"Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none." Benjamin Franklin
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Member #193
HuliganRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 09:24 AM   #4
dannybou
Senior Member
 
dannybou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 284
That's the one. I don't know if it ever sold. Just can't find Russian Federation Orders and Medals as commonly as Soviet ones. Maybe because there is a lack of knowledge of the value for them? Commonly faked? This Order of Courage is very nice, that's for sure.
__________________
A collector from Québec!!
dannybou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
rboomsma
Senior Member
 
rboomsma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Age: 65
Posts: 153
I have seen them selling for $500 to $600 now. If you can get one for $200 take it.



Quote:
Originally Posted by dannybou
That's the one. I don't know if it ever sold. Just can't find Russian Federation Orders and Medals as commonly as Soviet ones. Maybe because there is a lack of knowledge of the value for them? Commonly faked? This Order of Courage is very nice, that's for sure.
__________________
Best Regards
Ron Boomsma
rboomsma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
HuliganRS
Senior Member
 
HuliganRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Illinois - U.S.A.
Age: 46
Posts: 1,023
I guess it depends where you are! I paid $225 for mine.

Rusty.
__________________
"Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none." Benjamin Franklin
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Member #193
HuliganRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 01:01 PM   #7
Dave
Senior Member
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: California
Age: 49
Posts: 700
The thing that always worries me about these is the ability for unethical people to get the award books and put the book and medal together. I wonder if there's any way to research these???

A Russian colonel I knew was awarded one of these for his services as an observer for the 1st House of Military Ministers in Chechnya in 1996. They had a good number of pictures of the presentation of the award, which was quite impressive! The colonel gave me his uniform when I left Russia, but I didn't get the medal. Darn! :cry: :D

--Dave
Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 02:22 PM   #8
HuliganRS
Senior Member
 
HuliganRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Illinois - U.S.A.
Age: 46
Posts: 1,023
The collectabily of the Russian Federation awards is a risky proposition. There is no good book or site for that matter and almost all awards are heavily faked. Alot of dealer refuse to carry these because of high number of fakes versus real awards.
__________________
"Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none." Benjamin Franklin
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Member #193
HuliganRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 05:34 PM   #9
Nota Bene
Senior Member
 
Nota Bene's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New York USA
Posts: 2,296
Rusty,

I believe genuine pieces now cost about $300-400 "over there".

I have seen a LOT of faked medals, some of them had weekly stamped "EC" on the back.

Alexei
Nota Bene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 06:02 PM   #10
HuliganRS
Senior Member
 
HuliganRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Illinois - U.S.A.
Age: 46
Posts: 1,023
Alexei,

Thanks! I guess I got a great deal on mine!
I was offered a complete set but for about $750 (Doc+Order+Box) but felt it was a bit too much...

This (Russian Federation awards) is something new to me but I'm having a blast collecting and trying to track down pieces. I'll be puting some more pieces in this section in the coming days!

Rusty.

P.S. I do agree on the fakes! I've been offered & shown so many fakes of Russian federation awards that it scares you!!!
Believe it or not but according to some Russian collectors, the medal for 300 years of St. Petersburg is close to impossible to locate!
__________________
"Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none." Benjamin Franklin
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Member #193

Last edited by HuliganRS; 02-23-2005 at 06:04 PM.
HuliganRS 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
Order "For Personal Courage". desantnik Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Orders 4 08-29-2013 07:47 AM
Fake Order "For Personal Courage". Laurent Beware Of Fakes 8 04-12-2009 06:37 PM
Order "For Personal Courage". HuliganRS Belarusian Orders 0 04-02-2004 11:22 AM


Soviet Military Uniform Soldier of Internal Forces USSR Original Used picture

Soviet Military Uniform Soldier of Internal Forces USSR Original Used

$188.00



USSR ARMY Soviet Russian Carrying Sling Canvas Strap Original NOS picture

USSR ARMY Soviet Russian Carrying Sling Canvas Strap Original NOS

$29.95



15 pcs Original Soviet SKS stripper clips 7.62x39 Unissued condition Marked picture

15 pcs Original Soviet SKS stripper clips 7.62x39 Unissued condition Marked

$31.98



Brief RARE Military Soviet Army Olive Afghanka Cap Hat Afghanistan. size 53-56 picture

Brief RARE Military Soviet Army Olive Afghanka Cap Hat Afghanistan. size 53-56

$10.00



Gas mask GP5 Large Adult Soviet Russian Military Gas Mask FULL SET *US shipping* picture

Gas mask GP5 Large Adult Soviet Russian Military Gas Mask FULL SET *US shipping*

$19.99



Genuine Soviet gas mask GP-5 Surplus USSR respiratory NATO Modern Filter LARGE picture

Genuine Soviet gas mask GP-5 Surplus USSR respiratory NATO Modern Filter LARGE

$31.72



Soviet Medical Generals Grey Parade Visor Hat -1960' picture

Soviet Medical Generals Grey Parade Visor Hat -1960'

$410.00



Cold War Era Afghanka Winter Jacket picture

Cold War Era Afghanka Winter Jacket

$120.00



Soviet Afghanka Jacket Size 50-3 Captain Rank / Mechanized Infantry 1988 MINT picture

Soviet Afghanka Jacket Size 50-3 Captain Rank / Mechanized Infantry 1988 MINT

$69.00



Soviet Hat picture

Soviet Hat

$200.00




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2011 Arthur G. Bates III