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Old 12-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Filjachenko, Nikolaj Vasili'evich, Guards Captain, 49th Guards Mortar Regiment

Hi all!

Today my new purchase arrived. It's a beautiful uniform with the medals attached. Can anybody tell me more about this uniform. Things like rank etc.

I'm planning on having the medals researched :)
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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As you can see, the officer was awarded a polish medal too. Don't know where it was for but if I'm not mistaken, the award paper is signed by a high ranking polish officer named Zymierski...

Btw, does anybody know what the ribbon means underneath the red star? It looks like an order of glory ribbon without the medal...
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Re: My newest purchase, a naval uniform.

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Btw, does anybody know what the ribbon means underneath the red star? It looks like an order of glory ribbon without the medal...
A naval awarding of the "Guards" title.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:58 AM   #4
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Re: My newest purchase, a naval uniform.

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As you can see, the officer was awarded a polish medal too. Don't know where it was for but if I'm not mistaken, the award paper is signed by a high ranking polish officer named Zymierski...

Btw, does anybody know what the ribbon means underneath the red star? It looks like an order of glory ribbon without the medal...
The award is the medal "For Oder, Nisse, Baltic", it's a campaign medal given to those who fought in the Pomerania and on crossing the rivers Nisse (Nysa Łużycka) and Oder (Odra). Michał Rola-Żymierski was a marshall of Poland since 1945, he was also one of the few people awarded the Order of Victory, however, the document - a quite rare temporary certificate - is not hand-signed bat him - the signature is stamped.
Btw. Can You tell me what's written on the circular stamp?

Anyway - a group with a matching uniform - my dreams. Great find!
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Re: My newest purchase, a naval uniform.

Wow you've got a really awesome Navy captain 2nd rank here. Could you post more pics of the dagger, also with factory stamp?
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Can You tell me what's written on the circular stamp?

Anyway - a group with a matching uniform - my dreams. Great find!
Thanks for your info! Glad to know where the medal is for and what rank this man had. :thumbsup
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:16 AM   #7
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Wow you've got a really awesome Navy captain 2nd rank here. Could you post more pics of the dagger, also with factory stamp?
Here they are!
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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Re: My newest purchase, a naval uniform.

Ironically, if they are real, the defense of Odessa and Sevastapol medals may be worth more than the rest of the uniform put together. My comfort with the uniform truly matching the medals and orders would actually hinge on the dagger. If it is a wartime date, it lends credibility to the whole thing. If it is messed with or has a 70's date, I would be afraid it was put together and would have reservations about the genuineness of the defense medals. At least the crest on the hilt looks right
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #9
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Wow you've got a really awesome Navy captain 2nd rank here. Could you post more pics of the dagger, also with factory stamp?
MarvWe,

Actually, this is either a marine infantry or coastal artillery uniform, in the rank of Podpolkovnik (the lack of crossed cannons on the boards points to the former option).

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Ironically, if they are real, the defense of Odessa and Sevastapol medals may be worth more than the rest of the uniform put together. My comfort with the uniform truly matching the medals and orders would actually hinge on the dagger...
Jeff,

IMHO, you are applying a very strange standard here. Even if the uniform and rack belong to each other, there is no guaranty that the expensive medals were not switched for some replicas.

The only way to tell for sure about the genuineness of each item is to have a good look at each one of them (hint :cool:).

As to the dagger, it is the earlier version without blade-locking button :thumbsup

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #10
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Indeed, close ups, close ups and more close ups!

What are the numbers on the Red star and OPW's?

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MarvWe,

Actually, this is either a marine infantry or coastal artillery uniform, in the rank of Podpolkovnik (the lack of crossed cannons on the boards points to the former option).

Marc
Marc, forgive my ignorance. Are the award docs filled out to someone with the rank of Captain?

Does this line up with the rank of Senior Lieutenant mentioned in your post? (at least i think that's what Podpolkovnik means :o)

Any mention of this guy on Podvig??
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