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Old 11-08-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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Membership books of the OSOAVIACHIM

There have been quite slow here in the paper section, so I’m starting a new Thread. Membership books of the OSOAVIACHIM. Show your membership books!

First (brown). This one covers years from 1935-39. 10 000 000 made!
Second (blue). Covers 1937-46. 1 000 000 made.
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Old 11-08-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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Third (“ersatz”?). Covers 1943-1950. Issued in Leningrad. No information on how many made. Very poor quality in both paper and print.
Forth (estonian). Covers 1941(!)- 48. This one has no “stamps” before 1945. Only 50 000 made. Has bilingual text.

The last three all have a one rubel paper stamp in the begining. So the cost for a membership in the OSOAVIACHIM was one rubel at least from 1939-1945, the years these books were issued.

I doubt that these are all the variants of the book. So show any other that you have!!

Sample of the inside of the Estonian one.
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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How the heck did I miss this thread? I collect Oso and I'd sure like to see what others have in that area. I'll start with this Georgian membership book from 1936.

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Old 01-16-2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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Here is a 1931 Georgian Osoaviakhim membership book.
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:38 PM   #5
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Here is a 1931 RSFSR Osoaviakhim membership booklet.

Hope you enjoyed these. I have a lot of Osoaviakhim paper around here somewhere. I just didn't think anyone was interested.

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Old 01-18-2005, 09:30 AM   #6
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Hi Chuck

Nice booklets! I have always found it harder to find paper items than badges. So it is always good to see this stuff.

Any other types of books, like Armenian or Azeri? I have shown all the diffrent kinds I have. All other Osoaviachim papers I have left to show are badge papers. Perhaps a future thread... :D

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Old 01-18-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
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Hello Kim

This was a good thread you started "way back when", even though you didn't get any response. I can't believe that I overlooked it. I collect Oso as one of my 3-4 main collecting themes, as I said, but these may be my only membership books. I'll look around. Maybe you and I are the only ones interested? If I find another book, you can be sure I'll post it.

I have a lot of other Oso paper, including gramotas, training posters, one or two very good photos and oddball things like that. I also have a number of badges, which were the first things I collected. I have duplicates of several.

I even have a "building plaque" that they put on the outside front of a building when a resident either 1) became a member, or 2) earned a significant Oso award. I have never been quite sure which. Unfortunately, since it is plaster over wire, it broke into a bunch of pieces when I brought it back. It now has a place in my garden, next to some Roman vase mouths and roof tiles, honored remnants of times past.

As for paper collectibles, I enjoy them as much as badges and I have many. I'll be going back to Georgia in nine days, but I'll post more of them when I get back in early May. I would like to see more Oso items on the forum and I would be glad to post some later on. I can probably contribute <i>something</i> to any Oso thread. The more, the better.

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OSOAVIAHIM/DOSAAF Membership Booklets

Hi Guys, I though that I would share one of my Christmas presents with you.

I love the detail to this book with the various badges used as a background to the pages. Plus the stamps to show that the dues had been paid.

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Re: OSOAVIAKhIM membership booklet from 1939

THAT is one nice booklet! :thumbsup :thumbsup

The OSOAVIAKhIM is what, ready for work and chenical defense group or something along those lines?

And the stamps inside indicate a trade union sort of deal?

Anyhow, Santa was nice to Ade this year. I've got a nice early Komsomol booklet on the way. Will share when it shows up.:D
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Re: OSOAVIAKhIM membership booklet from 1939

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And the stamps inside indicate a trade union sort of deal?
His initial membership dues and quarterly dues for the year 1939.

Nice booklet!
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