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Old 09-18-2002, 11:10 AM   #1
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Medal "Soldier-Internationalist From The Grateful Afghan People".

Hi All
I wonder what you make of these? I have seen several of these documents unissued but never seen one which I *know* to be legit.
These two are filled in, but not stamped. Is this normal?

Are they real or filled out by someone trying to increase their value? :confused:

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Old 09-18-2002, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hi

First - the documents are genuine. Are they filled by a seller? could be. The hand writing is Ugly, but I have seen something like that a long time ago.

BY AMAZING COINCIDENCE, this pic is from my collection of Pictures.


Obviously one of the documents is a FAKE. Possibly the two of them. Hmmmmm. The strangest things happened in this hobby!

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Old 09-18-2002, 03:00 PM   #3
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Wow!?!
My guess is both fake, I think mine is anyway. I wonder if anyone one else has a card to comrade Rozhedstvyenskii. The Afghans must have really loved him :D

The other one I showed (Peresumko) came from someone that everything I have got from them has always checked out, including some rare stuff. Also the document feels more used, not as stiff as the other one which looks and feels brand new. It also came with the medal which has a bit of wear, so you never know I suppose. But I still wonder why no stamp? The Soviets seemed pretty keen on stamps. :)

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Old 09-18-2002, 05:07 PM   #4
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Gentlemen,

I think all three documents have fake entries. Legit documents have at least one ink stamp (usually two - Russian and Afghany).

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Old 09-19-2002, 04:08 AM   #5
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Pretty much as I expected Alexei. :(

Do you have a picture of a real one?

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That looks better, I think. Issued in 1992!?! I doubt a faker would write that. Of course I wait to be corrected, yet again :rolleyes:

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Old 09-20-2002, 05:22 PM   #6
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The medal "from grateful Afghan people has been unofficially converted to a 5 sided suspension:
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Old 09-20-2002, 06:16 PM   #7
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Tal,

I wouldn't be surprised to see a retired veteran to wear something like this, but such a disregard for regulations for an officer is beyond me :confused:

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I have an old campaign poster for the late General Lebed. He is wearing an M1993 Airborne General's parade uniform and his Afghan People's medal is on the five-sided hanger.

If even he wore it on such a public poster than it must either be a widely accepted "modification" or an official change in the post-Soviet era.

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Old 10-06-2002, 12:24 PM   #9
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Does anyone out there have a clear photo of an Afghan People's Medal worn according to regulations?
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Old 10-06-2002, 08:36 PM   #10
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Hello,

It seems that this document is disproportionately difficult to find relative to the award. This also is the case with two other awards of this era, the Soldier-internationalist award and the Chernobyl award. Is there a tremendous quantity of unissued awards on the market, or is are the recipients keeping their documents, but selling the awards? What clues, such as stamps, dates, handwriting would one look for to determine whether a document was filled out by the appropriate authorities, or if one of the many blank documents on the market has been fraudulently filled in later?

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