Archive ‘Medals & Ribbons’ Category

Russia Top 5 Including the Rare Hero of the Soviet Union

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Hero of the Soviet Union was the highest award that could be bestowed by the state to a civilian or soldier.  It largely replaced the Order of Lenin which could be given for feats that did not qualify as heroic.  During the lifepan of this award there were more than twelve thousand awarded with most coming during World War II.  There were a few individuals who received it multiple times (although only rarely more than twice).  An interesting group of recipients are the Soviet cosmonauts.  It was also given to Leon Trotsky's assassin which is a little ironic.  The first recipient was a little more deserving.  Anatoly Vasilyevich Liapidevsky took part in an arctic rescue of the crew of a doomed ship.  He landed on a man made air strip on floating ice and ferried the ship's crew to a safe return.  The aviator eventually was promoted in his career to the rank of Major General of the Soviet Air Force.  Interesting for those familiar with the trials and tribulations of fighting a war in Afghanistan, the Soviets decade long struggle in that country resulted in sixty-five awards being presented. With the fall of the Soviet Union the award was discontinued although it was replaced by awards such as the "Hero of the Russian Federation".   The remainder of these auctions were among the best selling eBay auctions for the Russian category.

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Bids eBay Item Title - Link to Auction Image Link
54  Soviet Russian Gold medal HERO OF USSR with documents
27  SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDER AND MEDAL WITH DOCUMENT 
28  SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDER AND MEDAL WITH PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPH 
40  Russian Soviet order medal group with document 
Soviet Banner 6 Republics! 



WWII Russian Soviet Navy RKVMF Propaganda Photo Newspaper 5 February 1945
WWII Russian Soviet Navy RKVMF Propaganda Photo Newspaper 5 February 1945
$140.00
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Soviet Medal For the Capture of Knigsberg Jewish officerDocsignGeneral2812
Soviet Medal For the Capture of Knigsberg Jewish officerDocsignGeneral2812
$120.00
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1960s RUSSIAN SOVIET NARKOMAT BADGE RIVER FLEET ENAMEL PIN ORDER MEDAL AWARD
1960s RUSSIAN SOVIET NARKOMAT BADGE RIVER FLEET ENAMEL PIN ORDER MEDAL AWARD
$150.00
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WWII Russian Soviet Red Army RKKA Celluloid Cigarette Case
WWII Russian Soviet Red Army RKKA Celluloid Cigarette Case
$75.00
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CERTIFICATE Military Post WW2 Occupying Soviet Troops Drivers License
CERTIFICATE Military Post WW2 Occupying Soviet Troops Drivers License
$99.00
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Collection Of Authentic Russian Medals
Collection Of Authentic Russian Medals
$116.00 (6 Bids)
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Military Russian Holster pistol Stechkin Bakelite Army Officer USSR Soviet Gun
Military Russian Holster pistol Stechkin Bakelite Army Officer USSR Soviet Gun
$120.00
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WWIIOriginal Soviet TOKAREV SVT 40 rifle coverAuthentic
WWIIOriginal Soviet TOKAREV SVT 40 rifle coverAuthentic
$179.99
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WWIIOriginal Soviet Mosin Nagant 91 30 PU N 2 sniper scope coverWWII 193
WWIIOriginal Soviet Mosin Nagant 91 30 PU N 2 sniper scope coverWWII 193
$74.99
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WWIIOriginal Soviet Mosin Nagant 91 30 rifle coverAuthentic UNIQUE
WWIIOriginal Soviet Mosin Nagant 91 30 rifle coverAuthentic UNIQUE
$249.99
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Deputy badge Supreme Council order medal Kazahstan 194 + doc
Deputy badge Supreme Council order medal Kazahstan 194 + doc
$700.00
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1939 USSR VOROSHILOV SHOOTER HEAVY ALLOY ENAMEL BADGE  NUMBERED+ DOCUMENTS
1939 USSR VOROSHILOV SHOOTER HEAVY ALLOY ENAMEL BADGE NUMBERED+ DOCUMENTS
$159.99
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ITALIAN DAGGER, ITALIAN KNIFE, MVSN, FASCIST

 

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World War 2 Pieces From Around The World

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Its been a while since I checked out the other subcategories in WWII on eBay to see what is selling.  The leaders in this group are the pair of Serbian pins.  The Chetniks were Serbian nationalist and monarchist paramilitary organizations from the first half of the 20th century. The Chetniks were formed as a Serbian resistance against the Ottoman Empire in 1904, and participated in the two Balkan Wars, World War I, and World War II.  The other items included here were big sellers as well even if they all didn't garner lots of competitive bidding on eBay. Click the links to see more details including what these items finished selling for on eBay.

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Bids eBay Item Title - Link to Auction Image Link
17 World War II Serbian Chetnik Badge
 12 World War II Serbian Chetnik small badge
12 WW2 Military Army Jeep Radio BC-659
1 Finnish M39 bayonet and scabbard. Original
1 Dagger lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITALIAN DAGGER, ITALIAN KNIFE, MVSN, FASCIST

 

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Salty World War II Insiginia on eBay

Monday, September 12, 2011

My favorite type of World War II memorabilia are patches and insignia.  This post features four auctions that are worth a second look by any serious collectors.  Its interesting that two of the listings include the adjective "Stunning" to describe them.  Do you agree?

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Bids eBay Item Title - Link to Auction Image Link
24 Rarest Of The Rare Italian Made 3133 SS.Co Arc And DI
22 Stunning Salty Real English 101st Bullion SSI With Tab
2 SOLID GOLD WORLD WAR II US NAVY PILOT WINGS... RARE!
9 Stunning OD Bordered 82nd Airborne Blackbacked Minty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITALIAN DAGGER, ITALIAN KNIFE, MVSN, FASCIST

 

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Rare Russian Medals Breaking Records on eBay

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Its not every day that ANYTHING in the WWII category of eBay sells for $15 grand but when it comes to impressive collections of Russian medals the auctions gods have been smiling.  The #2 selling item on this blog post sold for significantly less but with 22 bids it demonstrates that documentation counts for a lot with collectors.  You will enjoy reading the history lesson provided in the description for the Order of Nevsky medal.   If you are going to do a blog post about Russian medals you have to include an Order of Lenin as it's the highest honor that the USSR bestowed.  I round out this Top-5 list with an Admiral Ushakov medal.  All together each of these auctions went for over $1,000+ in eBay bidding over the last few weeks.

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Bids eBay Item Title - Link to Auction Image Link
1 Rare set of Russian orders and medals
22 ORIGINAL SOVIET RUSSIAN MEDAL HERO LABOR USSR W ID BOOK
1 Original Soviet Russian WW2 Order of Nevsky Type 2
9 Soviet Russian Order Of Lenin T5V2sV1 - RARE!! MINT!!!
31 SOVIET RUSSIAN MEDAL ADMIRAL USHAKOV

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