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Synopsis: This book is the first of its kind, in any language, to catalog by type, variation and serial number, the wide variety of Soviet orders and medals. The book explains not only the history of each award, but the official statutes and regulations governing them, and contains over 630 color and 50 b/w photographs. The obverse and reverse of each type and variation are illustrated, as well as soldiers, sailors and civilians wearing their decorations. Rarity ratings are assigned to each type and variation and there is a separate chapter for the examination of items associated with Soviet orders and medals. There is also a section within each chapter which examines fakes that have been observed by the authors. This reference will be a valuable guide for the Soviet order and medal collector or anyone interested in this unique aspect of Soviet History.
Review: This is one of the most important medal books of the decade. Finally, we have an authoritative and complete book on Soviet orders and medals............This book will absolutely be the "bible" for collectors of Soviet orders and medals, and that is only to be expected. However, it will also open up the field to new collectors as well by giving them information not previousely available and by reducing - if not eliminating - the risk of getting stung by bad material. Even if you don't collect Soviet material, I strongly recommend adding this book to your library if for no other reason than because it is so well done, so impressive, and so interesting! -- The Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America, August-September, 1997
Title: The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders & ...
Publisher: Lorton, Virginia, U.S.A.: Historical Research Llc
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: As New
Book Description Historical Research, Arlington, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Outstanding reference cataloging by type, variation and serial number the wide variety of Soviet orders and medals. 409pp., 630 color and 50 black/white illustrations. Near fine in slightly scratched very good dustwrapper. This is a large and heavy item and extra postage will apply outside mainland UK. Bookseller Inventory # 13645
Book Description Historical Research Llc, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Black hardcover shows only slight edgewear. The FFE has an ownership stamp. The 409 pages are clean, tight and unmarked. DJ has very slight edgewear. Color pictures of Soviet insignia with black and white photos of officers. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 23756
Book Description Historical Research Llc, Arlington, VA, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1997 Reprint. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 123138
Book Description Historical Research Llc, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020965628906
Book Description Historical Research Llc, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110965628906