Glory 3rd Class Sample
Mint condition with document dated 18 January 1974 and signed
by Georgadze, the Secretary of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
The order is encased in a velvet lined black cloth covered
box measuring 15x21.5 cm. It is attached by a string to the
document with a seal bearing a wet stamp. I have not seen
this before even in McDaniels - it is a very rare item a "Sample"
("obrazec") that was destined for the archives of
Republic Supreme Soviets, Muzea and, of course, the Mondvor
archive. Type 1 can be distinguished from type 2 by its two
piece construction (two rivets on the reverse). Unique piece-
see the detailed scans of case and document!
readily available, often in wholesale quantities.|
always available. Occasionally in quantity.|
available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.|
to rare, less seldom available.|
Difficult to find.|
rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when available are often eagerly
rare and seldom available. Collector may have to search for a few years to locate
the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.|
never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.|
been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.|
available for collections. |