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Name: Wonsik Kang data: 2009-02-03 05:59:09 email:
My name is Wonsik Kang, a high school student from South Korea.
I hope to collect cheap medals of USSR.
Can you sell some medals?
Hi there Wonsik, I know someone who might be able to help you, write and offer how much you are ready to pay for each medal is best to my gmail (oldrich.andrysek@ ....)
Name: Peipsi data: 2009-01-28 10:41:03 email:

I finally was able to build a website of some stuff I have collected since working in Tallinn and Moscow during the early 1990s. You can find my website at: I am not interested in selling, but might trade.
Thanks I will have a look...
Name: Kyle data: 2009-01-26 10:17:38 email:
Hi... I am just wondering if you are able to help me identify a Russian / Soviet medal / order that I have? Your specialist help would be appreciated as I have tried to do this myself and come to a dead end. If you contact me directly on my e-mail address I can reply and send you a picture.

Thank you.
Hi feel free to send me a scan...
Name: Miguel data: 2009-01-23 11:09:17 email:
Dear Sir:
I am collector of mining medal. I am interested in obtain a "Restoration of Donbass Coal Mines" medal. I have seen many forgeries in Internet. Seeing your Web page, I am convinced that you will distinguish the authentic ones perfectly. Have you one for sale?
Sorry, I only exchange, am currently looking for a 20 year RKKA, also forged often enough. There is no way of telling from a scan and if anyone says they can do that, then good luck to them.
sorry cannot be of more help,
Name: Здравствуйте data: 2009-01-21 03:37:19 email:
, есть в наличии награды с документами на одного человека
1.Орден красная звезда 1557
2.Орден Красная звезда 15031
3. Орден Трудового Красного Знамени 525475 1967 год

4.Орден Ленина 52083 1940 год
5.орден Красного знамени 1936 год 6245 с цифрой 3

6. орден Красного знамени 1936 год 167504
7. орден Красного знамени 1936 год 100434

Украина город Киев
Спасибо за помощь .
Name: Avsar Ibar data: 2009-01-06 19:48:46 email:
Dear Sir ,

May I kindly ask you to inform me the best dealer prices of the items below ;

1.Hero Of the Soviet Union - Without Document
2.Order of Hero of Socialist Labor - Without Document) As I understand you have 2 pieces in stock for sell/exchange , please inform me both of their prices and numbers.
3. Lenin Orders - With Document

I will be glad if you can send me the detailed pictures of the above items to

Thanks in advance ,

Sincere Regards,

Avsar Ibar

Ibar Jewellery and Antiques
Tel: +9 0532 541 71 81
Name: Francois Dutil data: 2008-12-23 18:42:03 email:
Any plans to properly document Russian Federation Orders and Medals in the near future? To a westerner like me who is trying to collect them, accurate information is extremely hard to come by and I find myself buying unofficial pieces from the multitude of organizations giving them out. Maybe you can direct me somewhere? The official Russian government web site only lists a portion of what is currently out there... Thank you.
Name: Anthony data: 2008-12-20 16:54:23 email:
I was wondering if you might have an original Second World War Soviet Partisan medal, first or second class for sale. I have only been collecting for a few years and I keep loosing auctions on these. If not do you know a good place to start looking? Any information would be great. thanks!

Name: A.B. data: 2008-12-11 18:58:49 email:
Im hoping you could check out a few medals for me, Im not sure they are listed on your site (expect for the leningrad medal):

Some of them look abit "too" new and shiny.. and I wondered if you also could tell me what the price is for these :)
(its a norwegian site, same guy selling all of em)
Name: teddy robinson data: 2008-11-30 18:20:42 email:
i got a metal that has cccp on a white sheld and red flag back round with the words matepnhkar cnaba 1 on the flag and on the left a woman holding a child what was this metal for and what does it mean?
Sounds like a maternal glory order of 1st degree, see my site

3 variations exist, see description

Name: Bondo data: 2008-11-22 11:51:27 email:
Guys I have the following medal

only 140 of such kind of medals were produced. so in case of interest u can contact me.
Name: Stan Knipp data: 2008-11-14 17:37:13 email:
I've been a soviet medal collector for circa 15 years, albeit not so much recently.

Your award group #17 caught my interest, especially the
RB 5th award. It doesn't match Durov's type 4 var 1, which
he maintains was the only #5 produced.

Your example appears to be a type 5, not sure on the variant, but monetnyj dvor on two lines.

What's the story on this RB #5 type 5? Is it genuine?

My interest is more than academic, as I have four RB #5's,
2 of each type, 2 in groups, coincidentally, both pilots.
And one of the my single pieces reseaches to yet another

I have looked on the internet for any information on this
RB #5 type, but no luck.

Any information you could provide would be appreciated.

Stan Knipp
Name: blair data: 2008-11-11 21:28:55 email:
I have a medal which is identical to the irreproachable service in the armed forces of the USSR 20 years. Even the text on the back is the same. But the medal is a gold color, with a red star. I cant find it described anywhere. Have you ever heard of one of these?
Name: PJS data: 2008-10-30 01:57:05 email:
If (when) you are in Chisinau, contact me prior to coming.
Name: min data: 2008-10-04 13:04:42 email:
hi there!
great site, very informative! i know you're probably want to avoid ebay like the plague but theres a defence of sevastopol medal on there at the minute (today is 04/10/08) its auction number is: 230288817639 and it looks quite original to me. i noticed you are looking for one but going off the prices you have published on this site i think its massively overpriced! having said all that though, im wondering if the chernobyl cleanup medal that the same guy is selling is real (the enamal looks wrong to me as does the bar holding the ribbon!) anyway, i thought i'd let you know so you can at least have a look!
kind regards
Hello, thanks for the nice words. As to determining authenticity from a scan, especially from ebay, impossible. You have odds on chances of buying a very good forgery unless you take from a reputable orders trader (see my links). My prices are on the low side, I have not updated them recently..for example order of Lenin with document from Armemia did not seel twice as the reserve price was not met (highest bid was under 2300 USD). The Chernobyl will be original, they were not faked, its not even an official medal anyway.
Name: Maga data: 2008-09-25 08:05:11 email:
Very good siteooooo
Name: Leonard data: 2008-09-13 12:06:34 email:
hello everybody.I am interested in buying bars from the Romanian Medal Crusade Against Communism.Bars such as, Stalingrad,Odesa,Nipru,Azov... thank you
Name: martins data: 2008-08-29 10:47:15 email:
can you please email any items you have from latvia please
Name: Phillip de Valcourt data: 2008-08-27 17:34:50 email:
I have been collecting Soviet era items since I spent several years in Moscow and surrounding parts beginning in 1992. It is a hobby that I can only afford to indulge in on periodically since I am only a lowly professor. I have a wish list now that includes a medal For Distinguished Military Service 1st class (though I see you don't have one up for exchange). However, should you come across one, what would be a fair price? At the same time, I did notice a Service to the Motherland and Friendship of Peoples. These are also on my list. Now I don't have much to exchange with other than a couple of R* and R8 items that I can't part with because they were given to me personally by the owner. However, I've been to your website many times and though I've never inquired about buying something directly, it appears to me that you are not the eBay money-grubbing type so I can trust that you would only ask a fair price.
Please let me know what you think and should you want photos of the items I can't let go, I will be happy to take pictures and forward them to you.
Thank you in advance,
Hello Philippe, indeed I am not an ebayer but a simple collector, I would love to see what you have and chat about your needs to see if I can help somehow,
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