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Type 1 R?
  Labor 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!

AAbundant, readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
CCommon, always available. Occasionally in quantity.
R1Usually available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
R2Scarce to rare, less seldom available.
R3Rare. Difficult to find.
R4Very rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when available are often eagerly sought.
R5Extremely rare and seldom available. Collector may have to search for a few years to locate one.
R6Of the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
R7Almost never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
R8Never been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.
R*Not available for collections.


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