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.