Documented group of an Order of Lenin, a Red Banner and Medal for Combat Merit
Awarded to Colonel Pyotr Andreievich Govorov (Петр Андреевич Говоров )
Chief of the Household Supply Section of the intendance
The group consists of the following items:
Order of Lenin #26118
Made of solid gold, platinum and enamels. Measures 42.84 mm in height, 38.21 mm in width and weighs 34.4 gram without its suspension. The mint mark Monetni Dvor and the serial number are located at the reverse. This is a scarce variation without a dimple on its reverse. The lowest known serial number for this variation is #20994 and the highest known number is #27087. Less than 7,000 of these were produced!
This original order is in excellent condition with crisp details. Even the higher laying parts of Lenin’s face show almost no wear. Its enamels are problem free apart from a minor superficial chip above the ‘H’ in ‘Ленин’. The double layer suspension is time period to the order and its connection ring has been cut.
Order of the Red Banner #161747
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 46.50 mm in height, 38.17 mm in width and it weighs 23.0 gram without its suspension. The mint mark Monetni Dvor and the serial number are located on the 6 o’clock position of its reverse.
This Red Banner order is in pristine condition with perfect enamels. The higher laying parts such as the center wreath and the torch have crisp details. There have been no repairs and the double layer suspension is time period to the order. Its connection ring has not been cut.
Medal for Combat Merit #237448
Made of silver and red lacquer. Measures 45.52 mm in height and 48.02 mm in width. It weighs 29.15 gram. The mint mark Monetni Dvor and the serial number is located on the reverse.
This medal is in excellent condition with crisp details. Unfortunately all of the red lacquer filling the letters is gone. Its rectangular suspension has been replaced due to 1943 regulations of wearing awards.
The award booklet (numbered 323720) mentions the awardee’s name and all three awards above. Unfortunately a fraud has written three additional awards to enlarge the group and its value. These numbers have later been removed to prevent future confusion or misuse.
A wonderfull group with a scarce order of lenin to one person!
Medal for Combat Merit attestation:
“As chief of section, Comrade Govorov managed to organize his work in such a way that the storage of household goods, the reformation of the army truss, —– kitchens and the army rationing was well organized and the army had the best rationing situation on the Stalingrad Front. This supply of goods enabled the full use of all means of transport. All transport parts were 100% supported, both the rolling material and the —–.
Govorov deserves the Medal for Military Merit.”
Order of the Red Banner attestation:
“Colonel of Intendance Comrade PA Govorov has held his current position since July1943. He knows the state of affairs of the household supplies. He has a careful attitude to his work and is disciplined. He is good at his job. He is an authority for his subordinates. He received two medals for distinction in the Patriotic War. He is committed to the cause of the party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland.
Served for 25 years and 6 months in the Red Army and for his service activities he deserves the Order of Lenin.”
Order of Lenin attestation:
“Colonel of Intendance Govorov has served in the Red Army for over 25 years. He has held the post of Chief of the Household Supply Section of the Intendance Division of the Kiev Military District since July 1943. He has a great deal of practical work experience in the various branches of military supplies and in particular domestic supplies. He has done a lot of work in reforming the troops of the district’s troops and uninterruptedly supplying the parts with household goods. In his work he shows professional initiatives and skilfully leads the section and the workshops. He is committed to the cause of our party and the socialist motherland.
For long service in the Red Army and his fruitful activities he deserves the Order of Lenin.”
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