Soviet Honored Railway Employee badge #13738
Scarce semi-mirror reverse variation
According to Avers 8 (738c) it is made in 1941 and the serial number range is between 13,000 and 15,000
Made of silver plated brass and enamels. Riveted two-piece construction. Measures 45.49 mm in height; 33.24 mm in width at its widest point and weighs 16.2 gram without its screwplate. The well fitted screwplate is authentic to the badge and the screw has not been shortened.
This Soviet Honored Railway Employee badge is in excellent, above average condition with most details visible and light wear on the higher laying parts of the train. There is only one superficial enamel chips on the top red banner; not penetrating the silver. The white enamels, the enamels on the traffic light and on the orange wheat are problem free.
This badge was the highest award to railroad employees, equivalent of “Honored” titles in other fields. Like the other “honorary badges”; the early type of this decoration was made in silver. This 1941 issue is the first example made of brass.
Beautiful and scarce badge with only 2,000 produced!
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