Price: 7.50 euro Size: 9×5.5cm./3.5×2.1inch. Weight: 50gr./1.7oz.
Silver medal from the DDR for 20 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. This medal came in 4 classes: Bronze 10 years of service Silver 20 years of service Gold 30 years of service Gold with clasp 40 years of service
Oekrainian table medal in it’s original box. The front and the back of the medal reads:”Lviv Railways”. Lviv-Holovnyi railway station is the main railway terminal in Lviv, Ukraine. It is one of the most notable pieces of Art Nouveau architecture in former Galicia. The station was opened to the public in 1904, and celebrated its centennial anniversary on 26 March 2004. On a monthly basis, the terminal handles over 1.2 million passengers and moves 16 thousand tons of freight.
Price: 12.50 euro Size: 10.5cm./4.1inch. Weight: 177gr./6.2oz.
DDR Medal with the image of Karl Marx with his original box. Within the box there is a paper wich reads:”For good performance in the DSF knowledge competition, 1976″. The DSF was a German-Soviet Union friendship organisation.
Price: 29.00 euro Size: 9.5cm./3.7inch. Weight: 584gr./20.5oz.
Military triangular table medal with Coat of Arms of the Hungarian People’s Army and with Soldiers head. The medal reads:”Hungarian People’s Army”. The Hungarian People’s Army was the military of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party and the Hungarian People’s Republic from 1951 to 1990. It only saw combat once during its existence, which was assisting the Soviet Union in crushing the Prague Spring. It dissolved in 1989.
Price: 12.50 euro Size: 10.5cm./4.1inch. Weight: 124gr./4.3oz.
Medal issued in 1970, the 100th. birthyear of Lenin (1870). The medal was made for the VEB Leuna Werke. Leuna is a district but Leuna is best known for the Leuna-Werke, a huge complex of chemical industry with an area of over 20 km². In 1970 Walter Ulbricht was the first secretary of the ruling Socialist Unity Party (SED) and head of state until he died in 1973. The text on the medal reads:”For Excellent Performance In Lenin Year”.
Price: 65.00 euro Size: 10cm./3.9inch. Weight: 220gr./7.7oz.
Short biography of Lajos Rotter Sr. (1901-1983). Lajos Rotter’s interest in aviation became evident in his high school days, when he built elaborate aeromodels and spent his summer vacations in aircraft factories as an apprentice. His high school graduation coincided with the end of the First World War. After the war, he was enrolled in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Budapest. During his years at university, he studied broad aspects of aviation using his command of four languages. He was one of the founders of the Sportflying Association (MSrE) of the Technical University in 1921. His first book “Vitorlázórepülés” (Gliding) was published by the Hungarian Aero Association. When the Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport invited designs for gliders in 1922 to a design competition, Rotter presented a design together with a fellow student István Ágotay. The design has been accepted. His professional career more or less followed the pattern of the pre-war years, but after 1956 he was denied industrial posts. Between 1949 and 1952 he was technical director of the Hungarian aircraft repair shop Székesfehérvár. He was an acclaimed lecturer at the Technical University of Budapest in the field of precision engineering. He kept in touch with gliding and was active in several organizations promoting gliding: Hungarian Aviation Association, Aircraft Section of the Scientific Association for Mechanical Engineering, Association for Transport Sciences, Transport Museum, to name a few. After 1960, he occasionally flew in gliders abroad, but this activity of his was interrupted by a stroke that left him paralyzed. He died in 1983.
Price: 7.50 euro
Medal DDR from the FDJ youth organisation. This medal came in 3 classes. Bronze was for city leadership, silver was for county leadership and gold was for district leadership. The Artur Becker Medal was the highest award of the Free German Youth of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and was associated with a cash bonus. Artur Becker (born 1905 Germany died 1938 in Spain) was an official of the Communist Youth Association of Germany (KJVD), Member of the Reichstag and fighter in the Spanish Civil War.
As a teenager, he joined the Free Socialist Youth in 1919, the Communist Youth Association (KJVD) in 1920 and the German Communist Party (KPD) in 1922. As a political opponent of the National Socialists, he was forced to emigrate in 1933 and fled to Moscow. He later organized the fight for the Spanish Republic. From August 1937 he took part in the armed fighting, from spring 1938 as Political Commissioner of the Thälmann Battalion of the International Brigades. On April 13, 1938, he was severely wounded in captivity. He is said to have been shot in a Burgos prison on 16 May 1938 after several weeks of interrogation. According to a Gestapo report from August 1939 there were Gestapo officials in Spain who interrogated prisoners and also tried to find Becker. Apparently, this did not succeed, Becker possibly died under the wrong name in a hospital, according to the Gestapo report.
Price: 23.00 euro
Size medal: 6cm./2.3inch.
The Mound of Glory BSSR WWII. Commemorative medal in original box.Beautiful images, 2 soldiers embracing each other and woman in national costumes waving a flag. The Mound of Glory is a memorial complex honoring Soviet soldiers who fought during World War II, located 21 km from Minsk, Belarus on the Moscow Highway.Designed by O. Stakhovich and sculpted by A. Bembel, it was created in 1969 on the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus during Operation Bagration (1944).
Price: 21.00 euro
7 Soldiers with 7 flags of their country. Beautiful Cold War piece. The Warsaw Pact was established in 1955. The Warsaw Pact was a military alliance of communist countries from 1955 to 1991. The treaty was signed on May 14, 1955 in the Polish capital of Warsaw in response to the accession of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO.
Price: 26.00 euro
WWII commemorative plaque. A gun stuck in the ground, a soldier’s grave between the remains of a city that had been destroyed and war equipment.A young tree grows next to the gun, symbolizing that he gave his life for new life. Beautiful bronze plaque.
Price: 23.00 euro
Table medal from Czechoslovakia. The back of the medal reads:”People’s ArmyCzechoslovakia”. Soldiers head with airplane and tank with missile. Signed JP at the bottom of the neck. On the back is the coat of arms of Czechoslovakia.
Price: 21.00 euro
WW2 1945 Candle of life. Probably made in the 1980’s. Symbolic displayed and hand that protects the light of life.The 7 stars are the 7 Warsaw Pact country’s. WW 2 Commemorative plaque with beautiful platinum.
Price: 20.00 euro
Polish commemoration WWII. Made in 1985. Beautiful symbolic 40 yearsmemorial plaque of the 2nd world war with beautiful patina. The text on the medal reads:”40 Years Of Liberation”. The medal is signed with a “M”.
Physical Culture and Sports Committee under the Council of Ministers of the CCCP 1970. Bronze Table medal in original box.Behind the stylistic depiction of 2 people with a hammer with sickle and star. The text on the medal reads:”Committee On Physical Culture And Sports Under The Council Of Ministers”.
Medal made in honor of the Bahx exhibition. Also known as the exhibition of national economy achievements. The front of the medal reads:”Exhibition Of National Economy Achivements”. The back of the medal reads:”In Memory Of The Exhibition”.
This is a permanent exhibition in Russia about the achievements of national economy established in 1935 and started as an agricultural exhibition. In 1959 the agricultural exhibition was restructed and rebuilt and the name of the park changed to “Exhibition Of National Economy achievements”.
Now the exhibition holds 2,375,000 square meters (bigger than Monaco) with subjects such as: engineering, space, atomic energy, education, radio electronics and culture and has around 11 million visitors each year. It contains more than 400 buildings.
View of a part of the exhibition
The gigantic Conquerors Of Space Monument, build in 1964.
Price: 10.00 euro
Medal in it’s original box. On the back the medal says:”SED District Party School Ernst Schneller, Karl Marx Stadt”.
The SED was the ruling communist party of the DDR. The district party schools were tasked with ideologically training junior SEDs as potential leaders in the DDR party and state apparatus.Throughout the DDR, there was a district party school in each of the 15 districts. This school was called Ernst Schneller and was based in Karl Marx Stadt, nowadays called Chemnitz. Ernst Schneller (1890-1944) was a German school teacher. In 1914 he volunteered to join the army when war broke out. Sent to fight on the Eastern Front, he became politicised and radicalised, especially as the ideas behind the Russian Revolution filtered through to the German troops. After the war he joined first the Social Democratic Party and then, in 1920, the recently launched Communist Party of Germany.
He was arrested in 1933 and imprisoned. Transfer to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp followed in 1939 were he was shot dead in 1944.
Price: 17.50 euro
Honorary plaque with an image of a statue wich stands at Treptower Park in Berlin.
The Soviet War Memorial is a war memorial and military cemetery in Berlin’s Treptower Park. It was built to to commemorate the 80,000 Red Army soldiers who fell in the Battle of Berlin in April–May 1945. It opened four years after World War II on May 8, 1949.
The monument is one of three Soviet memorials built in Berlin after the end of the war. The other two memorials are the Tiergarten memorial, and the Soviet War Memorial Schönholzer Heide in Berlin’s Pankow district.
The memorials are not only commemorative, but also serve as cemeteries for those killed.
Price: 10.00 euro
Medal made for 25 years of service at the VEB Screwfactory, The medal says:”Thanks and recognition for your services, VEB Screwcombination”. The factory was based in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Karl Marx City), nowadays called Chemnitz. The factory still exist, but is now called: ESKA and is making industrial equipment.