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Title Postman's badge?
Nationality Russian
Period c 1900
Price £50.00

This die-struck gilding metal badge is obviously intended to be worn on a cap, or possibly a lapel, because of its small size (3.5cm high). I am working in the dark, but I am guessing it is for a postman because of the motif of the hunting horns with the electrical arrows (telegraph).

Despite its tiny size, the different state arms of Russia are clearly visible throughout the double-headed eagle's wingspan, St George and the dragon being prominent in the centre of his breast.

There is remarkably little wear on the piece, which is constructed in three pieces, viz the eagle, the wreath and the postal insignia (if that is what it is!).

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : Russian : 20th Century]

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Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

Delighted, absolutely delighted! Thank you very much.

W B, UK, 06.10.2011

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