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Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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Silver gilt and red enamel decoration in the form of a standard imposed on a cog wheel and upright wheat stalks, on linden wreath suspension; the face with a red enamel standard centrally, a red enamel five-pointed star above on the ears of wheat, the base of the cogwheel decorated with linden leaves; the reverse with an escutcheon bearing the two-tailed lion of Bohemia, the Patriarchal cross of Slovakia on its breast, imposed on the upper cogwheel, a five-pointed star above, the base of the cogwheel decorated with linden leaves; the reverse of the suspension with silver hallmark, with ‘900’ silver purity mark and with maker’s mark of Žukov of Prague, numbered ‘6163’; on original slightly frayed ribbon; with a slightly soiled ribbon bar mounted for wear; also with a ribbon bar for the Decoration of Loyal Work (3 vertical blue stripes); in a possibly original case, the catch no longer working, the covering of the hinge loose, a letter ‘P’ in pencil on the inside of the lid. The Order was instituted in a single class on 4 May 1955 to be awarded for outstanding work in building socialism. Communist-era Czechoslovak orders were of a significantly higher quality than those of some other countries. A superb example.

 
Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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Order of the Red Banner of Labour (Řád Rudého Praporu Práce), silver gilt, numbered, with ribbon bar, in possibly original case, by Žukov of Prague, 1955-1990 issue
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