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Auction 44  11 Jan 2018
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Lot 3091

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Starting Price: 40 000 USD
Price realized: 55 000 USD

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Documented Group of Hero of the Socialist Labor Gartsuev Pavel. Group comes with: • GOLD Hero of the Socialist Labor Star. Type 2. Award # 63 (Quite possibly, the lowest numbered Star in private hands). • Order of Lenin #10147. Official "REISSUE" Award.• Order of Lenin #15473 (issued with the GOLD Hero Star). • Order of Lenin #272280. • Order of Lenin #310250.• Order of Patriotic War 1st Class #289824.• Order of Red Banner of Labor #173859. • Order of Badge of Honor #11383. Official "REISSUE" Award. • Order's Book, listing most of the above awards. Contains photo. • Another Order's Book, listing last 2 Orders of Lenin only. • Large Certificate for "Hero of Socialist Labor", issued on Nov. 20, 1943 "For outstanding merit to the State in the provision of transportation for the front and outstanding achievements in the restoration ofthe railway economy in difficult wartime conditions". Certificate number 70! • Small Certificate for "Hero of Socialist Labor", issued on Nov. 20, 1943 "For outstanding merit to the State in the provision of transportation for the front and outstanding achievements in the restoration of the railway economy in difficult wartime conditions". Contains photo, • Medal "For Valiant Labor" Type 1, #5656, with Certificate (contains photo). Medal converted to suspension, to be worn on a 5-medals bar, • Medal "For Defense of Leningrad" with Certificate, • Medal "For Defense of Polar Region" with original temporary document, • Medal "For Victory over Germany" with Certificate, • Medal "For Valiant Labor during WWII" with Certificate, • Medal Certificate for the "For Development of Virgin Lands" medal, • Award Pocket Watch from Ministry of Rail-Roads, inscribed on reverse and dated 1940, • Award Pocket Watch from Ministry of Rail-Roads, inscribed on reverse and dated 1945, • Award Watch from Ministry of Rail-Roads, inscribed on reverse and dated 1955, • Supreme Council of the USSR Deputy Badge, • Supreme Council of the Moldova SSR Deputy Badge, • Engineering Institute graduate badge, • Honored Railway Employee Badge #6056. Type 1, Silver. Hallmarked. Comes with ID Booklet, • Honored Railway Employee Badge #18272. Type 2. Made by "HKPC". Comes with ID Booklet, • Original black and white 9" x 7" photo, • Original black and white 7" x 5" photo, • Supreme Council of the USSR Deputy ID (contains photo), • Ministry of Rail-Roads ID Book, as Head of North-Caucasus Rail Road (contains photo), • Original 1905 Birth Certificate of Pavel Gartsuev• Original 1924 Military Record to a commander in reserve, • 8 original Newspapers (2 contain photos) with decrees or articles about comrade Gartsuev, • 4 miscellaneous documents related to comrade Gatsuev's work in the 1920's, • Trade Union ID Book (contains photo), • Marx-Lenin University Diploma, • Honorary Gramota from Karelo-Finnish SSR., • 2 Honorary Gramotas from Moldova SSR, • Honorary Gramota from Rostov Trade Union Committee, • Czechoslovakian ID Book for OPW "USSR-Czech Shared Freight Railroad Cars Park Bureau" (contains photo). Condition: Pristine condition -- all orders and badges, excellent enamels throughout, with exception of the Order of Patriotic War and the Valiant Labor medal, which have some red enamel chips. Most documents are in excellent vintage condition, some of the early papers show expectable wear. Estimated Value $50,000

Gartsuev Pavel Nikolaevich (1905 – 1969), was a career railroad worker. Since he was 14 years old, he was employed at some of the major strategic railroad constructions of the time. With dazzling perseverance, comrade Gartsuev managed to serve in the Red Army, and graduate from Leningrad's University of Rail Road Transport, all by the mid. 1930's. During the Russo-Finnish War, he was working as deputy superintendent of near-frontal Kirovskaya Rail-Road. For successfully managing operations of the railroad under hard wartime conditions, by the end of 1939, comrade Gartsuev was bestowed with the Order of Badge of Honor #11383. He assumed full responsibility for the Kirovskaya Rail-Road in 1940. During WWII, he distinguished himself in the same role, for which, by decree of Nov. 5, 1943, "For outstanding merits to the State in the provision of transportation for the front and outstanding achievements in the restoration of the railway economy in difficult wartime conditions" he was bestowed with the title of Hero of the Socialist Labor, with GOLD HSL Star #63 and Order of Lenin #15473. After the war, Gartusev managed North-Caucasus Rail Road, then Moldavian Rail Road, then worked in Czechoslovakia for 3 years in the "USSR-Czech Shared Freight Railroad Cars Park Bureau". Retired in 1967. Died on Dec. 23, 1969.
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