AFGHANISTAN communist period 15 Years Service in the Armed Forces Medal


AFGHANISTAN, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, 15 Years Service in the Armed Forces Medal, no date (1980s), Communist arms in indented pentagon, blue field around, MEDAL KHADIMAT DAR QAVAYI MASLIH DARBIH 2 “BIMEDAZ 15 SAAL KHADIMAT, round, integral loop, enamelled brass, aluminum kalodka, XF

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Confronted with a disorganized country on their border, the Soviets fretted about the security considerations. Invading and conquering, they set up something like their system at home, but they couldn’t make it stick and had to withdraw. Then the Soviet Union collapsed.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.