BULGARIA 20 Years of National People’s Army Medal


BULGARIA, 20 Years of National People’s Army Medal, no date (1964), Obverse: head of Dimitrov L in wreath, Reverse: airplane, missiles, ship, legend around, gold colored base metal, 32mm diameter, old ribbon on brass kalodka, XF

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During Soviet times the Bulgarian government described it’s relationship with Russia as “Lips and Teeth.” It’s not exactly that way these days, but they’re in a sticky political situation: there’s Russia and there’s Turkey, what else can they do?

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.