Here is a link to Auke's site and his fees:
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I to have used Auke for my research on the Red stars I have. Will be contracting his services again I think as I just picked up another star and its a WW2 issue beauty!
Thanks Tom much appreciated !!
Order of the Red Star, #3291007, Moscow Mint, late 1954, (type 7, variation 2.2, Strekalov & Durov/type 6, variation 11.3, Filer), in all probability a November 5th, 1954 long-service award.
This is indeed most likely an award for 15 years of service. The downside is that there are no citations for these, just the recipient's record card, but the positive thing is that the recipient probably was an officer, which means that there's probably a service record with photo. Plus, these officers served throughout the war, often receiving additional awards and attaining a senior officer's rank.
Very interesting thank you all for the links and comment good to see even you Auke came around also Bill thank you for the time period info !! Auke could you give some potential prices for reserach on this post ??
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Also wanted to add through a deal with the seller i got it for just 20 usd dollars