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Well kept, lightly worn 1960s through 1970s wool blend parade uniform of a navy captain Ist rank of the Soviet navy engineering branch. The set consist of tunic, trousers and visor cap. The trousers are of later manufacture than the tunic, yet matching the tunic style- and modelwise.
The shoulder boardshold three large metal stars on golden backing and black piping for the rank of captain Ist rank, equal to a colonel. The engineering branch is indicated by the delicate hammer and wrench mounted on top of the shoulder boards. On the sleeves are the correct wide rank stripes, sewn-on, somewhat oxidized. The buttons are brass type with separate painted back, seemingly dated (19)56. Among the awards is a very nice reproduction of the Order of Lenin and several awards including the medal for Defense of Leningrad and two wartime Polish awards, namely an early 1950s Republic of Poland Bravery cross and the Oder-Neisse-Baltyk medal. Other awards include the medals for 20 and 15 years of irreproachable service and a number of postwar anniversary decorations. The uniform was used by its owner until at least 1975 based on the awards.
On the left side of the uniform is a brass badge for Long journey by sea and a graduation badge from a naval academy, a 1960s guards badge and the 1970 "25th anniversary of Victory" badge.
The visor cap of this set is a size 58 parade cap with pressed cardboard visor and golden decorations and cord. The cap is in very good condition with a leather sweatband inside, unmarked but likely a 1970s manufacture.
Overall, the uniform set is in very good condition and shows only light wear. The size for the tunic is US42 or EUR52 and the visor cap is 56. Needless to say, this uniform would look even more excellent with a golden brocade dagger belt - with a 1950s dagger.
Awards (in order of appearance): Order of Lenin (top class reproduction), medal for combat service, medal for defense of Leningrad, medal for Victory over Germany, medal for 20th anniversary of the Victory over Germany, medal for 15 years of irreproachable service, medals for 30th, 40th and 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Soviet armed forces. Poland: Bravery cross III class, medal for Oder-Neisse-Baltyk. Soviet medals for 20 years of Irreproachable service, 50th anniversary of the armed forces and the medal for the 30th anniversary of the Victory over Germany. Top mounted is the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin medal.
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