Bulgarien medals


 


Jubilee Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Georgi Dimitrov

Circular gilt metal medal; the face with a portrait of Georgi Dimitrov; the reverse with dates ‘1882’ and ‘1982’ and inscribed ‘ГЕОРГИ ДИМИТРОВ (Georgi Dimitrov); on original ribbon and pentagonal bearer. The medal was instituted on 25 May 1982 and conferred on ‘outstanding’ persons, both Bulgarian and foreign citizens. The medal was cancelled in 1991. Georgi Dimitrov (1882-1949) was an active trade unionist and Communist. After the abortive uprising of June 1923, he fled to the Soviet Union, relocating to Germany in 1929. Charged with complicity in the Reichstag fire, he gained worldwide fame conducting his own defence in the Leipzig Trial of 1933 before again moving to the Soviet Union in 1934 and following a publicly slavishly pro-Stalinist line. In 1944 he gained his reward, returning to Bulgaria with the Red Army and becoming Prime Minister in 1946. He died suddenly in the Soviet Union in 1949, giving rise to speculation that his demise had resulted from too close a relationship with Tito’s Yugoslavia. Embalmed and put on display in Sofia, he was finally laid to rest in 1989.
Excellent condition
 



 

Jubilee Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman Domination

Circular gilt metal medal; the face with bayonets breaking a chain and the date ‘1878’;
the reverse with the lion rampant of Bulgaria and with the Cyrillic Bulgarian inscription
‘100th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman Domination, 3 III 1878 – 3 III 1978; slight surface wear; on original ribbon and pentagonal bearer. The medal was instituted on 22 February 1978 and conferred on Bulgarian and foreign citizens who were instrumental in the creation and implementation of the events to celebrate the occasion. The medal was cancelled in 1991.
Excellent condition.

 
80.00 SEK 80.00 SEK


 


100 Years of April uprising

Medal for 100th Anniversary of the April Rebellion, 1876 - 1976. Excellent condition.
 



 

Jubilee Medal for the 40th Anniversary of the Socialist Revolution in Bulgaria


Circular gilt metal medal; the face with a five-pointed star bearing a map of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian lion rampant; the reverse with the Cyrillic Bulgarian inscription ‘40th Anniversary of the Socialist Revolution in Bulgaria’; very slight surface wear; on original ribbon and pentagonal bearer. The medal was instituted on 27 July 1984 and conferred on deserving Bulgarian and foreign citizens. The medal was cancelled in 1991.
Excellent condition
 
60.00 SEK 80.00 SEK



 


Bulgarian Jubilee medal 20 years Bulgarian People's Army

Instituted: On 22 August 1964 by decree of the Presidium of the National Assembly.
Given to: generals, officers and sergeants with at least 20 years military service
and had contributed to the consolidation and enhancement of its fighting efficiency.
Form: Circle shape with diameter of 31 mm . Made of bronze. The averse of the
medal contains the image of George Dimitrov, surrounded by a laurel wreath with inscription "XX BNA" Against the background of a rising sun with stylized rays on
the reverse are featured the symbols of the major types of corps: a tank, a ship,
rockets, and an airplane, contained within a laurel wreath surmounted by a tiny five-pointed star, with an underlying sun bearing the small-lettered inscription: "9.IX.1944". It's surrounded by the inscription " 1944 - 20 years - 1964 Bulgarian National Army", the years being delimited by tiny five-pointed stars. Ribbon is white, with two red stripes in the middle, bordered in green on both sides.
Author: Raicho Peev
Cancelled:
in 1991

This medal was awarded to a Russian military.
 




 

Bulgarien KGB with miniature

KGB who worked across borders had similar features as the KGB
in the USSR.
 
150.00 SEK 260.00 SEK


 


40 Years of victory over Germany

Medal for 40th Anniversary of Victory over Hitlerite Fascism. In brass.
Excellent condition.
 



 

50 Years of September uprising
 
150.00 SEK 50.00 SEK


 

Jubilee Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Victory over Fascist Germany

Circular gilt metal medal; the face with a Russian and a Bulgarian soldier fighting side-by side (taken from the famous picture of the World War II military reporter Mihail Tashev) and the dates ‘1945 * 9 May * 1975’; the reverse with the Cyrillic Bulgarian inscription ‘30th Anniversary of the Victory over Fascist Germany’; slight age-oxidisation marks; on original ribbon with slight tears and pentagonal bearer. The medal was instituted on 6 March 1975 and awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who had fought against the Germans in the last months of World War II. The medal was cancelled in 1991.

Excellent condition.
 


 

30 Years Socialist revolution

 

130.00 SEK 50.00 SEK


 

30 Years of the Bulgarian army of the People


Medal for 30th Anniversary of the Peoples Army .
Obverse shows a soldier with map of Bulgaria behind him. Shield with a
lion and crossed swords and date "1944 - 1974" on the reverse.
Excellent condition.
 
   
70.00 SEK