Comprehensive World Orders & Medals Guide V.1
A Comprehensive World Order Price Guide - Orders, Medals and Decorations of the World - Reference Book in English (with prices): Orders, Medals and Decorations of the World (Volume I, Iron Book), hard cover, containing 360 pages, listing over 5000 items with over 3000 color photos and drawings. Just published by Croatian author Borna Barac who worked on this project for five years! This book (Volume I) lists awards of each state in great detail, describing many different varieties of each order/medal, and most of the awards are illustrated in color and professionally described. Various grades and issues of each order are described and illustrated. Each item comes with suggested retail prices. Additionally, many of the items are published for the first time in English language. In my opinion definitely the best book of this kind on the market today! Volume I is the first of four volumes covering the following states: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Croatia, Cuba, Czech, Dahomey (with APPENDIX: Austrian WWI insignia, Croatian WWII insignia and Bulgarian insignia). Volume II is planed for later this year, volume III and IV should be published in 2010 and 2011 respectively. This book is easy to use, B5 size and in high quality print. Suggested retail prices are based on authors research of prices realized at various auction houses in the last several years, as well as prices realized on internet auction sites and asking prices at various medal fairs and internet sites.