Offered is an authentic Soviet Russian World War II era CCCP Soviet Army Guards Badge. This comes from a collection of a man who has a number of vintage Russian items. These badges were introduced in 1943. This is a gold tone badge, possibly brass, with red enamel and a screw post base. Guards units are elite units and formations in the armed forces of the former Soviet Union, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. These units were awarded Guards status after distinguishing themselves in service, and are considered to have elite status. Measures 1 1/2 x 2 inches. In very good condition. Comes from a smoke-free environment. Your satisfaction is my goal and it is never my intention to misrepresent an item. If you are not completely satisfied, please contact me before leaving negative feedback. I provide great customer service and I will work with you to resolve any issues. If purchasing more than one item, I am happy to combine into one package. Please wait for a combined invoice with revised calculated postage. There are no additional handling fees. Pennsylvania residents please add six percent (6%) sales tax or provide a tax resale number. International Buyers: I am happy to ship internationally. Please remember that shipping via First Class International may take four to eight weeks to arrive. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Custom clearance may delay receipt of your item.