MACEDONIA IN BULGARIAN PHALERISTICS - Medals, Orders and Badges
Author: Todor Petrov
Published by: Military Publishing House, 2004
Pages: paper back, 71 p., luxury edition
Despite the number of publications dedicated to Bulgarian and foreign insignia, still there is no exhaustive research about the Bulgarian insignia dedicated to Macedonia. That is why the goal of this book is to introduce to the readers the different orders, medals, badges etc. that had been instituted for more than 100 years and are related to Macedonia in one way or another. This research can be of much interest not only to the professional phalerists, but also to historians, museum experts, military people, artists and last but not least collectors. The ones who are attracted by Macedonia's past and the liberation movements that persisted there for long time will be far from disappointed, too.
The insignia that is presented in the book are not just categorized but also arranged in chronological order. There one can read about and see perfect-quality pictures of: insignia dedicated to the National Liberation Movement in Macedonia, badges of refugee organizations , unions and clubs; insignia dedicated to the two Balkan and the First World wars Bulgaria participated in in the period 1912-1918; images of revolutionaries of Macedonian origin and so on and so forth.
What is unique about this book is that it contains pictures of insignia that have never been published so far! Although the book is in Bulgarian its illustrations of rare insignia can be used as reference as the catalogs printed so far comprise only the standard Bulgarian insignia connected with Macedonia.
The book is a most valuable purchase especially for collectors who would like to expand their knowledge of the issue!