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  1. Hello Oliver, That looks like a French-made repro, as shown in Laslo. He gives diameter of 37mm, and says that there 'might' be MADE IN FRANCE on the edge, so its absence isn't a problem. Bill
  2. Very nice, macchianera72, and in much better shape than mine ... Bill
  3. Just acquired, this Cuban-made Victory medal by Vilardebo y Riera. On the first page of this thread, first and second post, there is a group of medals posted by RobW, showing another example of this variety. It is shiny gilt, with a thin planchet, the obverse striking is shallow without a background to the figure, while on the reverse the lettering at the top is hard against the rim. Jim Michel's book classifies this version as Unofficial Type 2. This one has a strange small suspension ring - possibly to go on a fob chain? I have sourced a replacement ring and a suitable ribbon to restore the medal. All comments welcome. Bill
  4. An interesting article on the unofficial Victory Medal ribbon on this Australian site https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/unofficial-victory-medal-ribbon-1919 Has anyone seen the article referred to at the end? Bill
  5. It looks to be a good example, with the designer Paul Dubois name on the obverse. The ribbon is a nice example of the Belgian 'sine-wave' watering, and it has the two-pronged mounting. Bill
  6. There was a thread on the British Medal Forum back in 2015 about modern ribbon for the British vic, which shows some comparisons between modern and original ribbon, and points up the different quality of modern offerings http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=286&t=105615 You might have to sign up to the BMF, but it costs nothing and they don't pester you! Bill
  7. Hi Yasser, No, nothing new to contribute I fear. I do note the distinctive watering on the Belgian ribbon - I must look into how this is produced ... Bill
  8. Herman - without being able to see the rest of the brooch it's hard to be definite, but there are several US-made brooches used on various official and unofficial awards that could fit the bill. There is a very good illustrated guide to US medal brooches here http://www.medalmuli...ooch-guide.html which might help you. Bill
  9. I think you're OK Herman. Bill
  10. Is there any mark on the edge? Bill
  11. Unknown medal.

    Hi Lambert, Uruguay has coins with a radiant sun with a face, and a medal, too. I know no more! Bill
  12. Hi Oliver - yes, this looks to be a good Official Type. Bill
  13. I suspect that this link refers to the Belgian Committee in Taunton ... https://somersetremembers.wordpress.com/category/exhibition/ Bill
  14. I think you're right Simon - the SLR mag had an angled base - see http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346901 Bill