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Bilco

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    WW1 Victory and associated medals
  1. 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
  2. I think you're OK Herman. Bill
  3. Is there any mark on the edge? Bill
  4. Unknown medal.

    Hi Lambert, Uruguay has coins with a radiant sun with a face, and a medal, too. I know no more! Bill
  5. Hi Oliver - yes, this looks to be a good Official Type. Bill
  6. I suspect that this link refers to the Belgian Committee in Taunton ... https://somersetremembers.wordpress.com/category/exhibition/ Bill
  7. I think you're right Simon - the SLR mag had an angled base - see http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346901 Bill
  8. It looks rather like the magazine fron the FN SLR, the standard infantry weapon of the British forces in the 1950s to 1970s. Bill
  9. There's a copy of the 2nd edition of Laslo for sale here http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=400&t=121135&sid=e0f865406366f7c701154c13517a9d00 Bill
  10. David - the fingers look fine to me ... This is my main 'tell'. Bill
  11. Many thanks Jim. And thank you for the info on USNRF and Great Lakes ILL - I wondered what the significance of that was. The medal is staying 'as bought'. Bill
  12. Have a look at the Victory Medal section of this Forum - http://gmic.co.uk/forum/254-inter-allied-victory-medals-of-the-great-war/ There are lots of single Victory medals on the market - and lots of varieties to find. But some prices are high for the rarer ones - Brazil, Cuba, Siam. Bill
  13. Hi Claudio, Congratulations - a nice piece at a very nice price! Bill
  14. Hi Claudio, It looks good to me. Did you get it from Mercado Livre? Bill
  15. Many thanks for your thoughts on this, Tim & Paul. I was coming to the conclusion that swapping a ribbon from another medal was the only way of finding a replacement, but I don't like the idea of messing up a perfectly good, if unattribited, medal! If the ribbon wasn't held in place by the wrap brooch and stitches it might not be so bad, but the US vics almost always have these fixings. Bill
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