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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. I think you're OK Herman. Bill
  7. Is there any mark on the edge? Bill
  8. Unknown medal.

    Hi Lambert, Uruguay has coins with a radiant sun with a face, and a medal, too. I know no more! Bill
  9. Hi Oliver - yes, this looks to be a good Official Type. Bill
  10. I suspect that this link refers to the Belgian Committee in Taunton ... https://somersetremembers.wordpress.com/category/exhibition/ Bill
  11. I think you're right Simon - the SLR mag had an angled base - see http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346901 Bill
  12. It looks rather like the magazine fron the FN SLR, the standard infantry weapon of the British forces in the 1950s to 1970s. Bill
  13. 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
  14. David - the fingers look fine to me ... This is my main 'tell'. Bill