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  1. Hello, I am searching for pictures, names, groups that contain the Korean orders of military merit. Is there anybody out there who wants to share these information, and pictures? As a starter I will post one of mine! Cheers This is one of a Greek air force pilot. And one from a Dutch infantry officer:
  2. Hi Yannis, Thank you for your reply, and I am looking forward chatting about these medal groups! Have a safe trip and just let me know whenever you are ready. Cheers Sampo
  3. Hi Yannis, Sorry if I implied that I really owned these medal groups, that is not the case. I only am searching for pictures of these nice groups. Anyway I tried to find out how to remove the picture, but I was unsuccessful so far. I will have to ask the moderator. Is it possible to know the number and name of this beautiful group? Kind regards Sampo PS: I really want to state: I do not own the medal group, just the picture.
  4. Hello C54PLM, What an awesome medal. I am researching Korean medals given to foreign servicemen, and I was wondering what number does your fathers medal have on the back? Kind regards Sampo
  5. Unknown French war medal, any help?

    Hi Megan, Yes I am reffering to the last one in the row. I would like to know what it was given for and from which organisation it is, I have never seen one like this before, and as the Dutch are not very admissable granting the acceptance of foreign medals, I got curious about this one.
  6. Gentlemen, I found a French medal in a Dutch soldiers group. But I cannot find any information on this one. It is probably received for service during world war 2, but unknown to me. Does anyone can help me out? Sampo
  7. Hi Brett, Thank you for your comments, if any questions on Dutch medals, just let me know. And yes some are really well designed, on the last two pictures the medals are from Sweden(north star order, and sword order) Here is another one from the modern conflicts, enjoy!
  8. Kingdom of Portugal

    And here the matching star to the commander of Henry the Navigator commander...
  9. And some more groups...
  10. And one more Dutch army bar with service in Lebanon, former Yugoslavia and the Gulf war 1991.
  11. Hello, Time for some new medalsets: here they come..
  12. new member here- hello!

    Hi Tsand, Welcome to the forum, I think the fastest way to ID what you have is to post pictures of them here in this forum, usually there will be a solid answer within a day. Every member will be pleased to help, and so am I. Just share the pictures with us. Enjoy going trough your treasure! Regards Sampo
  13. Hi 922F, Very true, but it seems to be the same type of ribbon as the Belgium military cross, usually if the ribbon for mounting is not available, the nearest collor ribbon is used.
  14. Hi Guy, I think this is a Luxembourg order of merit, as this is a very common combination with the ECMM medal. The Luxembourg government awarded the Belgium and Dutch members filling places in the ECMM mission during the Luxembourg precidency of Europe(because Luxembourg did not have enough people) with this merit order. Regards Sampo
  15. Hello Guy, I think the first one is the Ethiopian order of the star, and the second one is the order of the Homayoon of Iran. This was most likely a military person who served at the royal house of Belgium. Sampo
  16. Hello Guy, I think the bottom ribbon is from the European Comunity monitor mission, as is the ribbon just above it. They are both the same. The top one seems to be mounted for wear, the bottom one is the original as issued in the box. (the same as I got in 1997) Kind regards Sampo
  17. Greek dealers

    Hi Jan, Maybe this one has something for you, depending on what you are looking for: http://eshop.sillektiki.com/Index.php?Language=en Kind regards Sampo
  18. Hi Kris, Looks like a Hungarian 1918-1944 order of merit to me. The size and loop is not visible, but that will determine the grade. Kind regards Sampo
  19. Hi Kris, It is depending on if it is a military or civilian version, and the type of case(era). If I go by the most common ones: Civil: 400-700USD (Blue Case) Military: 500-900USD (Blue case) If in Orange case: Civil: 450-750USD Military: 600-1000USD These are prices for the most common ones, if can change if you have one made in Portugal or a gold one(14K) Regards Sampo
  20. Hello, I have found an strange medal case. Can anyone please translate the Japanese text, and identify for what medal it is for? Much appreciated! Sampo
  21. Thanks Guys, But I was wondering why is it written in Japanese as this is a Korean medal case? Sampo
  22. ROK Jacket (on eBay) - any thoughts?

    Hi Everyone, I will try to identify the ribbopn rack on this jacket: ROW1 European-African-Middle East campaign medal(USA) Army of occupation medal(USA) American defense medal(USA) ROW2 Taeguk order of military service (ROK) Eulji order of military service with silver star (ROK) Chungmu order of military service (pre 1951 issue)(ROK) ROW3 Wharang order of military service (pre 1951 issue)(ROK) Merit medal for defense (ROK) Wharang order of military service(pre 1951 issue)(ROK) ROW4 Merit medal for defense (ROK) Guerilla warfare service medal with munkunghwa leaf for second issue (ROK) Medal for sevee wounds with 3 munkunghwa leafs for multiple issue (ROK) ROW5 6.25 incident medal(Korean war medal)(ROK) Red cross medal(ROK) United Nations Korean war medal(UN) It seems a bit overdone for a NCO, and in my opinion it is nearly impossible. Sampo
  23. Hi, I am a collector of foreign medals and orders. As I stumbled over the Korean order of military merit, I got stuck with a question. I have seen medal groups from all of the 16 UN contributing countries having a grade of the order of military merit from th Republic of Korea in them, but the British ones. There is an Australian who has the Korean award, and there are some Canadians too. Where the Uk soldiers not allowed to accept them? But if they where...maybe not allowed to wear? I have never seen a UK group holding a Korean military merit, or even a group with a not mounted one next to them. I am pretty sure they could/must have earned some during the Korean war! Who can enlight this question for me? Cheers Cyril
  24. Hi Peter, I have checked out that list, but it is far from complete. I think the only foreign order allowed to wear cannot be the French Legion D'Honneur. I guess most foreign royal orders should be in there. I hope ther is someone ou there who can help me with the commonwealth accepting and wearing policy. I was not aware of this site at all, and it does come in handy for other questions, thanks Peter. Cheers
  25. Hi Paul, Yes, no problem here a picture of the ribbons of Major-General H. Robertson of the Australian army. Cheers Cyril PS: The Korean military merit 1st class is on the right in the bottom row.