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  1. claudio2574

    Italian Military Merit Cross

    Hello This cross is so common that the price of the ribbon (let's say 5 E) is quite the same than the cross+ribbon. I guess that you will pay more for the delivery Regards Claudio
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    Collar star pair. Italian?

    These stars are exactly the same of my father's WW2 ones. I don't know if during WW1 they were made in the same way, i.e. with screws. The stars I had in the 80's did not have the screws any more. Both officials and troop use stars, these were for troop.
  3. claudio2574

    Italian order of the Crown.

    The orders were usually made as jevellery objects, unlike the ordinary medals. There can be a manifacturer mark or not. The box for sure is appropriate. The order is not related to the wars, so your question about WW1 or WW2 is not correct. Having the knots made of thin wire, you can guess it is a late production (after 1930). The Suscipj jewellery was established in 1825, as you can see from this invoice dated 1896 and this ad of early 1900
  4. claudio2574

    2 Valour Medals

    The date for the civil valour medal is 8 7mbre 1905 = 8 september 1905 Both are very good items
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    Ribbon of II army cross

    This is the best available book about unofficial Italian crosses http://www.faleristica.it/cover/3.jpg
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    Ribbon of II army cross

    The info is correct. The original ribbon was black. However, since these crosses were NOT official awards, the ribbon was not fixed by any rule.
  7. claudio2574

    Italian medal

    The cross was made in 1924 for the VII Army Corp (Gorizia). Made by Stefano Johnson (Milano), ribbon half white, half blue. On the backside the words FU COME / L'ALA CHE NON / LASCIA IMPRONTE / IL PRIMO GRIDO / AVEVA GIA' PRESO / IL MONTE, from Gabriele D'Annunzio. I don't know the medal, but for sure it is again for Gorizia
  8. claudio2574

    Order of Savoy

    Here is a picture dated 1855 with the new shape of the order http://www.faleristica.it/display/328.jpg
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    Order of Savoy

    Here you find some, sold in Italian auctions. First half of XIX century
  10. claudio2574

    Order of Savoy

    Can't answer. All those prices seem to me much too high. The cross is beautiful, but for a XIX century one you should expect to pay 2K or less - and they are quite scarcer than this one!
  11. claudio2574

    Order of Savoy

    As far as I know, this can be WW2 also
  12. Hello everybody Here are the pictures of an order given to an Italian pilot in 1940. I know nothing about it, could anybody help me? Thanks in advance
  13. claudio2574

    Italian Militaria dealers?

    Hi Zook my field is medals only, I know some names within that environment.
  14. Actually it is not a private purchase: the medal (probably) IS the one given to the men by his commander, simply there were not official mint medals for all. In this cases, the names on the back were written by the soldiers when at home. I have no news about your question.
  15. The medal seems a private replica, since I can't see the "Z" mark of the royal mint. However, since the medal was given "sul campo", it CAN be the real one. Furthermore, the official date for the medal is 1947, as you can see in my previous post. This means that the medal should have the Republican image, instead of the Savoia's arm. Quite often in these cases it was offered to the person to change the medal, and usually they refused, even in the case of having a true gold (republic) medal instead of a gilt (kingdom) one.