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    Interallied Victory Medals

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  1. Gah, that was a Type 1 going for less than $1000 US, and someone beat me to it while I was trying to find a workaround for not having a Brazilian address to ship to.
  2. Thoughts on this Brazilian vic?
  3. What's going on with this medal? http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/303240176/WW1_Victory_Medal_SA_Pattern_Un_named.html The obverse looks more or less normal, but the reverse is bizarre. Just a really poor repro?
  4. Gah. I had looked through the Michels book and found it to be indistinguishable from an unofficial type 2, but you're right in that the reverse appears to be the same misstrike as the one you have here. At $75, it did not set me back nearly as much as a typical Cuban medal would, but maybe I'll still see if I can get it returned. I have over 40 vics now, and this seems to be the first time I've been fooled.
  5. Thanks Lambert, what makes you say that?
  6. Thoughts on this medal? As there is no maker's mark on the rim or designers name on the obverse, I believe this is identified in the Michels book as an unofficial type 2. I looked under a magnifying glass and confirmed the mark to the right of Victory's feet is a scratch, not a name. Also, note that the reverse appears to be a misstrike.
  7. I haven't seen any descriptions anywhere of an American medal with numbers stamped on the front. I'm wondering if I've maybe stumbled across some previously unknown type.
  8. Does anyone have thoughts on where the stamp could have come from in the picture two posts up?
  9. After paying it off over 6 months, it finally arrived.
  10. It appears to be stamped. You can see it just to the right of victory's feet.
  11. I took a closer look at this medal and found that, not only is it silvered, but there appears to be the number 10 stamped on the obverse. Anyone have any ideas what that would signify?
  12. Yeah, I'm thinking that's what it might be, though the silver one in his book looks darker. Does anyone know if that variant is a different metal or if it is just colored to look silver?
  13. I believe I have a rarity here, the Michels "unknown type." As you can see, it is silver, though apparently bronze underneath. It looks old enough not to be a modern repro, and I have looked under a magnifying glass and can see no trace of the designer's name in the usual place. It also has no markings on the rim. Thoughts?
  14. Thanks Rob, I'm continuing to look. I actually found one on eMedals once, but waited a few months because I didn't feel like paying for it and was pretty sure it would still be there. I decided to buy it one day and it was still available, but when I tried about half an hour later, someone had snatched it up. Learned a valuable lesson that day.

    • WANTED

    In my effort to gain an example of each variety of the official and unofficial victory medals, the major Laslo variants I am missing are Greece unofficial type 3, Italy official type 5 and unofficial types 2 and 3, Portugal official type 1 and unofficial type 2, and South Africa type 2. If anyone has examples of these they would be willing to part with, please contact me and we can negotiate a price. It won't let me post this ad without using a picture, but since I don't actually have any of the items I am seeking, I'm just putting a picture of my collection thus far.