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  1. 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.

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    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.


  3. Can someone describe what updates there are in the 2016 version of johnnymac's book? I'm considering trying to find one, but don't want to drop $60 on it if it's only updates on the American clasps, as I have not taken to collecting those.
  4. Another new one: the Michels type 3a, with two berries next to the word Italy.
  5. One of two recent acquisitions, the US type 1. The name "Fraser" is just visible in this picture, showing that it isn't the repro.
  6. I don't pitch it quite like that, because I don't plan to eventually sell it at a higher price. But it's an appreciating asset, in the sense that it is only like to go up in value with time, which means that it can always be sold if we fall on hard times. Buying collectibles doesn't actually decrease one's net worth. But like you said, that's probably what I say to convince myself as much as it is to convince her. :-)
  7. Nevermind. On closer inspection and with help from older posts with good pictures in this thread, I satisfied myself that it is the real deal and not, as initially suspected, the type 3 repro. I took the leap (after convincing my incredulous wife that it wasn't such a terrible idea because it won't lose its value) and now have it on layaway.
  8. What about the folds on the pants, which are more pronounced than in pictures of officials that I've seen? Also the earring, which looks bigger than pictures I've seen. I'm trying to be diligent, because I'm thinking of making this a tax return present to myself, and it's a lot of money to drop on a fake.
  9. I was taking a closer look at this one, and decided that it doesn't look official to me. It looks more like the repro type 3 in the Michels book because of the thicker fingers and size of the earring. Thoughts?
  10. It seems like the few times I've seen one, it's been about that price. What would you say is typical?
  11. Any opinions on this one from eMedals? If genuine, maybe I'll forfeit all my Christmas presents next December. https://www.emedals.com/a-first-war-brazilian-victory-medal-con-41
  12. Hi Percy, that looks to me like an unofficial type 1. There is, however, an official type 2 that just got put on eBay, if you're interested in taking a swing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PORTUGAL-WW-I-INTER-ALLIED-VICTORY-MEDAL-ISSUED-1919-MEDALHA-DA-VIToRIA-SCARSE-/122311327186?hash=item1c7a52bdd2:g:VRsAAOSwA3dYejon
  13. I have taken the trouble of mounting my collection, thus far. My examples of the Siamese and Brazilian medals are reproductions (as well as, possibly, my "landing victory" Italian), but all others are genuine as far as I know. I am missing several major variants, including 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. I have seen both the South African type 2 and Portuguese unofficial type 2 for sale online, but both got away from me. The others, I have never seen at all, as far as I remember. Anyone aware of any of these for sale somewhere?
  14. After much hunting, I completed my collection of the three variants of Lorioli's Italian medal.
  15. Anyone have thoughts on if this is a genuine official Siamese vic? It looks pretty legit to me. http://www.emedals.com/a-rare-wwi-thai-victory-medal-w2010