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    WW2 Greek Cross of Valour-Third Grade?

    Hi, That's an original silver Cross of Valour with 1940 clasp. It's of greek manufacture. Follows a boxed gold Cross of Valour manufactured by Godet. Nikos The crown of the Godet version is hinged and holed.
  2. Jeff, Despite their similarities it is impossible to find out if your ribbon bar and my miniature bar belong to the same individual. Furthermore there is no chance that the Medal FOA was received later on. The American Legion of Merit is not very common on Greek medal bars and could indicate an officer serviced as Defence Attache in USA. Nikos
  3. Attached a Greek army officer's WWII medal bar with the two Orders with swords and a higher class of the Order of George I without swords. And a beautiful Greek navy WWII miniature bar...
  4. Hi, The two Greek Orders that had a military division was the Order of George I and the Order of Phoenix and were awarded for deeds related to matters of the three branches of the Armed Forces. The Order of George I with swords was constituted in 1921 and the Order of Phoenix with swords in 1941. Both military personnel and civilians could be decorated but as expected the majority of the awards went to military officers. In parallel, the Greek officers received the Orders without swords, according to their rank and years of service. What is interesting is that when an officer was promoted to the next class of an Order, was still nominated to wear the lower class of the same Order with swords. That means the Orders with swords were equivalent to awards for gallantry/bravery or important acts during wartime. Nikos
  5. Congratulations on the excellent work done and the detailed information and photographic evidence included in this new book on the Ottoman orders of Medjidie and Osmanie. I feel that soon the book will turn "collectable" itself! Nikos
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    US NAVY pre WW1 and WW1 medal group

    Many thanks Claudius for your response! As proposed, I'll try to get a ribbon for the New York medal and keep enjoying this unique group! I add two photos of the inscriptions on the back of the clasps...
  7. Hi, Although a Greek medals and decorations collector, I recently acquired a group of US Navy medals attributed to the same person (obviously an American of Greek origin!). The medals are: Good conduct medal (with Nebraska, Nevada and Navy Yard N.Y. clasps), Mexican service medal, WW1 victory medal with Grand Fleet clasp and State of New York WW1 medal. All medals are numbered and named. I would be happy to have your comments on this group i.e manufacturers, varieties and an estimation on their market value. How would be possible to get more information for the person decorated by the US Navy records? Thanks, Nikos More photos...
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