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Shots Dave

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  1. Shots Dave

    Philippine ODM

    7-Philippine-Defense Medal 8-Philippine-Liberation Medal
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    Philippine ODM

    Here are some more Philippine medals and different versions(with reverse) of those already shown. I am afraid I cannot date or verify the authenticity of them but maybe someone else can? 1-Philippine-Gold Cross Medal 2-Philippine-Independence Medal 3-Jolo Campaign Medal 4-Military Commendation Medal 5-Military Merit Medal 5(a)-Philippine-Military Merit Medal 6-Philippine-Wounded Personnel Medal
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    Philippine ODM

    Many of the Philippine medals were manufactured by Jose J Tupaz Jr., but here is a different version of the Resistance 1941-1945 medal by C Zamora. If you look closely on the obverse of the medal it has CZ where the previous one shown in this thread has JT (at the bottom of the sword in between the laurel wreath). I have not seen this version before and wondered if anyone else is familiar with it and could possibly provide any further information with regards to date etc?
  4. Good evening Gentlemen I recently acquired a couple of RAF related diaries for 1943/1944(only a few personal entries) with what appears to be the name LAC R S J Rolfe 1208565 with addresses for home in the Isle of Wight and also a Station Workshop address in Debert, Nova Scotia. The first diary appears to have been bought for Ron, so it seems likely he is Ronald Rolfe. With the diary came 3 medals, a War Medal(silver Canadian version I believe), a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas bar and a Polish Armed Forces in the West Military Action Cross with Narvik bar. Now I am not sure the medals belong to the diaries and whether a Canadian could even be awarded this Polish medal is I guess unlikely but they came together and the seller mentioned Fleet Air Arm. I realise he was a Leading Aircraftman(LAC) and that Debert was a major training centre during WW2. Was he Canadian stationed on the Isle of Wight or English sent to Canada and the medals are a red herring? I have done general internet searches on his name with nothing helpful arising to date. Any suggestions or help gladly accepted.
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    Service Number 1208565 Rolfe help please

    Peter, I think he must have just simply trained in Debert in the workshop and as it appears he was born in the UK it is highly unlikely he would have earned any of the medals I received with the diaries (as the War medal is silver). It's a shame, I was hoping for something exciting to come to light. Maybe next time.
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    Service Number 1208565 Rolfe help please

    Many thanks Tony, the 1943 Xmas home address written in the diary is Manor Cottage, Broadway, Totland Bay, IoW so the medals do appear to be a total red herring.
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    I am searching for an Ethiopian Underground medal , I am willing to pay cash or possibly exchange for other Resistance related medals. Please DM me if you have one available.

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    Ethopian Victory Medal, 1941

    I am disappointed to find out that the ribbon on the Auxiliary and Medical Personnel version shown August 4th is in fact related to the Order of Cameroon Merit 1946 - 1972.
  9. Very nice Igor, your first cross(Spinks) is very similar to my cross. I am afraid my pictures are no where as crisp as all the other others provided. I must congratulate you and Nikos on your photography. Dave
  10. Hi Gents I have recently acquired the illustrated medal. There appear to be several types of these crosses, some with 2 part crowns,some with holes in the crown etc. There also appear to be differing bars with 1940 on them. Could you give me your opinions on this with regards to WW2 authenticity please, and maybe show different versions you might have with regards to makers etc and highlight any differences. Cheers Dave
  11. Thanks for the confirmation of my cross, and sharing the pictures and the information on your Gold Cross Nikos. Dave
  12. Thanks, a little disappointed as I was hoping it was partisan related with the date shown.
  13. I have recently seen these medals and wondered if anyone could provide any information on them please. The first 2 backs are plain other than makers name from Ljubljana and the third completely blank. Cheers Dave
  14. Many thanks for the information and pictures. Dave
  15. Good morning I wondered if you would be kind enough to give your opinion on the authenticity of the attached medal,please? Are the versions with the 6 leaves either side earlier than those with 8 leaves? Kind regards Dave
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    Ethopian Victory Medal, 1941

    Amazing selection Owain, I had no clue there were so many versions and I particularly love the boxed version with the Mappin & Webb clasp.
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    Ethopian Victory Medal, 1941

    Owain Sorry, I am afraid I do not. If I have it wrong please all accept my apologies. The wonderful website "Royal Ark" has it listed like this and all the other examples similar to this I have seen have been labelled in a likewise manner e.g. domestic engagement. I had no reason to doubt their description and as the ribbons are so close it seemed very plausible. Dave
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    Ethopian Victory Medal, 1941

    Here are 2 of the versions- Left-Auxiliary & Medical Personnel Right-Military
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    Pakistan Princely States - Bahawalpur

    Finally realised how to draw on pictures!
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    Pakistan Princely States - Bahawalpur

    Hi Emmanuel Nice to see both versions of the General Service Medal(Military & Civil) with the black stripe This I believed to be the 2nd version until I read Tony McClenaghan's book "Indian Princely Medals" where he mentions the second type has a blue stripe and a possible 3rd type with a black stripe. I have attached a fuller picture of the version with the blue stripe and you will see that this has the slightly differing attachment to the medal as shown in my original pictures. You will notice both of your examples have the same two elements overhanging the edge of the medal itself, whereas the "blue" version is attached directly to the edge. I have now established three versions are in existence but I cannot see that anyone other than Tony McClenaghan has mentioned this fact.
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    Pakistan Princely States - Bahawalpur

    It appears that Tony McClenaghan has 3 possible issues for this medal, where the second version has a blue stripe and the third version a black stripe. So I guess they could both be right.
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    Pakistan Princely States - Bahawalpur

    I have realised all the Military Medals with this attachment (as above) have the wrong ribbon attached. It has a blue stripe where it should be black.
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    Pakistan Princely States - Bahawalpur

    Thanks Peter, I will give it a try.
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    Pakistan Princely States - Bahawalpur

    Hi Guys I have noticed there appear to be two different versions of attachments to this medal, are they both OK or is one a replica? I appreciate the pictures are of the military and civilian versions but they were the first images I found. I am referring to the part that directly attaches to the medal not the whole suspension device. Cheers Dave
  25. I have recently happened upon a second variation of the medal awarded for this network. Originally I had read there were two versions of this cross, a silvered-brass version and a brass version but they both displayed the same suspension. This recent acquisition has a different suspension which corresponds to the miniature versions I have previously seen on the web. I struggled to find any crosses similar to the second suspension but eventually located one in a photograph of medals awarded to Jaques Neyme at http://polices.mobiles.free.fr/biographies/bio_neyme.html . Does anyone else have anything to confirm of contradict my views? This network is a very interesting one in relation to the SOE and Captain Michael Trotobas whose biography I am currently reading. Here are some links for anyone who is interested. https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1997-04-66-11 https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1997-03-48-4 https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1997-04-66-15 http://reseausylvestre.skyrock.com/1.html 1st Suspension-Silvered Bronze Reverse Sorry I can't manage to upload the reverse of the first picture or comparison pictures, probably too big I guess.
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