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  1. Small addition to my Orders of Merit for the People. ZIN type, second class in it's original box. It's interesting that so far I have three second classes and only one third class order.
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    Very interesting, thank you for sharing!
  3. Astonishing collection!
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    Two French Medals (authentic?)

    Thank you very much for your reply Eric!
  5. BalkanCollector

    Two French Medals (authentic?)

    I see nothing wrong with them but since I'm far from being an expert in French medals, I'd like someone to confirm their authenticity. If they are authentic I'd like to know their value. Thank you!
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    GREECE - help identifying medals

    1st - Greek Victory Medal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-Allied_Victory_Medal_(Greece) 2nd - War Cross 1917 version https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Cross_(Greece) 3rd - Cross of Valor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_Valour_(Greece) 4th - ? Unfortunately I don't speak Greek either so I can't translate the text.
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    Victory Medal to an RAF mechanic

    Thank you very much Noor, I really appreciate it!
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    Victory Medal to an RAF mechanic

    Thank you for your reply Peter! Do you know some sites where I can find out more information or anyone who is good at researching this matter?
  9. I've just acquired my first British medal and I'd like to know if it's possible to find out more about it's recipient. Where did he serve, his other medals etc... 33290. SGT. M.S.BROADBENT. R.A.F.
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    Yugoslavia - Shinny IKOM orders

    Nothing wrong with that one. Here's my 6 torch piece awarded in 1979 to a technical Major for comparison. Five to six torch was indeed introduced in 1963. They've made big supplies of orders so five torch versions were still awarded well after 1963. Here are a few examples from my collection: - 5 torch 3rd class awarded in 1967 to a technical Lieutenant, 4 years after the change was introduced -5 torch 2nd class awarded in 1971 to an infantry Major, 8 years after the change was introduced! You can see my orders in this thread post from #96 to #98:
  11. Amazing collection!
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    Socialist Yugoslavia Documented Groups

    After a few hours of research I've managed to find where did this gentleman fight during the People's Liberation War. He was a fighter of 16th Banija Brigade which saw action in the biggest battles of that war, Battle of Neretva and Battle of Sutjeska. All in all I'm very delighted with a result of my research.
  13. A little update since I've acquired boxed and documented unnumbered IKOM type if I'm not mistaken.
  14. All good if you ask me!
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    Polish Militari Virtuti

    Quite an interesting story and a great piece of history! Too bad you haven't found Major's photo by now.