Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club


Basic Membership
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About JohanH

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Time Left: 27 days and 13 hours

    • FOR SALE

    A very nice Vapaudenristi II class with swords 1941 for sale. Only awarded 1160 times. Condition see pictures. If you need detail pics, just let me know. Price: Make an offer! Shipping cost depends on destination!


  2. Thanks Christophe! Here is my latest purchase! A medalbar awarded to a Swedish doctor. VR3 1941 with red cross, TsMM in iron for foreigners and contiunation war medal.
  3. Wow! Thanks for sharing! What a collection of medals! Amazing! It must be worth several thousands euro. The signed books is also very nice! It´s a bit hard to find stuff signed by Mannerheim. I have been looking for a autograph of him for some time. But no luck.
  4. Great! I´m looking forward to see it. Medalgroups and medals with a history is very interesting. Especially if they have letters from the greatest finn ever. Mannerheim. Who is actually a distant relative to me.
  5. That is very interesting! May I see some pictures of the medals and stuff you have? If you don´t want to post it here you can PM me. And of course, if you want to sell anything. Just let me know...
  6. This beautiful medalbar just arrived today. Awarded to a Swedish doctor. But unfortunately I don´t have his name. Just a few photos. A libertycross 3rd class with red cross, winterwar medal for foreigners and "Fortsättningskrigets" medal in Swedish. The cross and medals are in mint condition.
  7. I also have this prototype medal from the designer of the medal, Aarno Karimo. It exists 15 different clasps on the Finnish medals. Just let me know if ýou want pictures. I have them all.
  8. Here is the pictures. The winter war medal (TsMM) exists in four different versions for foreigners. Iron - Awarded about 10 000 times Bronze - Awarded 1961 times Silver - Awarded 42 times Gold - Awarded 7 times Your grandmother should have been awarded a iron medal. Bronze and silver was given to people who helped Finland with recruiting, propaganda and stuff like that. And people who helped with fundraising. Gold was only awarded to heads of state and similar. They are impossible to obtain for a collector. Silver is very difficult to find. The difference between the medals awarded to foreigners and the ones awarded to Finns is the reverse. And also the size, the foreign one´s is a bit larger. Finnish medals have the text "Kunnia Isänmaa" which translates to "Honor Fatherland" Please see pictures. The medal exists with different clasps and swords if the awardee have been under enemy fire. This medal is with the original award bag. Bronze medal. The ring on the ribbon is a owner made thing. Not original. And a silver one. Unfortunately this is only an official museum copy. Made for a finnish museum. But I have a real hallmarked medal on the way. One of the 42 awarded....
  9. I will post a pic as soon I get home.
  10. Interesting! I don’t know how many of these crosses that was awarded to non-finns. Do you have her other medals too? There should atleast be a winter war medal for foreigners. If you wonder anything else, just let me know and i’ll try to help.
  11. Hello Ulrica! Beautiful 3rd class libertycross! Was your grandmother from Finland or was she a volunteer? These liberty crosses with red cross in the center was awarded to doctors, nurses and for medical merits during the winter war of 1939. An original award certificate makes the lot worth more money since the few awarded (48) pieces.
  12. Hello! Does anyone of you have any information about a Jäger Karl Wüllner who served in Finland during the liberty war? I have medalgroup with documents and would like to find out more about him. According to one of the papers he served in "Radf. Komp. 54" and another documents say "Jäger d. 3. Garde. Kav. Brig." Karl was Born in Oberbeck 17/2 1897. b
  13. Hehe, thank you Hans! It´s getting more and more difficult (and more and more expensive) to get the ones I need to complete my collection... ___________________________________________________________________ Here is a really rare widow-cross from 1939 but made as a 1941 cross with engraved year. I have never before seen this variation.
  14. Thanks for your reply Hans! I have heard of that list but I did not know he has passed away. That´s a real shame if the list is gone forever...
  15. Nice ones! What other crosses do you have?