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makedon

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    Macedonia, GREECE
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    Greek Orders, medals and militaria
    Balkan Orders and medals

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  1. Hello from Greece. Are you looking just for photos of the awards, or the awards themselves to buy? Just to let you know, there is another, different medal and award document for the Peacekeeping missions that involve the Police.
  2. makedon

    Korean War Medal Bars

    Sorry to say, but the greek group is obviously a fake... The military merit medal is the modern issue. As I can easily tell by the medals' quality, they are part of the big group which was found in the army depots and were sold to a dealer. He probably "fixed" some medal bars himself... Sorry to say, but the greek group is obviously a fake... The military merit medal is the modern issue. As I can easily tell by the medals' quality, they are part of the big group which was found in the army depots and were sold to a dealer. He probably "fixed" some medal bars himself...
  3. Hello Jeff, An expected time to stay at the rank of 2nd lieutenant in the greek army would be 3 years. However, in wartime period, being promoted for bravery was also possible. As opposed to the US system, an NCO would eventually become an officer, after about 10 to 15 years I would say. There are also the reserve officers who are normal conscript soldiers who get officer's training and they used to become officers after 2 years (2nd Lt). If you have any specific questions, you are wwelcome to contact me with PM.
  4. Original medals. 1st ribbon is replacement ribbon (not used), second probably original, 3rd ribbon is a copy.
  5. Hello and happy new year Tim, The left is Kelaidis manufacture (post WWII), the right is Spink's manufacture (WW2 issue) and the one in the bar is Huguenin manufacture. Would it be possible to send me a reverse of the medal bar, please? Regards, Dimitris
  6. makedon

    Greece

    Hello Jan, In general terms, the width of each ribbon is specified by the regulations. I think there is no official length, but even if there is, it was never strictly followed. The length is usually 6.5-7 cm. If you are looking for any ribbons or greek medals, please let me know. Dimitris
  7. makedon

    Greece victory medal

    Original medal, cylinder is a copy, suspension ring is uncertain from this photo. The ribbon is a replacement one.
  8. The Order of George I was attributed to military personnel, as well as civilians. The R. Souval issue is the typical post-WWI example that we see in greek medal bars.
  9. Dear collectors, I am a greek collector visiting St Petersburg this week. Does anyone know names of fleamarkets-antiquemarkets-medal shops or fairs? Also, are there any collectors' meetings? I am mainly looking for greek and balkan militaria and medals, but I will be glad to come to contact with fellow Russian collectors that collect other countries, too. Dimitris
  10. Your Greek wings , look Persian to me , the early Greek wings have roses within the wreath, do you still have ?? Are any for sale .

    Thanks Steve

  11. Additionally to the previous medal, I'd appreciate an opinion about this EK Oak leaf , which doesn't look good to me.
  12. Hello everybody! I recently found this Knight's Iron Cross, marked "800", with another unclear mark on the suspension ring. It looks original to me but, as I am not really an expert on german stuff, a second opinion would be appreciated. Are there any copies made with these characteristics? Thank you in advance!
  13. Very nice documents anyway. More history is written on the documents, than the medals, most of the time. I am in Belgrade and will stay here until Thursday. If there are any Serbian collectors who would like to meet me, it will be my pleasure (especially if anybody has Greek Orders and medals for sale!) Regards, Dimitris +30-6932-838679
  14. At first, the medal of the Order of George I was awarded in two classes only (gold and silver); later a third (bronze) class was added. Without swords, it was also used as Royal Household medal. Award diplomas are rare, but do exist. I am attaching some photos of both the medal and the Order of George I.
  15. Wow! Great document streptile!!! It would be nice to find his Order, too! By the way, Godet has manufactured the Greek Cross of Valor in around 1920. Do you happen to have any documents mentioning greek orders? Happy New Year!
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