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Thank you Lambert!
Unfortunately I do not have this book! I do not speak English and do not read!

I need an electronic version to use the translator!

Yours sincerely

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Dear all,

 

Could you please help confirming what type this medal is? Official, unofficial, copy? 

I am considering purchasing it.

Thanks a lot!

 

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On 07/08/2018 at 8:19 AM, Zsebora said:

Dear all,

 

Could you please help confirming what type this medal is? Official, unofficial, copy? 

I am considering purchasing it.

Thanks a lot!

 

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No, it's an Unofficial Type 2. without the sculptor's signature.

Note the absence of "O" on the back of the medal. Possibly made in France
It's a very hard medal to find I consider Rare.   A ribbon is invaluable.

 

Lambert 

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13 hours ago, lambert said:

No, it's an Unofficial Type 2. without the sculptor's signature.

Note the absence of "O" on the back of the medal. Possibly made in France
It's a very hard medal to find I consider Rare.   A ribbon is invaluable.

 

Lambert 

Hi,

 

Thanks a lot. I am not an expert in interallied vic medals, so cannot judge the difference of the many manufacturers and types, even within the specific country versions. I am a collector of Kuk decorations as being Hungarian and when took it to my mind to acquire the most notable medals of the "enemy" I came to be more and more excited about these medals. 

So being rare what does it mean exactly, as an unofficial medal (which I have always considered 2nd rate) it can be more valuable and/or expensive than an official one?O.o

Thank you in advance.

 

Gábor

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Hi Gábor..

Not necessarily, although it is "rare" it is not an official medal, so price quotation may not mean it is more coveted. I always give more value to the OFFICIAL medal. But for who Collects the VICs (Victory Medals), (not a very large group) These medals can be quite interesting. I what I think.

 

Best Regards

Lambert 

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Hi, 

 

Thanks. My way of thinkig exactly. :) 

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Posted (edited)

My thoughts,

The door was slightly cracked open by others, but Alexander Laslo and myself (James Michels)  have open the door a little wider into collecting Vic’s by our books, but like an iceberg the books are just the tip of it.  Sometimes missed in a discussion is the fact that most European Victory Medals are not fully researched yet.  Until we find when each of the known official and unofficial medal were made, and by whom, the story remain open with more to come.

In my study of the American Victory Medal I found these medals were authorized several time by the U.S. Government to have it re-manufactured, and I found there were slight different between the first made in 1920 and the last ones made around 2003.

So Zsebora, going back to the Greek missing “O”, I ask is there any chance of the missing “O”  turning out be a late issue in the future. If it turns out as a no, it is still a hard find or rare medal to some serious collectors.   

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