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My little collection of finnish liberty crosses

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The latest purchase to my collection!

A VM1 KA type 1 without year on back and a VM2 KA type 1 without year on back.

VM1 is awarded only 77 times and VM2 239 times according to Jani Tianens book, but those numbers can be a little old.

 

VM1 KA Type 1 Front.JPG

VM1 KA Type 1 Back.JPG

VM2 KA Type 1 Front.JPG

VM2 KA Type 1 Back.JPG

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Nice ones Johan !   :cheers:

Was they from the latest Holmasto Auction ?  I saw they sold a couple of 1st and 2nd class medals without date then.

I´m really suprised that Finnsih soldiers sell the medals awarded so recently , I thought they were very proud of the awards and would keep them for a long time. And these must have been awarded for actions in Afghanistan or similar I suppose-

Christer

 

 

 

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Thank you Christer!

Yes, you are correct. I bought them from Holmasto.

The crosses and medals without year is really difficult to obtain for several reasons. Few awarded and often the awardee want to keep their cross/medal. I suppose that´s why there are so few available on the market.

I agree with you, if I was awarded something I would not sell it for a few hundred euros. But maybe the Afghanistan awarded soldiers don´t want to be reminded of the war down there?

These medals I bought from Holmasto is the civil merit medals. So i don´t believe they have any connection to Afghanistan. But the VM1 i showed earlier was awarded just a few years ago to a Afghanistan soldier.

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My latest addition to my collection.

A VR1 cross from 1941!
Awarded 242 times. Unfortunately repaired enamel on the back. But the front is great.

 

 

VR1 MK Front.JPG

VR1 MK Back.JPG

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Hi!

really nice medals! I have tried to also collect cross of liberties. JohanH you mentioned earlier that you were offered to buy 1918 grand cross. Do you know if it is still for sale? I tried to send message about it but it didnt work.

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On 06/05/2018 at 13:35, JohanH said:

The 1 class breast star is only awarded 7 times after ww2. Extremely rare and as far as I know. Not a single piece have been for public sale ever.

 

 

Breast star 1956 Front.JPG

Breast star 1956 Back.JPG

Hi! Impressed about that breast star! Is there any stamps, like any alphabet and number?

And sorry. I am learning how to use this site. Everything here is new for me

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Hello Janne!

 

Yes, the breast star is a beauty.

Here is a picture of the stamps. It´s a bit difficult to photograph them and get a clear picture. P1000661.JPG.548884d10a1d6fca9d40c34764dc7d5f.JPG

It´s marked C7 = 1956

 

PM sent about the grand cross...

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The latest pieces!

VR2 1918 without swords. Awarded 140 times so pretty hard to find.

Unfortunately a small enamel damage.

 

VR2 1918 Front.JPG

VR2 1918 Back.JPG

VR4 1918 awarded for civilian merits. Awarded 1282 times.
I already have one of these but this is in much better condition.

 

VR4 KA 1918 Front.JPG

VR4 KA 1918 Back.JPG

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