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Marcon1

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    South Africa & Homelands Medals.

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  1. Hi Wessel, Most of these British star medal ribbons can be bought on Ebay or Bidorbuy. Mostjy in 15cm lenghts. Success.
  2. Hi Wessel, Did you buy the R450 one offered by blankbooks on Bidorbuy ? I bought the R500 from them and hope to receive it by mail this week. Knowledge is never to expensive.
  3. Hi Jan, Thanks for the pictures. I've added them to my listings, now I at least know what they are and how they look like when I see them on Ebay or Bodorbuy.
  4. Hi Jan, Could you post close ups of the following 11 medals. The first one is a new one for me, the others I only have a reverse picture or a picture which is different (the 6th. medal has a blue centre on the picture that I have and the 8th one is missing a star between the wreath). Anyway, a clear reverse AND obverse picture of the 11 medals would be very appreciated. With thanks (Dank U). Marco.
  5. Damn, what a collection - I'm jealous Are they all full sized medals ??
  6. Hi, thanks for your reply. I've seen your late brothers' threads before and I have used some of his pictures as illustration for my listings. What I'm looking for now are the ones for which I haven't yet been able to get a picture, I have been looking everywhere. Online dealers, ebay, bidorbuy, gmic etc, no success so far. PS: I just noticed the obverse of your medal is different than the one shown by me. KNP Establishment Medal (1987) Issued to the founder members of the force. Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying the KNP badge (obverse) and the KwaNdebele coat of arms (reverse). KNP Medal (1990) Another commemorative medal. Insignia: A circular silver medal depicting the KNP badge (obverse) and the KwaNdebele coat of arms with the words 'KwaNdebele Polisiemedalje' (reverse).
  7. Hi All, Can anyone help me with this medal. I have seen 2 different types and I am wondering whether the second type is either a fake or an unfinished factory stock medal sold to collectors after KwaNdebele was re-incorperated within the South African Republic. This is a full size medal. Also full size medal. As you can see there is nothing on the reverse. This type of medal is often offered on Ebay and BidorBuy for sale (even by some dealers), yet the first type I have only seen once. So, official 2nd. type, unfinished factory stock medal or fake - who can tell me what it is. With thanks.
  8. I think this is the poster mentioned.
  9. Hi, can anyone tell me which of these 2 medals was issued first and how long they where issued before they were replaced with the second version. I have 2 types of this medal in my collection. (Both are full size). This version has English and Afrikaans language on back. (FAITHFUL SERVICE - TROU DIENS) This version has English and Native language on back. (FAITHFUL SERVICE - TIRELO YA BOIKANYEGO) Also note the difference on front (use of red). Here is one I only have a picture of: Also a difference on front (red).
  10. Hi, I have a copy of Paul P. Matthysen's book "A guide to South African Awards" (highly recommended to any SA military medal collectors) and it does list the John Chard Decoration & medal - BUT it does not mention the mystery (ERROR) medal. I would like to know how it came to be, how many were issued and where/to whom and also how rare it is.
  11. Hi, Does anyone have more info on this mystery from South Africa. It's a bronze version WITH decoration on front instead of medal. normal silver DECORATION. MYSTERY = bronze DECORATION (Error of wording instead of metal) - I have seen a few and all are in the 9000 range. normal bronze version, thin lettering and large ring. normal bronze version, thick lettering and small ring.
  12. Hi, I'm looking for good photo's (obverse and reverse) of the following Transkei Police medals. TP Decoration for Distinguished Service Insignia: A five-pointed rayed gold star displaying the Transkei arms on a blue roundel (obverse) and the words "Inkonzo eQaqambilileyo - For Distinguished Service - Vir Voortreflike Diens" (reverse). TP Cross for Bravery ALSO INFO Needed ! TP Gallantry Cross Insignia: A five-armed gold cross, enamelled brown (ochre), displaying the head of the Transkei Legislative Assembly mace on a five-pointed star (obverse) and the words "Yenjkalipho - For Gallantry - Vir Dapperheid" (reverse). TP Medal for Combating Terrorism Insignia: A circular medal displaying a star-cross on two crossed assegais (obverse) and the Transkei coat of arms (reverse). TP Faithful Service Medal (35 Years) (1985-94) For 35 years service. Insignia: A circular silver medal displaying the Transkei coat of arms (obverse), and the head of the Transkei parliamentary mace with "Yenkonzo Ethobekileyo - Vir Troue Diens - For Faithful Service" (reverse). TP Medal for Faithful Service: Silver (1976-85) For 30 years service. Insignia: Same as the 35-year medal but in silver. TP Faithful Service Medal (20 years) (1985-94) For 20 years service. Insignia: Same as the 35-year medal. but in silver. Thank you for your help.
  13. Hi, I'm looking for good photo's (obverse and reverse) of the following Lebowa Police medals. LP Cross for Gallantry (1990-1995) Apparently never awarded. Insignia: An elaborate gold cross depicting two gold leopards on a red octagon (obverse) and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). LP Star for Distinguished Leadership (1990-1995) Insignia: A silver-gilt circular medal with an engrailed edge tipped with ten balls, enamelled green and displaying a ten-pointed star with a gold flame on a white roundel (obverse), and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). LP Star for Outstanding Service (1990-1995) Insignia: Same as the Star for Distinguished Service, but in silver. LP Establishment Medal Issued to founder members of the force. Insignia: A circular silver medal depicting the LP badge (obverse) and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). LP Star for Merit (1990-1995) For 30 years service. Insignia: A circular silver-gilt medal displaying a tree aloe in the centre of an 18-pointed star within an engrailed border (obverse) and the Lebowa coat of arms (reverse). Thank you for your help.
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