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    Korean war medal for distinguished military service

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  1. Hi, Most likely he has received it in his position of Minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-1971). There was a state visit of Nepal in 1967. Sampo
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    Hi Nick, For the officer Cote D'Ivoire, the missing thing in the lower right corner is a button device. These Usually go between 60-90 euro. Cheers Sampo
  3. Hi OvBacon, Yes, that is the final missing link, you where right, the last medal is the 1948 inauguration medal. Cheers Sampo
  4. Hi OvBacon, I think you are pretty close, I see: Not really clear this first one(need better picture, but I am pretty sure it is not the 1948 inauguration medal) Royal wedding medal 1937 War cross 1940-1945 Officer loyal service cross Mobilisation cross 1914-1918 Marching proficiency cross Cheers Sampo
  5. Hi OvBacon, Looks like the Belgium order of Leopold , officer to me, which was more common with the Dutch lion order. Cheers Sampo Could be the Belgium order of the Crown, but that depends if the colour is more burgundy rather than Violet. Cheers Sampo
  6. Hi John, I have checked the books on them, if there are no markings, it is not a gold one. At first sight this looks like a 1960-1980 type made by "van Wielik" The Hague, and they are always gilted. Take care Sampo
  7. Hi John, Hard to say, at first sight looks gilt to me, but the markings may conclude it. Are there any markings? Usually at the connection between the planchet and the crown, and/or on the medal ring. Cheers Sampo
  8. Hi Lingqi, This is the commemorative campaign medal of the Army of Portugal 1916. This medal was established in 1916 on the 30th of November by decree number 2870. It was issued for all campaigns of the army against the Portuguese enemies in Portugal or abroad. The silver one was given to officers, gold for senior officers and bronze for others. The medal you have here is the 1919 revised version for armed forces campaigns. It is an average seen medal, although in silver or gold a bit scarce. Cheers Sampo
  9. Hi John, Looks Ok to me. It has a typical French loop for the ribbon, which is very common for these orders. Take care Sampo
  10. Hi John, Sorry, it is not Laotian nor Cambodian. It is the Vietnamese Ethnic development medal 2nd class. (Boi Tinh Phat Trien) Take care Sampo
  11. Hi Nick, Not exactly, it is a Yugoslavian order of bravery, awarded for bravery in battle to civilians an partisans who fought Fascism. The lines read: Death to Fascism freedom to the people. This was a Partisan slogan during the war(WW2) Cheers Sampo Hi Nick, A bit of additional information, the Russian produced orders have more rounding in the model, and lower numbers(below 20000) Here is an example
  12. Hi Marcon1, NEAD means, the Non-European Affairs Department, and ABNS is probably the Dutch equivalent, but I could not find any confirmation on that. Cheers Sampo
  13. Hi Nick, Here some information on the Danish medal:This medal is established by King Frederik VIII and awarded in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Danish Life Guards Association's establishment in 1658 by King Frederik III, and is an infantry regiment of the Danish army. The ribbon should be white with blue edges. As for prices, I have seen them go between 5 euro(no ribbon) till 30 euro(with ribbon and issue box). I have no information on numbers issued, unfortunately. Cheers Cyril
  14. Hi Nick, Here is the wiki page: https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medaljen_for_lang_og_tro_tjeneste Cheers Cyril And a bit of translation: The medal is awarded by the Board of Directors (Board) of Norges Vel and was first awarded in 1888. The medal can be awarded to employees in both the private and public sectors.The medal for long and faithful service is not a state award and therefore does not appear in the King's House's ranking list of Norwegian orders and medals. On the other hand, the 2009 medal is approved for use on Norwegian military uniform, where it ranks
  15. Hi Stefan, I have checked all former auction catalogs, and could not find a similar one. I know many Ethiopian medals have been made by Spink & Co during the Exile years 1936-1941 of the emperor, maybe a limited production or a proof example of Spink manufacturing? I am out of suggestions here, and unfortunately I do not know any book with these details on Ethiopian orders. Cheers Cyril
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