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    Korean war medal for distinguished military service

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 second in "Group 4: Other Norwegian decorations". The Medal for Long and Faithful Service was awarded in the first decades to employees in agriculture, as well as servants in private households. The first award took place on December 3, 1888, when five women and four men were awarded the medal. Until 2004, the requirement was continuous employment with the same employer for 30 years. This was later moderated so that employment with interruptions could also qualify if the employee has been employed by the same employer for at least 30 years. The employer seeks the Royal Society of Norway's Well for the medal and is responsible for awarding it. It is awarded about 3500 medals annually. Source: https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medaljen_for_lang_og_tro_tjeneste
  10. 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
  11. Hi, This is indeed a curious one. If it is not a Mapin and Webb, and it is definitely not an Arthus Bertrand or a Sedavjan, which one is it then? Maybe we should look into a Italian manufacturer? Cheers Cyril
  12. Hi Stefi88, You are welcome, they produced this medal only for a short period, just before WW2 1935-1939. Cheers Sampo
  13. Hi everyone, I do understand the importance of not cleaning a medal, but if you want to do so without damage, the next method might be an option. Put Aluminum foil in a small plastic tray. Lay some soda(salt) in each corner. put the medal in the middle, and make sure there is nor ribbon attached and that it makes contact with the foil. Put in warm water, not hot. Let it rest for a few minutes, and silver and gilt medals come out as new. Cheers Sampo
  14. Hi, Looking at the connection between the crown and the star and the lock on the ribbon, I would say made in London by Mappin & Webb. Cheers Sampo
  15. Gents, Thanks for your explanation! Cheers Sampo
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