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Sampo

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    Korean war medal for distinguished military service

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hi Stefi88, You are welcome, they produced this medal only for a short period, just before WW2 1935-1939. Cheers Sampo
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Gents, Thanks for your explanation! Cheers Sampo
  9. Hi Does anyone know if this polish army medal is real or a copy. And maybe the manufacturer? Cheers Sampo
  10. Hello, I will give it a try. The first picture is an old style handwriting, and it is too difficult for me, but perhaps someone else can. The second one reads: Walancourt forrest 19/3/18, (Unreadable, maybe rank or position) Henrique Edelmann (unknown to me) The third one: Day 7-14, P.S.P. Edelmann, corporal-chef (Sorel??) reinforcements (Unknown word to me, maybe region) of Bathincourt Hope this helps a bit, or give some else a good starting piont to help you out. Cheers Sampo
  11. Hi Patrick, Thank you for the information, and the information you have sent me. There are 675 American recipients of this medal, is there anyone who has the names or partial name-lists of these recipients? I am probably looking at an officer at least captain or more. Sampo
  12. Hello, Does anyone know if there is a name list for the recipients of the Liberation medal of the city of Metz? Or which USA unit(s) did receive this medal? Cheers Sampo
  13. Hi, The medal planchet seams the same, just the ribbon is different, maybe these are older issues?
  14. Hi JapanX, Sorry I do not think it is that one, it looks too big to me. I have attached a Dutch recipient.It is the Navy captain in white, who is wearing it.
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