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  1. Hello Both valour medals are very good. The civil one is quite interesting. 👏
  2. Hello. Recently a document has been found in the State Archive of Turin. It is a report from Lamarmora (the commander of the Sardinian Army) with many details about the expedition, including the number of medals given to the soldiers. The Navy is NOT included in the report. In this report a total of 14198 British medals is recorded. Moreover, it is possible to read that 4316 Sardinian medals were given. This last figure has been an enigma for a very long time. Here are the table with the numbers and the picture of the Sardinian Crimea medal, quite scarce
  3. Hello. This cross was made in the twenties for the combatants of the First Army. It was a private coin, made by Pozzi (Torino), similar to many others issued for funding veterans associations. Also for the First Army, the following cross is far more common : http://www.faleristica.it/display/210.jpg
  4. Hello This cross is so common that the price of the ribbon (let's say 5 E) is quite the same than the cross+ribbon. I guess that you will pay more for the delivery Regards Claudio
  5. These stars are exactly the same of my father's WW2 ones. I don't know if during WW1 they were made in the same way, i.e. with screws. The stars I had in the 80's did not have the screws any more. Both officials and troop use stars, these were for troop.
  6. The orders were usually made as jevellery objects, unlike the ordinary medals. There can be a manifacturer mark or not. The box for sure is appropriate. The order is not related to the wars, so your question about WW1 or WW2 is not correct. Having the knots made of thin wire, you can guess it is a late production (after 1930). The Suscipj jewellery was established in 1825, as you can see from this invoice dated 1896 and this ad of early 1900
  7. The date for the civil valour medal is 8 7mbre 1905 = 8 september 1905 Both are very good items
  8. This is the best available book about unofficial Italian crosses http://www.faleristica.it/cover/3.jpg
  9. The info is correct. The original ribbon was black. However, since these crosses were NOT official awards, the ribbon was not fixed by any rule.
  10. The cross was made in 1924 for the VII Army Corp (Gorizia). Made by Stefano Johnson (Milano), ribbon half white, half blue. On the backside the words FU COME / L'ALA CHE NON / LASCIA IMPRONTE / IL PRIMO GRIDO / AVEVA GIA' PRESO / IL MONTE, from Gabriele D'Annunzio. I don't know the medal, but for sure it is again for Gorizia
  11. Here is a picture dated 1855 with the new shape of the order http://www.faleristica.it/display/328.jpg
  12. Here you find some, sold in Italian auctions. First half of XIX century
  13. Can't answer. All those prices seem to me much too high. The cross is beautiful, but for a XIX century one you should expect to pay 2K or less - and they are quite scarcer than this one!
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