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  1. Hi Kev, The badge commemorates the campaign led by Daniel O' Connell for Catholic Emancipation and the 100 th anniversary of the passing of the Catholic Relief Act of 1829. An Ceallach
  2. Gentlemen, Possibly an Aeronautical Engineers Association badge (Ae.E.A) Formed in mid 1940's in the UK as a union. Regards - An Ceallach
  3. Gentlemen, An update on a previous discussion re 1916 "restrike", back in the day ! Post #94 To illustrate the observations in my previous post #81. The two officially named & numbered 1916 medals, typical for the series compared to a potential restrike from new dies. See Post #94 for images. Ceallach Post #81 <i>The unusual elements I would note are (1) whereas "Seachtmhain na Casca" appears precisely between 9 & 3 o'clock on the other 1916 medal's I own or have observed, in the case of this example the lettering extends substantially beyond both of these reference points; (2) the definition of the flames and to a lesser extent the rays are a remarkable contrast to the sharp detailing on the other 1916 medal's I refer to in (1) above, and (3) the ribbon suspension ring is of the larger type.</i> The Macken medal, courtesy Paul Murphy & The Partridge medal, to be auctioned in the near future as noted elsewhere on this thread. Ceallach Whytes April 16, 2011 auction, Lot 241 highlights a 1916 medal #403 to M. McElroy, that has the same elements noted above and would tend to support the idea of a late "restrike". It is my understanding that no others have been issued since this. Lot 241 1916 Rising Service Medal and 1966 50th Anniversary of the Rising Medal, officially named to Cumann na mBan member Mairead McElroy by descent to present owner Mairéad (Margaret) McElroy was born in Tyrone in 1886, the daughter of James and Margaret McElroy. The family moved to St. Mel’s Terrace Drumcondra and later to Richmond Road where her father and brothers worked in the carpentry trade. She took part in the 1916 Rebellion as a member of Cumann na mBan. She was elected treasurer of Sinn Féin in 1945 and was one of the plaintiffs during the case which Sinn Féin took against the Attorney General relating to the ownership of the funds of the party during the 1940s. There is a quantity of correspondence and material relating to Mairéad McElroy held by the National Archives, relating to the court case and also raids by the Irish Free State Army in 1923. €5,000-€7,000 (£4,400-£6,100 approx In addition this medal could be another example of an officially named/numbered medal outside of convention as the recipient appears to have survived after 1941. See Post #80 extract below. Post #80 Officially named & numbered medals were also issued, post 1941, to those who were deceased prior to an application being made. For example a posthumous award was made to Jack Kavanagh (Wexford IV) who died in the 60's and for whom an application was made in the 70's by a family member. Ceallach An Ceallach Will be very interesting to see the hammer price - a sign of life or a dead cat bounce ? Regards - An Ceallach McElroy 1916.doc
  4. I assume that this discrepency was brought to the attention of the auctioneers ? Wonder what their position was ! They should be held to account here and perhaps invited to equitably recitfy the situation. Time for a rogues gallery ? Regards - An Ceallach
  5. What is the badge size difference ? Did anyone get to measure it ? Was the Adams cap badge approx 6 mm larger in diameter than a 1922 all ranks pattern cap badge ? Regards - An Ceallach
  6. At the request of a fellow traveller, images from my collection. MMG Ist. Class An Ceallach
  7. Hi Ulsterman, No First Class, of this type, were ever awarded - this example one of ony a few in existence. The only First Class (design variation) ever awarded was to a Trooper Anthony Browne in the UN Congo Mission. A small patrol of Irish soldiers under Lt Kevin Gleeson had set out to examine a damaged bridge near Niemba when they were attacked by 200 warriors. Gleeson was forced to order his men to open fire as they got to a small hill, but they were quickly overrun, killing about two dozen of their attackers. Some of the soldiers managed to scatter into the bush, and one of them, Trooper Anthony Browne, won Ireland's highest military award for bravery that day, the Military Medal for Gallantry.Browne had a chance of escaping but he fired his sub-machinegun at a group of Balubas attacking Pte Tom Kenny, who was one of two survivors of the 11-man patrol.Trooper Browne's body was recovered in 1962 in a special Irish Army operation. Regards - An Ceallach
  8. A recent addition...........Ireland - Military Medal for Gallantry First Class. An Ceallach
  9. A recent addition...........Ireland - Military Medal for Gallantry First Class. An Ceallach
  10. Gentlemen, Word on the street that 1916 fakes abound on the fair Isle ! Any comment. An Ceallach
  11. Gentlemen, There could be a problem with the named/numbered 1921 Service Medal currently on Ebay. The medal awarded to a recipient of that name has a different number in the research information available to me. I have asked the seller to post an image of the medal reverse and have also asked that he confirm the number stated - alas to no avail. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...A:IT&ih=016 An Ceallach
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