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Gordon Craig

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  1. bolewts58, Thanks for your comments. I posted the medal on the suggested forum earlier this morning. Regards, Grdon
  2. Gentlemen, I have a medal that I am trying to research and seek answers to the following questions on the title medal. 1-What did the ribbon look like that it was suspended from? 2-Was it awarded or just purchased as a memento? 3-Who made the medal? 4-Who were the designers and engravers of the medal? Any info that you can provide on this medal would be appreciated. Regards, Gordon
  3. Gentlemen, Some questions on this medal; 1-What did the ribbon look like that this medal was suspended from? 2-Who manufactured the medal? 3-Who was the designer etc for this medal? 4-Was it awarded or simply purchased as a memento? Any thing that you add regarding information on this medal would be appreciated. Regards, Gordon
  4. BalkanCollector, Yes it is real. I don't have production figures but Romania made a lot of these medals. It is not unusual to find the ribbon for this medal on German ribbon bars of the second world war. I've posted a link to a site I use often for reference purposes. It shows a list of the bars awarded with this medal and pictures of some of the bars. I have not found medals with the bars easy to find. Regards, Gordon https://antique-photos.com/en/awardsdatabase/kingdom-romania/408-crusade-against-communism-medal.html
  5. Wessel Gordon, The book Ian has mentioned lists British, and Commonwealth, medals and gives basic information on each one. These books are heavy and would probably be expensive to mail to your location. Here is a link to a site that sells the annual year book as well as other books on medals. Regards, Gordon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medal-Yearbook-2019-John-Mussell/dp/1908828439
  6. Sascha 1998, The people that told you that the pictures you have posted are of a Bundesmarine tunic are correct. Bundesmarine tunic had three buttons while Kriegsmarine and Volksmarine tunics had five buttons. Here are comparisons between a Kriegsmarine tunic, a Bundesmarine tunic and a Volksmarine tunic. Kriegsmarine tunics are made of wool while both the Bundesmarine and the Volksmarine tunics are made of a gabardine type material. Kriegsmarine tunics had the rank rings sewn into the sleeve seams. So did the Volksmarine tunics while the Bundesmarine tunics did not. It is unusual to see someone use a Bundesmarine tunuc for a conversion to a Kriegsmarine tunic as they are not the same. It is more usual to see a Volksmarine tunic converted to a Kriegsmarien tunic as they are similar in button style etc. First up a Kriegsmarine tunic. Next up a Volksmarine tunic followed by a Bundesmarine tunic. The similarities between the Kriegsmarine and the Volksmarine tunics are easily seen. The difference between these two tunics and the Bundesmarine tunic are obvious. There are no makers labels in any of these tunics. Please feel free to ask questions if you have any,
  7. Peter, That is a good ribbon bar. Very nice one I might add. Regards, Gordon
  8. Nice collection of Ethiopian medals, badges etc. Interesting naval cap badges. I don't believe that I have seen them before. Regards, Gordon
  9. If you post a picture of your medal perhaps we could help. Regards, Gordon
  10. Lubos, Welcome to the GMIC. Interesting and rare badge you have shown here. I have a number of badges from German Labour/Guard units but not this particular one. Thanks for showing us the breast and arm badges for the 4091. Regards, Gordon
  11. Wessel Gordon, Would you please post clearer picture of the obverse of these awards and of the reverse of these awards. Are these awards all authentic? There are lots of copies of the Medal of Honour, and the VC, for sale on the net lately. Regards, Gordon
  12. Gentlemen, In researching this medal I often saw a reference to a lighter coloured medal and a darker coloured medal. A couple of days ago I added one of the darker coloured medals to my collection and when comparing the two medals it became obvious that they were not produced using the same dies. The first thing to catch my eye was the different attachment point for the suspension ring. They are quite different in design. My first though was that there were two different manufacturers of these medals. Or perhaps one manufacturer with two sets of dies. Can any one shed some light on the number of manufacturers/ dies etc. and time period for each medal? Regards, Gordon
  13. peron, Perhaps if you contact this veterans organization they might be able to help you. Regards, Gordon https://www.awardmedals.com/normandy-campaign-medal
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