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  1. I thought these were also sold as commemorative awards by enterprising jewelers. There does seem to be some evidence that these commemoratives were occasionally worn by older vets as added bling- notably a painting at the Munich City museum of the veterans’ parade in 1865 shows some older guys wearing these on red/white/black ribbons or black/ white ribbons- sort of how modern WW2 vets add specific purchased commemoratives to their groups.
  2. Interestingly- in my annual google search of “ ethiopian medal veteran” I came across an Alamay picture of a veteran at last years’ Patriots Parade wearing the above resistance medal - AND that ribbon.
  3. Good question. I think there was a BDOS article on these a decade or so ago. Detlev would know.
  4. Ulsterman

    What is this medal

    The movie of the sort of (very rare) medal:
  5. Very unusual . Unkown so far.
  6. Arent they actors? The woman on the left looks like the star of the Red Star Women's’ Battalion film.
  7. That is awesome! the old Chinese Republican flag wasnt around long. How,how did that piece survive the Red Guards?
  8. Ulsterman

    What is this medal

    Oh. My. God! That is the holy grail of Korean medal collecting! You are the luckiest collector on the site for 2018! I would cheerfully trade twelve EK1s for that! The value of this medal has skyrocketed since “ Mr Sunshine” aired on KBS/ KBT. Also, one of Asias’ biggest films of last year was about this couples’ daughter- “The Last Princess! “ The last one I saw at auction in the USA went for $2000 and was resold in Seol six weeks later to the Blue House collection for $5000. This is one of the very few independent Korean Empire ( Joeson) medals actually awarded! Estimates are about 1000 were given out- mostly bronze. After the Japanese military intelligence coup d’tat was completed this medal was banned. It is VERY desirable in Korea now!
  9. I have looked for years for information about this- including this weekend! So far- nothing!
  10. The Nassau army wasn't all at Waterloo, but everyone in uniform got the medal.
  11. I think its good. The Hansa legion actually were issued these in time to wear during the 1815 campaign, where I think they served in France and Paris. It should be real silver. Also, as I recall there were about about 850-880 silver ones awarded and newspapers indicate a few more in later years to veterans. I found an interesting newsparer reference to one stolen in the post from 1848 !
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