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    Allied WW2 medals, especially Resistance related medals including Official,Unofficial & Commemorative versions.

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  1. Hi Peter, I don't have any details currently about this specific award, but when lockdown is over I will endeavour to find out what I can about the recipient and hopefully what they received the Commendation for.
  2. Here is the Africa Service Medal with a bronze King Protea flower emblem representing a King's Commendation which is equal to a mention in despatches but awarded for services away from the battlefield.
  3. I was going to say I hadn't come across that combination and ask for an image, but Marcon1 appears to have answered correctly in relation to the opening image that they are his initials. The prefix I have mentioned would come in front of the number eg F123456 would be awarded to someone in SAWAAF
  4. Here is the reverse of the Commander version of the Philippine Legion of Honor which has writing within the gilding which I wasn't able to post before.
  5. You are correct the Africa star should have an 8th Army Clasp and the numeral be on his ribbon bar. I have just myself become aware that lots of South African medals have a prefix, of which a few are: C-Cape Corps M-Indian & Malay Corps N-Native Military Corps These 3 groups relating to coloured recipients. F-Women's Auxiliary Air Force W-Women's Auxiliary Army Service These 2 obviously to women. I believe you can presume your recipient was a white South African and if you would like research Dewald Nel who is based in South Africa provides a service (when lockdown ends). dewald@nelantiques.co.za
  6. Wow, what an amazing collection you have. I have only managed to get one example of the Distinguished Service Star and Distinguished Conduct Star. I also have the Commander version of the Philippine Legion of Honor which has writing within the gilding, which I can't display because it won't let me upload the image
  7. Very nice Emmanuel, I still search for one of these. It appears to have the JT for Jose Tupaz jr above the" For Valour" wording. Could we possibly see the reverse please?
  8. Hi Gordon I don't have the case readily available but will add it later if I can. I would say though that I have several Polish Cases and they all are similar inside, being an open space with no special cut out for the shape of the specific medal/cross. Dave
  9. Here is what I believe to be an example of the Medal of Merit on the Field of Glory-Bronze-3rd Class by Grabski.
  10. Hi Guys I would be interested in your comments on this one. I have seen and read so much, but I am none the wiser. My thoughts/observations in laymans terms would be that the earlier 3rd Class "originals" should be silver and the rings and attachments as the previous example of a decent thickness. I have also shown the box this came in, whether it's the original I can not be certain but possibly it may help indicate a date. Happy Easter Dave
  11. Hi Gents Does anyone have any information they can share on this cross please? Cheers Dave
  12. This medal was created in 1954. Can anyone tell me whether it was awarded retrospectively for WW2 please?
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