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Duncan

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  1. Thanks, I'll give it a go.
  2. Can't get a close up I'm afraid, got the image of ebay.
  3. Quite pleased with this one. Got it from a French seller on evil Ebay. No idea who Pierre Roussel was unfortunately. Anyone know if there's any way of finding out - like a medal roll or list of recipients?
  4. Thought it might be Freikorps related, but may be just a hunting award? Regards, Duncan.
  5. Yes, it does give you the option of listing the tracking number on Ebay, which would stop this happening. There's been a few times though when I've had loads of sales all at once and I've just not had the time to list them all, or just forgot.
  6. There seems to be a bit of an Ebay scam I thought I'd share. I'm sure people know but I thought I'd share it in case anyone gets caught out. Buyers will wait until a few days short of a month has gone past, then they'll contact you asking for the Royal Mail tracking number as they claim they'd not received their item. The last two times this has happened I've been lucky and still had the number and been able to prove they'd signed for it. Then comes the, "ohh, sorry, yeah I did receive it after all" email. One time I didn't have the number and had to refund. The first 2 were outside the EU, the refund one was within the UK. Seems people are waiting for the last day or so for them to be able to open an 'unreceived item' case against you in the hope you've not kept the tracking number, then getting a refund from eBay. Just thought I'd share that, to warn people.
  7. Thanks for the advice everyone, that's fantastic. She also tried to say medals count as 'jewellery' so needed extra postal insurance even in the UK. I dug my heels in on that one!
  8. I sold some of my surplus medals to someone in the US and Germany via Ebay. When I tried posting them today (from here in the UK) the woman at the post office said medals were "restricted items" and she wouldn't accept them for posting. She even read out the criteria for both countries and it clearly said banned or restricted items included "old medals". She advised I call the US embassy, and that my package may be confiscated or destroyed by US or German customs. Anyone else had this problem? It's never come up before in all my years of collecting If it's something new then it all but kills off buying, selling or swapping between collectors in different countries.
  9. Thank you both for the information. No matter how hard I look it doesn't look like a scarf. I thought it was a body with its legs in the air!
  10. I always thought this medal was for members of a WW2 partisan unit called the Garibaldi Brigade. Looking on google though I think though I may be wrong and that the Garibaldi Brigade was in fact from the Spanish Civil War and this medal was for members of that unit for the Spanish civil War. Can anyone enlighten me? Also, what on earth is the image on the obverse supposed to be? Regards Duncan.
  11. Hello, thank you for taking time to answer. I think I found her in the London Gazette under OBEs awarded - regional organiser for the WVS. After that the trail goes cold, too many people of the same name for a positive BMD identification. Thanks again for your help. Regards Duncan.
  12. Hi, anyone know if there's a WVS Long Service Medal roll available? I have one, plus the award letter to a Mrs Hooper. Would be good to add some more details to it. Thank you, Duncan.
  13. Hi, thanks for that. I was hoping to find a UK dealer as needed the ribbons pretty fast. I can find plenty of Pakistani ribbons, but very few Indian.
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