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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Anyone know of any UK dealers that sell Indian medal ribbons? I'm particularly looking for the Paschimi Star and Samar Seva Star ribbons. Many thanks Duncan.
  9. Found it on Google, must be SI not ST, so Sub-Inspector, Border Security Force.
  10. Ohh yes, looking at it through a magnifying glass it does look like BSF. Any idea what that would be, and the ST at the start of his number?
  11. Could be? The lettering's difficult to make out, could also be BSR.
  12. On the rear of my Samar Seva medal is 'ST 123, Rura (or Pura) Ram, B. S. P. Anyone know what the ST stands for, and what unit or regiment BSP is please? Many thanks Duncan.
  13. May be that's where I'm going wrong, I was using Western characters not Cyrillic?
  14. I've been trying to use this website but everyone I enter comes back not found, even people I know are listed: http://www.podvig-naroda.ru/ Anyone know where I'm going wrong?
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