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paul wood

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  1. From the ribbon bar a Defence medal has gone AWOL The victory medal may be family related. P
  2. The fakes I have seen wouldn't fool anyone but an idiot. P
  3. Especially with Mexico and China, the ribbons are important, examples with nice original ribbons always make a premium. Also the privately made pieces by Falot and Sacristan are popular. P
  4. Due to the quality of the fakes, many emanating from a former Soviet republic, detailed examination is essential. P
  5. I think there is an reasonable Chance 2 and 3 are ok, obviously subject to detailed examination. P
  6. I have encountered the card case before but they are scarce as they rarely survived but the solid case must have been rarely issued, yours is the first I have seen, maybe for VIPs such as lodge heads. Paul
  7. The crown appears to have come off a legion d'honneur probably mid 19th century and appears to have been appended to the cross. P
  8. London gazette lists all awards from its foundation and is available on line. It is tedious donkey work on but can be rewarding (no published rolls). Paul
  9. The Gazette gives the basic employment of the recipient a wide range of people in government employment receive it including prison officers, naval shipyard workers, anyone basically of non executive rank, they tended to be retirement presents. When looking recipients up, supposing the man Is Fred Bloggs, do not look up Fred Bloggs but Bloggs, Fred and shazzam all will be revealed. P
  10. Nice looking piece, I suspect it is a society badge. For example the order of St Andrew is also the badge of the Scots Guards. P
  11. Used to see them at England Scotland footie matches
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