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  1. There were at least 5 different varieties, of different manufacturers. The right one is considered an earlier version. The left one was made by the greek army factory. Both are originals, often found in greek medal bars.
  2. Greek police collar badge, pre 1973
  3. Original gold late 19th century officer of the Redeemer, Greece. Lemaitre made.
  4. I had the chance of being one of the first to get this excellent work on Osmanie and Medjidie orders by Avsar Ibar, one of the best dealers and collectors of ottoman Orders and medals and a good connoisseur. The book leaves a very good impression to the collector and researcher of the aforementioned Orders and covers gaps in the literature. It has good quality pictures and contains some really rare pieces. Highly recommended to whoever is interested in balkan phaleristics. It's worth mentioning that the mintage is only 300.
  5. The fourth one is the silver Royal Foundation medal. The Royal Foundation used to issue prizes mainly to local authorities for their contribution to the national development. They are not state decorations. The small star device on the silver cross of valor is really strange. I've never seen something like this.
  6. Hello from Greece. Are you looking just for photos of the awards, or the awards themselves to buy? Just to let you know, there is another, different medal and award document for the Peacekeeping missions that involve the Police.
  7. Sorry to say, but the greek group is obviously a fake... The military merit medal is the modern issue. As I can easily tell by the medals' quality, they are part of the big group which was found in the army depots and were sold to a dealer. He probably "fixed" some medal bars himself... Sorry to say, but the greek group is obviously a fake... The military merit medal is the modern issue. As I can easily tell by the medals' quality, they are part of the big group which was found in the army depots and were sold to a dealer. He probably "fixed" some medal bars himself...
  8. Hello Jeff, An expected time to stay at the rank of 2nd lieutenant in the greek army would be 3 years. However, in wartime period, being promoted for bravery was also possible. As opposed to the US system, an NCO would eventually become an officer, after about 10 to 15 years I would say. There are also the reserve officers who are normal conscript soldiers who get officer's training and they used to become officers after 2 years (2nd Lt). If you have any specific questions, you are wwelcome to contact me with PM.
  9. Original medals. 1st ribbon is replacement ribbon (not used), second probably original, 3rd ribbon is a copy.
  10. Hello and happy new year Tim, The left is Kelaidis manufacture (post WWII), the right is Spink's manufacture (WW2 issue) and the one in the bar is Huguenin manufacture. Would it be possible to send me a reverse of the medal bar, please? Regards, Dimitris
  11. Hello Jan, In general terms, the width of each ribbon is specified by the regulations. I think there is no official length, but even if there is, it was never strictly followed. The length is usually 6.5-7 cm. If you are looking for any ribbons or greek medals, please let me know. Dimitris
  12. Original medal, cylinder is a copy, suspension ring is uncertain from this photo. The ribbon is a replacement one.
  13. The Order of George I was attributed to military personnel, as well as civilians. The R. Souval issue is the typical post-WWI example that we see in greek medal bars.
  14. Dear collectors, I am a greek collector visiting St Petersburg this week. Does anyone know names of fleamarkets-antiquemarkets-medal shops or fairs? Also, are there any collectors' meetings? I am mainly looking for greek and balkan militaria and medals, but I will be glad to come to contact with fellow Russian collectors that collect other countries, too. Dimitris
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