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A new medal from India for my collection


Brian Wolfe
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Hello Everyone,

I've just received a medal from a dealer in India for my collection and I wanted to show it off.

This is the Samanya Seva Medal (1965) with the Manipur clasp. The Samanya Seva Medal (1965) is the successor to the GSM 1947.

The Manipur clasp was awarded for service in Manipur State which in in North East India. During the British rule Manipur was a Princely State and was the last state to join independent India. This is classed as a sensitive area and tourist travel is very restricted. For more on Manipur and to save me a lot of typing check out Google or Wikipedia.

This medal was awarded to,

14262115 NK. OMVIR SINGH

I hope you like this new addition, it is the first time I've seen the Manipur clasp.

Cheers :cheers:

Brian

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Thats a nice one, never seen those before, though I must say the bar is not listed on Ed's page http://faculty.winthrop.edu/haynese/india/medals/SSM65.html Is it your camera that makes it lok guilded? I have some new singles on the way nothing special.

Thanks for showing :cheers:

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Hi Laurence,

Yes it is just the camera. I must spend more time on honing my photographic skills.

I also noticed that this was not listed on Ed's web pages.

It would not suprise me to find it in his upcoming book. :rolleyes:

When your new singles arrive please make sure you post them, India and Pakistan are not too well represented on the forum.

Cheers :cheers:

Brian

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The only bilingual clasp to the Samanya Seva Medal.

Due to flagrant theft, it was never added to the website. It will, of course, be in the book. (Now in print/bind - in the interime, see http://sagongs.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=107 for those who are signed up over there or http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=14647 here).

No unit listed? Let me check the service number ranges.

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The only bilingual clasp to the Samanya Seva Medal.

Due to flagrant theft, it was never added to the website. It will, of course, be in the book. (Now in print/bind - in the interime, see http://sagongs.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=107 for those who are signed up over there or http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=14647 here).

No unit listed? Let me check the service number ranges.

Hi Ed,

There was no unit listed on the medal.

I hope your check of the service number ranges will answer that mystery.

Many thanks

Brian

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Hi Brian,

that is a good one.

I am also looking for one if you don/t mind can you please let me know the source (if thats ok) so that i can check if i can get one for me

Thanks

Amit

Hello Amit,

Welcome to the forum.

I don't recall which dealer I got this medal from, probably an eBay find, sorry I can't remember.

Regards

Brian

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