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Hi Bill,

thanks again for the reply (don't seem to be many of us on these interallied victory medal fora at the moment!). It looks good to me, but always great to have a second opinion. What surprised me when I took this out of its wallet was how light it was compared to most of the other victory medals, but when I looked it up in Laslo after, he says exactly the same thing and this was extra reassuring. I bought this medal almost 12 years ago from a dealer in Bangkok who assured me it was genuine and thankfully he was right as this was the last of the series for me to obtain and it was very expensive!

cheers

Rob

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sumserbrown, I agree with Bill. It looks fine to me as well(the forefinger protruding from the baton, the bottom of the baton and the headdress all look ok) and it looks in in very good condition. Great purchase, very hard to find. I would love to have one myself.

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Hi Graham,

if you want I can let you have the abomination I used as a placeholder until I managed to buy the real one. It's a hideous modern piece I think from the UK, but it lets you pretend you have that elusive and expensive Siam medal (if you squint hard enough) 😄

best wishes

Rob

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HI All

 

Here are examples of 3 fakes and 1 genuine sold by a well known dealer.  Unfortunately all were advertised as genuine.  The dealer of course knew the fakes were not genuine, as the pricing was totally different.

 

Cheers

 

 

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pics of copy 1 - covered ear (Laslo "Repro Type 1")

 

 

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pics of copy 2 - also covered ear (Laslo "Repro Type 1") - very similar to the above

 

 

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pics of copy 3 -  seems to be one of the $30 "museum" copies coming from UK

 

 

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1 out of 4 was really genuine ...

 

 

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Hi All

 

Here is a "covered ear" "repro" from a European auction house some time back.  The dealer was advised in advance, but sold as genuine anyway.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

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