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I thought this group may be of interest to Police Medal Collector.Assistant Chief Constable Glover of the Liverpool Police must have been reluctant to leave as his group of medals bear witness to. The Force had to have a special 4th bar made, for his silver Good Service Medal, by a jeweller to commemorate his service of over forty years. This is quite rare and may be unique. Alas no bars to the miniature which is a scarcity in itself.

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The forces that issued Good/Long service medals stopped upon the introduction of the Exemplary Police Service Medal for all Forces in 1951. Some had ceased to issue their medals prior to 1951 such as Birkenhead and Bootle.

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http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_04_2013/post-15591-0-03781400-1367250980.jpgIn 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee the Liverpool City Police issued a Good Service Medal, In silver to Inspectors and above who had twenty years unblemished service on 20th June 1897 or were serving officers on 20th June 1887 and continued to serve in the interim without default. Approx 40 medals issued. The Bronze was issued to Constables and Sergeants with 20 years approved service. The original ribbon was Blue with red edges and a thin central stripe. This was discarded by most officers who adopted the later ribbon of the Silver Good service medal instituted in 1900 ( and continued to 1951) Red with a diagonal blue stripe ( the later bronze had a blue ribbon with red diagonal Stripe)

Obverse. Old head of Queen Victoria with motto around top Victoria Diamond Jubilee and dates 1837-1897 under her effigy.

Reverse. Liver bird on shield topped by crown, all encased in wreath of Oak and Laurel which is topped by a scroll bearing " Deus Nobis Haec Otia Fecit" the whole circumference has Top : For Good Service. Bottom Liverpool City Police.

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