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Hello everybody! :)

First post here. I tried searching for a similar thread but couldn't find any, so I created a completely new one.

I've been collecting Imperial German and Austrian medals and orders for some years now, but recently I've also become interested in the history of the Ottomans and especially their awards. I already have one Ottoman War Medal and a silver Liyakat Medal with swords in my German collection (they came along with some German medals), but that's all. And I really don't know much about these awards at all! So I'm hoping to hear some advice from the experts here.

Are there any good books available on collecting Ottoman medals? That kind of basic research should of course be the first step for any new collector in the field. And which trustworthy sellers can you recommend, once I get to that phase of the hobby? I know several good ones for German and Austrian stuff, but absolutely nothing for Ottomans!

Thanks in advance! :)

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Hi and thanks for the website recommendations! Both seem like great sites.

Keep 'em coming! :)

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Here are some books on the Ottoman Turkish Orders and Medals:

1. Osmanlı Madalyalar ve Nisanlar Belgelerle Tarihi  - Ottoman Medals and Orders Documented History by METİN ERÜRETEN 

2. Pride and Privilege a History of Ottoman Orders, Medals and Decorations by EDHEM ELDEM

3. The Turkish War Medal - Harp Madalyası by M. DEMİR ERMAN  

and if you are in Facebook bocome a member of: 

1.    Ottoman Orders and Medals : https://www.facebook.com/groups/osmanlimadalyalari/?ref=bookmarks

2.    The Turkish War Medal : https://www.facebook.com/groups/harpmadalyasi/ 

3.   Korean Medals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/koremadalyasi/

4. Turkish Army Patches and Insignias : https://www.facebook.com/groups/TSKBROVELER/


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Hi Demir and thanks a lot, that's really helpful. I'll start with the books first. :)

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