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It have been tough to get new objects to my collection of Finnish Orders , but today a new one arrived in the mail

1941 Liberty Cross 4th Class with Red Cross , awarded about 800 times , mostly to medics and doctors .

This one is in almost mint condtion , Now I have to look for a Civilian 4th class :)

Christer

 

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Nice ones, the civilian 4.class 1941 is twice as rare as the one with a red cross.

Lucky for me that I only collect the combatant versions of the crosses or I'd probably be silver-haired already while trying to find these non-combatant versions... :)

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1 hour ago, Dansson said:

Nice ones, the civilian 4.class 1941 is twice as rare as the one with a red cross.

Yes, I have seen them only one time for sale, since I am collecting Finnish decorations (3-4 years). But I still haven't any version with the red cross...

greetings
Tomasz

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1 minute ago, jovanmara said:

Hi

This is mine Red Cross.It looks like bronze one could somebody post a foto of all Finis Red CRoss medals how many classes and year variants

 

Best Regards

Jovan Mara

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Vey Nice Jovan , Most probably awarded to a Swedish Volunteer in 1939 war (4th class with swords)  and then he come back in 1941 as a medic ? and got the 4th class with red cross 1941.

There was Red Cross from 1918,1939, 1941  on 2nd class medal , 1st class medal . 4th class Order , 3rd class order and the extreme rare 2nd class order 1939 ( 2 awarded)

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Actually there are a very few crosses with red cross awarded after WW2 without year on the back.

According to my information the awarded number is as follows.

VR3 awarded 6 times
VR4 awarded 14 times

My VR4 on the pictures is the only known example made of hallmarked silver! Z8 = 2001

 

Just let me know if you want pics of any of the other crosses/medals with red cross. I have all except VR3 1918, VM1 1918 and VR3 without year.

The liberty crosses without year is very difficult to find since most of those who got one is still alive.

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This beautiful medalbar just arrived today. Awarded to a Swedish doctor. But unfortunately I don´t have his name. Just a few photos.
A libertycross 3rd class with red cross, winterwar medal for foreigners and "Fortsättningskrigets" medal in Swedish.

The cross and medals are in mint condition.

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Very Nice !

I have the names of 5 Swedish Doctors who was probably  awarded the 3rd class w Red Cross 1941 but I´m not sure who also was in Finland 1939 ?

They are David Lindsjö ( not in Finland 1939) 

Karl Lundberg , Navy Doc 

Felix Naeslund , Navy Doc

Nils Rosenqvist  , Navy Doc 

Sven Wahlgren , Navy Doc 

See if I can find any more candidates 

Christer

 

 

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That is some very interesting information Christer.

Do you have any pictures of any of them? I have some photographs that came with the bar with one that probably shows the doctor himself.

The liberty cross is one of the best examples i have ever seen. It´s close to mint condition. Much more beautiful in real life than on the pictures.

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