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My Modest Belgian collection....


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Hi Gents

My Belgian collection....

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'A Ses Heros' Medallion regarding Vivegnis. 1914 - 1918. (one of my favourites..)

Named to N. Ernoux.

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Below: I think this is a later award relating to reconstruction efforts...

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and a few badges....(modern I guessing)

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Below: I seem to recall this is Belgian but nothing else...

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Hope you Gents like them....

tony 

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Hello,

the medal you think is for reconstructions effort, is in fact a very common civil medal for labor. Any labor, and not particularly linked to any war.

The patch isn't Belgian, to me! More English , judging by the crown....

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7 hours ago, Stuka f said:

Hello,

the medal you think is for reconstructions effort, is in fact a very common civil medal for labor. Any labor, and not particularly linked to any war.

The patch isn't Belgian, to me! More English , judging by the crown....

Hi Stuka f

my modest collection just got a little smaller!

thanks for the advice

good to know.

tony 

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Stuka is right. The medal is the Industry and Agricultural Decoration or under it's later name Decoration of Labour (medal is the same only the name changes) and has nothing to do with the army.

But on the bright side, it has the name of the maker on it's back (J. Fonson Brussels) wich makes it more uncommon (even rare) to find (even in Belgium). Someone told me this was done in the early 20th century, but I can't verify that.

Nevertheless with the discription on the back it's the hardest to find medal in your modest collection :). If it hadn't any discription on it's back it's the easyest medal to find.

Your (metal) badges are cap badges of the Infantry: 2nd line regiment (dragon, used since 1950 till disbanment) and 11th line regiment (shield and trees, used since 1949 till disbandment).

 

Vincent

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12 minutes ago, VC89 said:

Stuka is right. The medal is the Industry and Agricultural Decoration or under it's later name Decoration of Labour (medal is the same only the name changes) and has nothing to do with the army.

But on the bright side, it has the name of the maker on it's back (J. Fonson Brussels) wich makes it more uncommon (even rare) to find (even in Belgium). Someone told me this was done in the early 20th century, but I can't verify that.

Nevertheless with the discription on the back it's the hardest to find medal in your modest collection :). If it hadn't any discription on it's back it's the easyest medal to find.

Your (metal) badges are cap badges of the Infantry: 2nd line regiment (dragon, used since 1950 till disbanment) and 11th line regiment (shield and trees, used since 1949 till disbandment).

 

Vincent

Hi Vincent

Thanks for your information on the badges. Nice to know what I have.

And....

The medal is now back in favour!

Thanks again

tony

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