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I have a small but far from complete ( I am still looking to fill gaps ) collection of medals to International Brigaders in the Spanish Civil War.

I would be interested to know whether any or many others on this forum have an interest in this area of collecting and / or awards of the Republican ( non- Franco ) side ( something also of interest to me although so far zero acquisitions ) 

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There are also quite a number of groups in Spain, the UK and North America which study and re-enact the Spanish Civil War.  I have the privilige of being a member of one of the newest such groups, in Canada.  We have a Facebook presence here and one of our members, David Webb, whose name appears frequently on that page collects all sorts of fascinating SCW items and may even have medals.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2550049968413579.

 

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On 18/12/2020 at 04:44, numis said:

I have a small but far from complete ( I am still looking to fill gaps ) collection of medals to International Brigaders in the Spanish Civil War.

I would be interested to know whether any or many others on this forum have an interest in this area of collecting and / or awards of the Republican ( non- Franco ) side ( something also of interest to me although so far zero acquisitions ) 

I also have a small collection of medals to the International Brigades.  Here is a picture of my Polish cased commemorative medal for comparison to the emedals one Antonio posted.  The ribbon on my medal is badly faded.  As a comparison of price, I paid US$34.95 for my cased example in 2017.  I do not have a document for this medal.  My research indicates that there were only 2000 of these medals produced.

Regards,

Gordon

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1956 was 20 years since the start of the Spanish Civil war.

In this year a number of countries and organizations issued medals for International Brigades veterans ( who had to have been very  lucky to survive  Franco, Fascism, Nazism and Stalinism until then ) 

Wesoloswki's book records the Polish medal as being silver ( with no mention of plating ) . I once sent a plated medal back to vendor on the basis of this description.Maybe I erred ( I still do not have one ) 

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