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WW2 AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL

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The real thing.

 

I saw these medals being offered on Bid-or-Buy (SA)

First I thought they were original medals that were messed with.

But now I think they are shooting medals made to look like the real thing (the obverse).

 

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and another.

 

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So, look twice before you buy.

 

Marcon1.

 

 

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Never seen it before.

Looks like late (small) naming with their service number from WW2. Can't think that there was naming done in 1994. New ones wouldn't have such big service numbers on, Not a lot of persons in the Black Powder club, well not in their ten of thousands anyway. 

So the question is, did they took original ASMs and modified them? Or did they created a new die, that looks like the ASM, to stamp new 'medals'?

Very weird....

 

Chris

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