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    British Pacific and Africa Stars: modern restrikes?

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    Dear all,


    I purchased a large lot of medals, which included some items I desired, but it also brought some other medals into my home.

    2 of those are these British Pacific and Africa Stars.

    They look to me “new”. Could someone confirm they are restrikes.

    Thank you for your opinion.



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    Neither of the campaign stars are official issue full-size medals.


    They are both unofficially commercially struck items


    What are the dimensions of the stars?


    I ask as the stars look 'small' to me, and may well be commercially struck miniature medals


    I note that you are resident in the Netherlands, and it may be that the medals are of continental manufacture to satisfy the demand from veterans of personnel from enemy occupied territories that flocked to Britain 1940-1945, and served in the British Armed Forces.


    Several Belgian and French medal makers struck and retailed Second World War campaign medals for sale to European veterans in the period circa 1947-1990........



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