My 2nd Empire items

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  • #11968

    Frank Dutil
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    Hi all, now that I’ve finally acquired a China 1860 campaign medal, I’ll be able to finish off my French frame. I just wanted to share this pic of my 2nd Empire awards.
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    #13879

    christophe
    Member

    Bravo Frank !!

    Nice collection !!

    Please, could you show us the reverse of the first one ?

    And about of the Légion d’Honneur : is it a knight or officer star ? The ribbon seems more recent, obviously…

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13880

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Picture of the first medal and close up of the badge of Officier de la Légion d’Honneur.

    Médaille pour Actes de Dévouements du Ministère de l’Intérieur.
    Awarded to: PRAT XAVIER in 1869.

    The Legion of Honor is an officer’s, unfortunately, much of the gilding is gone. And you are correct, the ribbon is not original. The close up pic shows some of the gilding (dorure) left.
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    #13881

    felix
    Member

    Thats’ a very nice collection. The Legion of Honour is not easy to find without enamel damages, yours seems to be in very good condition.

    #13882

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    The state of the enamel is what convinced me to purchase it over 2 other candidates. Both had better gilding but the enamel was cracked pretty badly with small pieces missing at the tips of the arms. Although mine’s gilding is pretty worn off, I thought the overall look was better with near intact enamel.

    #13883

    felix
    Member

    I agree, enamel is the first thing I look when I buy a medal.

    #13884

    christophe
    Member

    Hi Frank,

    Many thanks for the Ministry of Interior medal’s pics.

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13885

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    I’m curious, did you think it was one for courage?

    #13886

    lpr19
    Member

    Hello FDutil,

    what a nice collection.

    I enjoy most the mexican item.

    If there is something for sale / swap, please let me know.

    Thanks

    #13887

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Sorry but most of these are REALLY hard to find and worth a lot.

    It took me to find and purchase the Mexican and China campaign medals.

    #13888

    christophe
    Member

    I’m curious, did you think it was one for courage?

    Hi Frank,

    Exactly what I thought…

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13889

    christophe
    Member

    Sorry but most of these are REALLY hard to find and worth a lot.

    It took me to find and purchase the Mexican and China campaign medals.

    Yes, these with period ribbons in good condition are really hard to find.

    Ch.

    #14487

    lpr19
    Member

    Hello Frank,

    is it possible to get an image of the backside

    mexican medal

    I like to see the ribbon, the cut.

    If you dont mind, pleas

    Thanks

    lpr19

    #14554

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Hello Frank,

    is it possible to get an image of the backside

    mexican medal

    I like to see the ribbon, the cut.

    If you dont mind, pleas

    Thanks

    lpr19

    You can find it here: http://www.omsa.org/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=7504&size=big&cat=

    If you require bigger pics, let me know. 8-)

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