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    jb floyd
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    Here’s a very nice Irish Service Medal 1917-1921, with the "Comrac" bar. From this side, it looks fine — a little wear and age to the ribbon, and some crud on the ring and edges, but not really a problem. However, there’s more to story…..
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    #16950
    jb floyd
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    It’s the other side that brings out the problem. I’ve preaced for years about getting medals out of those little plastic cases with foam padding. This is exactly why. I’m not sure there is any way to salvage this scarce medal without taking it apart and stripping off the finish and hoping that the pitting won’t be too bad underneath. Unless you want this, get those medals away from foam padding!
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    #16957
    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Was the reverse plain or was there an actual design there? :o

    #16959
    jb floyd
    Moderator

    There was a design – a laurel spray that ran from 6:00 to 12:00 on the left side of the otherwise blank field. It may still be under the chemical soup.

    #16972
    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Woa… Please show us the results… I for one am quite curious.

    #16981
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Jeff,

    I have had good luck using WD-40 on Bronze IGS medals. I haven’t had any experience with Irish medals but it won’t hurt the medal.

    Sad to see it happen in the first place.

    John

    #16982
    jb floyd
    Moderator

    I haven’t had the time to devote to this one, but I doubt that I can do any more damage than is there right now.

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