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  • in reply to: Hall marked silver WWI Croix de Guerre #11747
    felix
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    You are right, that’s a private purchase (for those who want/could purchase it). To my knowledge only bronze cdg were issued but if you have money it’s not forbidden to buy a nice one in silver enhanced with diamonds !

    They are interesting as they are uncommon.

    in reply to: American Society Medals "An Identification Guide" #16694
    felix
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    I don’t collect them either but I’m really interested by the book, the problem is that I can only find it at outrageous prices and when the price is correct, the seller doesn’t ship overseas (and doesn’t bother to answer anyway…).

    in reply to: Need Help Identifying Chinese Medal #16701
    felix
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    Hello John,

    Check Ebay and you can find a lot of chinese medals made in this kind of red copper (or other alloy) with this suspension (by the way the medal is suspended on a straight ribbon, not on an "russian" pentagonal suspension) and all of them are copies (you even can find soviet medals among them). The medal is pictured in the database (apparently an US made). Apparently the chinese period made is hard to find, there is one pictured in the book "Illustrated collection of badges in the chinese people’s revolutionary military museum".

    in reply to: Need Help Identifying Chinese Medal #16697
    felix
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    Hello John,

    In my opinion an awful and recent copy of the China national war memorial medal, instituted in 1946 for those who help CHina during the war.

    in reply to: Army DSM query #16546
    felix
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    Too sad, thanks Jeff.

    in reply to: Army DSM query #16542
    felix
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    Hello,

    Me again, this time with the DSM #560, certainly awarded to a french officer.

    felix
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    Hello Frank (I just noticed your recent replies),

    The boar’s head was used by Parisian’s makers between 1838 and 1962. The crab by the rest of France but most medals makers (maybe all) were based in Paris so the boar’s head is more common for this period. The crab was used between 1962 and 1984 in the whole country and since 1984 that’s a Minerva’s head.

    So I would say that your medal was made between 1962 and 1984, certainly using the original dies.

    Hallmark is good way to give an idea of the period the medal was made, but that’s not enough as the boar’s head was used during more than a century.

    Sorry for you Franck.

    in reply to: Is this another French Courage & Devoution Medal #16412
    felix
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    I agree too, not an official award, certainly a society one. There is a lot of societies medals, a lot are un-documented, I will try if I can find something else.

    Hard to date it but certainly 1900-1920.

    in reply to: Army DSC query #16411
    felix
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    Thanks a lot Jeff !!!

    in reply to: Army DSM query #16405
    felix
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    Thanks a lot !

    in reply to: American veterans medal ? #16339
    felix
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    Bill :
    The mark on the ring is something like UU (with one U upside down). I asked for a better pic but no luck.

    Jeff :
    That’s sound very interesting.

    in reply to: American veterans medal ? #16324
    felix
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    Too sad, thanks for your help Jeff.

    in reply to: American veterans medal ? #16317
    felix
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    The obverse
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    in reply to: Unknown Miniature #16175
    felix
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    I saw it too. In my opinion that’s the Holy-heart of the Christ on the center. Certainly a religious medal.

    in reply to: Franc-tireur medal/badge? #16174
    felix
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    Never saw that before. One thing is sure, that’s not an official french badge.

    A lot of unofficial medals and badges were made for veterans of the 1870 war before the introduction of the commemorative medal in 1911. Could be one of this, but honestly I doubt, something doesn’t look "french" in it.

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