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Hello Megan, Russ, csmruss, her. I was working on a new article for JOMSA this week and closely examined Bornac’s Gold Book for Portugal. Everything looks good in the book except the omission of some important current medals. Missing are: Special Commissions Medal, Current Campaign Medal design, and the Military Order of Merit all important medals. Thought you would like to know before you do a review.
Hello Megan, thanks for the info that the book is out. Just got my copy, a good general reference book. Russ
Many thanks to you as well, I did not know you were the first trailblazer with the image data base. From the start it is an invaluable educational tool. Thank you.
Thanks for taking on this big task. I have contributed a lot of images and hope to add more in the future as I believe the image and medal backgrounds are very educational and helpful to all collectors or historians. Thanks again for the selfless work for all of us.
I would first like to thank the person or persons that nominated me for the position of Board Member. I know I can bring many skills and energy to the position and so I have accepted the nomination and with everyone’s support I hope to be elected to the Board. I have greatly enjoyed being a member of OMSA and contributed to the organization by writing numerous articles and exhibits which have won many awards. I strongly believe in the mission of our organization, to educate. I want OMSA to remain strong and to grow. My greatest interest and intention for the future is to reach out to history departments, militaria attendees, other related societies and conventions to recruit future members and to educate people about the rewards of medal collecting. I want to share my enthusiasm and as such hope that others will come to realize the importance of camaraderie, research value, and educational resources of our organization.
I have served 35 years in our military and rose to the rank of Command Sergeant Major, a position I held for almost 20 years and I recently retired as a High School Principal and Educator. I was founder of the Minuteman Quartermaster Association of New England for the Army, Reserve and National Guard and founder number ten of an illustrious group that founded Portugal’s Medal Society, Academia Phaleristica. As I said, I bring a lot of experience, leadership and organizational skills that I will put to good use as a Board member. I will appreciate your vote and confidence.
The idea of keeping an electronic file labeled "Shops and Dealers" and another labeled "Medal Auction Houses" would be an excellent resource that OMSA could provide on its web site. This educational resource would probably attract some potential new members as well.
Like you I have the first three and really want to finish the set. I collect Portugal medals so really want to see the next book.
A bit late for a reply but I just saw your question. Costa is still in business, still located at the same address in Lisbon.
Hello all and Happy New Years to everyone. Glad to hear your health has improved Doc, all the best.
Greetings all: We have all lost a good man in John, he was always helpful to all who needed that hard to get ribbon and above all he was a good friendly person to everyone. May God hold him and care for him, he will be sorely missed.
Thanks Jeff, I contacted them.
Hello Jeff, I am interested in buying the catalog. Can I still get it thru you or should I try to order thru the University?
Thanks John, I appreciate the information and will recheck my reservation. I am sure your efforts will help everyone.
Greetings gentlemen, I wrote an article on the Croix de Guerre for JOMSA and I expect it to be coming out in the near future but for now let me address the issues. All Croix de Guerres were issued with a device so one without it is unissued. Makers can still make the medals til this day. The devices reflect the unit issuing the medal and the devices are bronze, silver and gold stars then a bronze palm and finally a silver palm that represents the award of five bronze palms.