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  • in reply to: Software Update starting 1/18/16 #26940
    John_Allgood
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    Megan,

     

    At the moment, adding images is “administrator only”.  I’ll send you a PM so you can send me the images directly.

    in reply to: Welcome! Please introduce yourselves. #17576
    John_Allgood
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    I’m Stephen Shaw #6225 for the past 19 yrs. I don’t have a British Medal research book & I’m looking for numismatic info on the Punjab Frontier Medal 1897-189; size, wt, designer, producer, # produced, etc, etc, any assistance is appreciated. `

    Stephen,

    Here is some info I worked up on the numismatic information for a display I gave on that medal at an OMSA convention. I don’t readily have the weight of the medal at the moment.

    The medal is 36 mm in diameter and was issued in both silver and bronze. The bronze version is showcased in this display. The suspension swivels and is of a floreate design. The medal has 2 types. The first type shows the crowned, veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left with the text “VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATIX” around the monarch on the obverse. The second type obverse has King Edward VII, in Field Marshal’s uniform, facing left with the text “EDWARDUS VII REX IMPERATOR” around the monarch. The reverse of the medals also is in two types. Both reverses have a British and Indian soldier supporting the Royal Standard with “INDIA” on the left; on the first, Victorian type, “1895” is on the right while the second, Edwardian type, has no date. The first type obverse was designed by Sir Thomas Brock while the second obverse and reverse of both types was designed by George William de Saulles. The ribbon, originally issued in silk, is 32 mm and is crimson with 2 dark green stripes down the center. Modern variations of the ribbon are often in polyester and the color quality varies. In total 7 clasps were issued for the medal. As the Defence and Relief of Chitral clasps were initially thought to be the only awards, these clasps do not have the upper lugs. It should be noted that later clasps can appear with the lugs removed. Aside from the Chitral clasps, the earlier clasps will be closest to the suspension with later clasps added above.

    As the medal was for campaigns in India, the India Office was responsible for the design, preparation, striking, naming and issue of the medal. The dies for the medal and clasps were manufactured at the Royal Mint and sent to the Calcutta mint in December 1896. Later replacement medals were manufactured at the Royal Mint.

    in reply to: Turkish Order of the Medjidie #17487
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Chris,
    Is it possible to find a copy of:
    OMSA Medal Notes No. 9 entitled "The Turkish Order of the Medjidie Awarded to Officers of the British Army and Royal Navy for Services in the Crimea" (edited by Jeffrey Floyd).

    Thanks
    Demir

    Demir,

    You can purchase a copy of this from OMSA. Click on "Publications" at the top of this page. You should be able to navigate to the Books section from there. The Medal Notes are at the bottom of the page.

    John

    in reply to: Just Joined #17454
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Ben,

    Welcome to the forum. The Membership Secretary will send you your number. Once I get a verification from him, I’ll upgrade your status on the website. I’ll send you an email with more particulars.

    John

    in reply to: Annual Dues-2015 #17361
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    We have had some parasite posters on the forum of late. Some spammers but some just gibberish.

    John

    in reply to: Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19 #17208
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Ms. Browning,

    I have sent you an email about the medal. I will try and post a photo in the next few days.

    Best wishes,

    John Allgood

    in reply to: How do I change my email? #17201
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Michael,

    Sorry for the delay, I’ve been traveling and tied up with other things. Unfortunately, a change of email has to be done by an administrator. Send me an email (click the mail icon under my avatar) with your new email address. I’ll change it directly.

    John

    in reply to: OMSA 2014 Convention #17154
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    I was contacted this morning by Nathan Weiss, one of the co-chairs for the upcoming convention.

    Due to some unknown difficulty at the Irvine Post Office, a number of registrations are being returned to senders as "undeliverable". While Adam has held his post office box for a number of years and has contacted his Postmaster numerous times, this may continue. If you have had your registration returned, please email the local co-Chair Adam Rohloff. The convention email is: omsa2014@gmail.com

    in reply to: Miniature Medal Bars #17095
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Not the original poster of these but the first medal looks to be a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.

    To answer your question about the Victoria Cross, the VC is always first.

    in reply to: Volunteer needed! #17058
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Thanks for that!

    I have a list of informational links that I send to every email concerning JROTC requests. I will add your info onto it, unless I hear otherwise.

    John

    in reply to: OMSA 2012 Convention in Dallas August 16-19 #17049
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    There is also a thread on the forum here: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1238

    in reply to: Welcome! Please introduce yourselves. #17045
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Welcome to the forum.

    Feel free to post a few photos of items that you have questions. There is a lot of knowledge here and hopefully they can fill in the blanks.

    Best wishes,

    John

    in reply to: An object lesson #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

    in reply to: I International Colloquium The Great War in Phaleristics #16964
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    For a visual reminder of this, and it looks interesting:

    This would be a nice event to attend. I hope someone give us a report from there.
    Poster_1.jpg

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    in reply to: Regarding Army JROTC Medals, #16922
    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    OMSA does not sell medals. We are a society of collectors and researchers.

    That being said, at the last OMSA convention I met a representative of Northwest Territorial Mint, who now own GRACO, and who manufacture a number of medals including JROTC medals. Their website is http://www.nwtmint.com. They might be able to help you.

    Best wishes,

    John

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