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Bulgaria (Kingdom). War Medal 1915-1918

Mounted on original tri-fold silk riband

Some fraying to front of riband

Condition: About EF

Code: 18204Price: 20.00 GBP


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Bulgaria (Peoples Republic of Bulgaria, 1946-1990): Spanish Civil War Medal for Bulgarian Volunteers of the International Brigades, 1936-1939

Medal fitted with full length five sided riband mount. This latter retaining the hinged pin and clasp fittings on reverse as issued

Instituted on 22 May 1974, the medal was awarded to all living veterans of the Bulgarian communist brigades that served in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

Scarce

Condition: About EF

Code: 19321Price: 30.00 GBP


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Cambodia: Medal of Labour (3rd Class) in Bronze

A fine contemporary strike of this intricate and artistically designed medal

The medal fitted with original silk riband

Condition: EF

Code: 11396Price: 35.00 GBP


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Deomocratic Republic of the Congo: Medal of Merit for Agriculture, or Medaille Merite Du Agricole

Bronze medal with original silk riband

Condition: GVF

Code: 14498Price: 15.00 GBP


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China: Peoples Liberation Army Liberation of China Medal 1945-50 (解放奖章) First type bronze gilt. Officially numbered 314501

Instituted on 12 February 1955

Sold together with original titled and numbered (314501) packet of issue, together with companion silk riband bar, with reverse pin fitting

The medal mounted on original five sided riband bar, the backing plate retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings

Note: This is an original early 1st type solid bronze gilt issue medal awarded circa 1955

Important: The medal (instituted on 12 February 1955) was awarded to veterans who had fought in the Liberation of China (Chinese Civil War 1945-1950), including those PLA present during the 'Yangtze Incident' of 1949, in the fighting against the Royal Navy's, H.M.S. Amethyst, and the relief squadron ships, 'Consort', 'Black Swan' & 'London' (for their services during the ‘Yangtze Incident’, the British crews present were subsequently awarded issues of the Naval General Service Medal with clasp ‘Yangtze 1949’)

The 'Yangtze Incident' has been the only record fighting between British and Chinese PLA forces, during which the British Royal Navy incurred 121 x casualties (47 x killed & 74 x wounded) against an estimated 252 x Chinese casualties

Condition: EF

Code: 19645Price:


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Czechoslovakia: War Cross 1939-1945 (Válečný Kříž)

Instituted on 20 December 1940, by the Czech 'Government in Exile' located in London, England

Note: Inspite of early capitualtion and subsequent enemy occupation, many thousands of Czech's made their way to allied countries (principlally France, Great Britain and Russia) to continue the fight against the Third Reich. Czech aircrew were second only to the Poles in the number of foreign allied crews who flow operationally during the Battle of Britain, and a Czech brigade and 3 x aircraft squadrons served under British command in North West Europe 1944-1945

The silk medal riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, and as customary worn in the Czech style

Condition: About EF

Code: 18837Price: 40.00 GBP


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Czechoslovakia: Volunteer's Cross 1918-1919 (Pamětní Kříž Československého Dobrovolce)

Instituted in 1920

Awarded to those who served and fought during the formative years of the independent Czech Republic in 1918-1919, and in particular against the Hungarian Bolshevik forces operating in the Slovakia region

Condition: GVF

Code: 18835Price: 40.00 GBP


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East Germany (German Democratic Republic, or DDR, 1949-1990): Hans Beimer Medal for Volunteer Veterans of the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939. 3rd type silver plated

Medal fitted with full length five sided riband mount. This latter retaining the hinged pin and clasp fittings on reverse as issued

The Hans Beimler Medal (German: Hans Beimler Medaille) was a GDR decoration. The medal was instituted on 17 May 1956 and was awarded to East Germans who had fought in the Spanish civil war on the side of the republicans. The medal was named after Hans Beimler (1895-1936), the first 'Commissar' of the German Communist contingent and the XI International Brigade in Spain. The medal was presented in the name of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers

It is widely accepted that the most effective - and best - fighters in the ranks of the multi-national International Brigades were those drawn from Germany

Condition: About EF

Code: 19291Price: 30.00 GBP


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Republic of Egypt: Military Medal of the Republic (Wisam al-Gomohouriyya al-Askariia). 1st class 'Gold' (Silver-Gilt) medal. 2rd type obverse (awarded 1971-1984)

The silver-gilt medal with silver assay and and Cairo Mint hallmarks on reverse of medal and obverse of suspension

Medal fitted with original length of 'pinked' silk riband

This, the 1st Class of Military Medal is exclusively awarded for the highest acts of battlefield gallantry regardless of the rank of the individual recommended for the award. For 'Non Commissioned Officers & Other Ranks' who are awarded this medal, the recipient receives a doubling in their monthly salary, and on retirement will receive an additional element to their military pension

This was the principal 'Battlefield' gallantry decoration awarded to Egyptian troops who were decorated for acts of exceptional gallantry during the 'Yom Kippur', or 'Arab-Israeli / October' War of 1973 (during which conflict the Egyptian forces in the Sinai were estimated to have lost 5000-15000 killed & 8372 captured, versus Israeli losses of an estimated 2521-2800 killed, 7250-8800 wounded & 293 captured)

Scarce

Condition: GVF

Code: 19741Price:


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Republic of Egypt: Aswan Dam Friendship Medal. Bronze issue. Instituted 1964

Awarded in two grades (silver & bronze) for award to qualifying; officials, engineers, technicians, civil and military, Egyptian and foreign (USSR) who assisted in the construction of the Aswan Dam

Medal fitted with original stitched length of 'pinked' silk riband

Note: As a measure of the importance and significance of the Aswan Dam, in the current Egyptian 'Order of Precedence', this award precedes 'all' war and campaign medals

The 'Aswan Dam Project' 1960-1976, was the largest civil engineering work to take place in Egypt during the 20th Century. The 'First Dam' was completed, and the reservoir started filling in 1964 which was the reason for the institution of the medal in 1964. The 'High Dam' was completed in 1970, and in 1976 the 'Aswan High Dam; reservoir had reached capacity

Scarce

Some soiling to reverse of riband from label residue

Condition: EF

Code: 19740Price:

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