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France: Legion of Honour 4th Republic issue '1870' (Legion D'Honneur, 1870 'Officier'). 4th Class 'Officer's' breast badge with silk rosette on riband

The silver, gold applique and enamel breast badge, with dimensions approx 61mm height including wreath suspension x 43mm wide

Of de-luxe customised quality, with raised floreate wreath

The insignia with assay mark or 'poincon'

Sold together with plush titled hinged case of issue with makers marks 'Boullanger, Paris' on inside lid

A choice example of this, the most prestigious national order of France, of the type awarded circa 1870-1948

Minor scuffs to reverse wreath suspension, otherwise a choice quality item of insignia

Condition: GVF

Code: 18013Price: 120.00 GBP


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France: An unattributed multi-decorated Second World World War, Indochina & Algerian Wars 1940-1962 'Mounted-as-Worn' medal group of 8:

The group comprises;

- Legion D'Honneur. 4th Class 'Officer'. 4th Republic (1946-1958) with silk rosette
- Cross of War TOE. With 3 x 'Ciations' emblems 1 x 'Palm' & 2 x 'Stars'
- Cross of Military Valour (Croix de la Valeur Militaire). With 5 x 'Citations'
- Colonial Medal. Second issue & clasp 'Extreme Orient'
- France: War Commemorative Medal 1939-45 with clasp 'Engage Volontaire'
- Indo-China Campaign Medal (Medaille de la Campagne D'Indochine). With 'Wound Star'
- Medal for Operations in North Africa. With 1 x clasp 'Algerie'. Paris Mint marks

During the Second World War the soldier who wore these medals earned all his citations for his services during the colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria

Note: Prior to 2016 there was no 'official' wound medal - the authorised 'Wound' insignia was originally a riband with a red enamelled star. Latterly the authorized protocol was to wear the red enamelled star on the riband of respective campaign medal to denote wounds. It was only in 2016 after many years of clamour for change, the French authorities approved the award of an official wound medal

The group mounted 'As-Worn' in the French style, on two overlapping rows. The backing cloth retaining the metal clips for attachment to the uniform

Single small chip to blue enamel band on reverse of LOH

A splendid combination of medals

Condition: About EF

Code: 18278Price:


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France: Legion of Honour (La Legion D'Honneur). 5th Class 'Chevalier' breast badge in silver, gilt & enamel with gold centres. An award of the 3rd Republic (circa 1870-1940). With dated '1870' obverse, and contained in plush case of issue

Note: This is the type of award presented to those decorated for service in the 'World Wars'

Sold together with plush hinged leatherette case of issue, and companion button-hole lapel badge with silk rosette of the Legion D'Honneur

The original stitched silk riband suspended from a two pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the French style

A most attractive example of this prestigious award

Condition: Toned about EF

Code: 17425Price: 125.00 GBP


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France: A framed Great War Legion of Honour 'Gallantry' pair with 'Fourragere':

- France: Legion D'Honneur. 3rd Republic, 1870-1940 issue. 5th Class 'Chevalier'
- France: Cross of War. With 2 x citations (1 x Silver Star & 1 X Bronze Star). 1914-1918
- France: Fourragere in colours of the Medaille Militaire

Note: The Legion of Honour with makers marks / silver assay marks (poincons) on suspension

The medals individually mounted suspended on their original silk ribands from 'Boule' bars attached to a velvet covered board, all contained in a contemporary glazed wooden case / frame

Dimensions of case are approx 21cm x 16cm. The case with glazed panel and detachable back-board. The back of the case fitted with stand for desk-top display and loops for mounting on cord as a wall display

The medals toned with patina

Important: Postage is quoted basis the weight (heavy) & packaging (special) required. If purchased by an overseas buyer, we will remove and dispose of the glass panel prior to sending. While we will pack the item carefully, we accept no liability for any breakages to glass in transit if clients request the glass pane sent

A fine and desirable desk-top veteran's display

Condition: Medals toned GVF

Code: 17426Price: 200.00 GBP


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France: A Second World World War & Indochina War 'Mounted-as-Worn' unattributed multi gallantry & campaign service medal group of 7:

The group comprises;

- Legion of Honour. 4th Republic (Post 1952). 5th Class 'Chevalier' breast badge
- Cross of War 1939-1940 'Vichy' reverse with 2 x 'Bronze Stars'
- Cross of War TOE & 'Silver Star' (medal is a CDG reverse date 1939-1945)
- France: War Commemorative Medal 1939-45. 2 x 'Allemagne' 'Liberation'
- Colonial Medal. Second issue & 'Extreme Orient'. Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' / 2 marks
- Indo-China Campaign Medal (Medaille de la Campagne D'Indochine) 1953
- Wound Medal (Medaille De Blesses Militaires)

The emblems on the medals denote;

- Silver Stars: 3 x Mention in Despatches at Division level

Important: The CDG with 'Vichy' reverse dates would indicate that the recipient was at some time a serviceman under the 'Vichy Wartime Government of General Petain'. He subsequently joined the forces of 'Liberated France', before the end of the Second World War (see his WW2 clasps including Germany service) and post Liberation would by regulations stopped wearing/using the former 'Vichy CDG' riband, instead wearing his 'Vichy' earned CDG from the official Second World War CDG riband that had been instituted in 1939! The substituted CDG with scarce reverse dates 1939-1945 in place of a CDG TOE is as-mounted, on a contemporary mounting panel, and as-worn by the recipient

The group mounted 'As-Worn' in the French style, on three overlapping rows. The backing cloth retaining the metal clips for attachment to the uniform

A splendid combination of medals

Condition: About EF

Code: 17463Price: 295.00 GBP


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France: Legion of Honour (La Legion D'Honneur). 4th Class 'Officer' class breast badge in gilt and enamel with silk rosette on riband. An award of the 5th Republic (1962 to present day) 'Undated' obvers type with inclusion of '29 Fioreal Anx' on reverse l

A current issue of the award type presented since circa 1962, including Gulf War / Kosovo / Afghanistan etc

The original stitched silk riband suspended from a two-pronged mounting pin or 'epingle' in the French style 'as-worn'

Condition: About EF

Code: 17418Price:


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France: Legion of Honour . 4th Class 'Officer' class breast badge in gilt & enamel with silk rosette on riband. An award of the 5th Republic (1962-) 'Undated' obverse type '29 Fioreal Anx' on reverse legend. With LOH Fourragere

A current issue of the award type presented since circa 1962, including for services in North Africa (Mauratania / Mali), Afghanistan, Kosovo, Gulf etc

The original stitched silk riband suspended from a mounting 'Boule,' and fitted / draped with;

- Fourragere LOH: For a unit that has been 'Mentioned' (Cited) in Army Orders between 6-8 times

Condition: EF

Code: 17420Price: 125.00 GBP


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France (Colonial): Order of the Star of Anjouan 1896-1963 (Ordre de l'Étoile d'Anjouan 1896-1963). 5th Class 'Chevaliers' gilt and enamel breast badge

The insignia of 56mm dimension

Of French manufacture and exceptional quality, the insignia retaining it's crisp gilt finish

Condition: About EF

Code: 17732Price: 150.00 GBP


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France: Order of Liberation (1940) (Ordre De La Liberation 1940). Obverse with enamelled Cross of Lorraine

In the official order of precedence this is ranked as the second highest national honour. The Order of Liberation has not been awarded to French nationals since 23 January 1946

A total of only 1061 awards of this most prestigious and hard earned award have been made comprising;

- 1038 to individuals;
- 18 to units of the Army, Air Force and Navy;
- Five to cities: Nantes, Grenoble, Paris, Vassieux-en-Vercors, and l’Île de Sein

A highly prestigious decoration, and one that was awarded exclusively to reward deeds of supreme courage, acts of resistance and leadership during the Second World War

Note: The riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin or 'epingle' as worn in the French style

Condition: EF

Code: 18277Price:


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France: Order of the Academic Palme (Ordre Des Palmes Academiques). 3rd Class 'Chevalier' (Knight) silvered and enamel

Condition: Minor enamel wear otherwise GVF

Code: 16689Price: 25.00 GBP

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