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France: An un-attributed 'Boxer Rebellion' China 1901, era Distinguished Service and Campaign Medal group of 3

The group mounted on a traditional French mounting rod, or 'Boule', and as-worn the group comprising below items;

- Legion of Honour. 5th Class 'Chevalier' breast badge. 3rd Republic with '1870' obverse date
- Medaille Militaire. 3rd Republc issue, with obverse date 1870 (this with 'Sanglier' hallmark)
- China War Medal 1900-1901. With '1900 Chine 1901' clasp (Paris Mint 'Argent' h/m on rim)

Note: All medals with silver hallmarks - the Order / Decoration with 'Sanglier' hallmarks, and the China Medal with 'Argent' (Silver) on rim

Some loss of enamel on Medail Militaire, consistent with age and wear, otherwise a splendid and scarce seen 'China' service combination of medals

Condition: Mostly VF

Code: 18503Price: 295.00 GBP


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France: A Second World World War & North Africa 'Wars of Decolonisation' mounted-as-worn' unattributed multi gallantry & campaign service medal group of 10

A 'Veteran' mounted medal group, arranged on 4 x overlapping rows comprising;

- Legion of Honour. 4th Republic (Post 1952). 4th Class 'Officier' breast badge 7 silk rosette
- Croix De Guerre. Reverse dated 1939. With 3 x 'Bronze Stars'
- Cross of Valour. With 2 x 'Silver Star' emblems
- Volunteer Combattants Cross. Reverse dated 1939-1945
- Combatants Cross
- Combatants Cross for Resistance Fighters
- Commemorative Medal for Security and Order in North Africa. With clasp 'Tunisie'
- France: War Commemorative Medal 1939-45. With clasp 'Liberation'
- Palmes Academique. 'Chevalier' enamelled breast badge
- Medal for Games & Sports. Silver grade, or second class

The emblems on the crosses denote;

- Silver Stars: 2 x Citations at Division level
- Bronze Stars: 3 x Citations at Regiment or Brigade level

The group mounted 'As-Worn' in the French style the medals individually stitched to the board. The backing cloth retaining the metal clips for attachment to the tunic

Note: Minor scuffs to enamel on Academic Plames, and the backstraps on reverse of the 2 x medal clasps cut to facilitate mountingthe backstraps on reverse of the the medal clasps cut to facilitate mounting

An eye-catching and impressive combination of medals

Condition: Mostly GVF

Code: 18502Price:


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

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

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

A nicely toned example with only minor scuffs & wear consistent with having bene worn

Condition: Toned VF

Code: 18501Price: 75.00 GBP


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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:


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

This with enamelled centres and official Paris Mint abbreviated bronze metal & 'Cornucopia' logo hallmarks on lower edge of cross

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: 18499Price: 100.00 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 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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