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Finland: Merit Medal of the Order of the White Rose. 2nd Class. Silver. Hallmarked

Finland: Merit Medal of the Order of the White Rose. 2nd Class. Silver. Hallmarked

A very early issue with exquisite silver & mint hallmarks on rim of medal comprising (00/crown/813H/rowboat/N7)

The Order of the White Rose of Finland (Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun ritarikunta) is one of three official orders in Finland. The Order comprises, 6 x classes of Orders, a Cross of Merit and 3 x grades of medals

The Order of the White Rose of Finland was established by Gustaf Mannerheim in his capacity as regent (temporary head of state) on January 28, 1919. The name comes from the nine roses argent in the coat of arms of Finland. The order's rules and regulations were confirmed on May 16, 1919, and its present rules date from June 1, 1940

The Order, Cross and Medals - all classes & grades - can be awarded for civil or military service

Condition: Toned about EF

Code: 20821

30.00 GBP


Finland: Medal for the Continuation War (campaign against the Soviet Union 1941-45)

Finland: Medal for the Continuation War (campaign against the Soviet Union 1941-45)

Medal retaining its original long length of silk riband

The medal was awarded for service during the 'Continuation War' fought between 25 June 1941 to 19 September 1944

Military casualties incurred during the 'Continuation War', comprised an estimated 225,000 Finland; 84,000 Germany; 754,000 Soviet Union

Finlands military casualties by category were estimated to be:

- 63,200 +/- Dead or Missing
- 158,000 +/- Wounded
- 3,500 +/- Prisoners of War

Condition: GVF

Code: 20820

20.00 GBP


Finland: Medal of Physical Education and Sports. Bronze grade. 1st type badge with 1945 reverse legend 'Urheilu Isanmaa'

Finland: Medal of Physical Education and Sports. Bronze grade. 1st type badge with 1945 reverse legend 'Urheilu Isanmaa'

Instituted 1 March 1945

Awarded for outstanding achievement in Finnish athletics, and for services to physical education

A good early issue in choice condition with bright long length of original silk riband

The stitched silk riband fitted with a two pronged investiture mounting pin as-worn

Condition: EF

Code: 20819

30.00 GBP


Finland: Un-attributed Bravery & Campaign medal pair to a Finnish Naval 'Coastal Defence' veteran of the 'Winter War' 1939-1940

Finland: Un-attributed Bravery & Campaign medal pair to a Finnish Naval 'Coastal Defence' veteran of the 'Winter War' 1939-1940

Comprising:

- Finland: Medal for Bravery of the Order of Liberty. 1st Class silver with date 1939

- Finland: Winter War Medal 1939-40. With crossed 'Swords' emblem and clasp 'Rannikkopuolustus'

The Medal for Bravery of the Order of Liberty has the reverse date '1939' denoting an award for the successful 'Winter War' (bravery medals of this order awarded for the 'Conuation War 1941-1945' have the reverse date 1941. The Order was created on 16 December 1940 and based on the Crosses and Medals of Liberty from the liberation war of 1918 during which Finland won her freedom from Russia. In the Winter War of November 1939-March 1940 Russia attempted to re-annex Finland, as she had the other independent Baltic states. Finland resisted heroically and against overwhelming odds retained her independence, though forced to cede territory. This example would only have been awarded for an act of military bravery in the 'Winter War 1939-1940'

Note this example of the Medal for Bravery of the Order of Liberty has the reverse date '1939', and is silver (not hallmarked) but with thinner flange associated for the silver issues

The 'Swords' emblem on the 'Winter War' medal riband denotes a serviceman who experienced 'combat' during the Winter War

The clasp 'Rannikkopuolustus' (or, Coastal Defence), was awarded to personnel of the Finnish Navy, and both Fleet and Coastal Artillery, Coast Guard and any other personnel who had come under fire while serving aboard a ship during the 'Winter War' against the armed forces of the Soviet Union

The medals mounted as-worn by the recipient. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings for wear

Scarce seen clasp on the 'Winter War Medal' to Finnish naval forces

Condition: GVF

Code: 20818

85.00 GBP


Bulgaria (Kingdom). Medal of Bravery. Silver 4th Class. With 1915 obverse date

Bulgaria (Kingdom). Medal of Bravery. Silver 4th Class. With 1915 obverse date

This award was created in 1915, and all Great War awards of the Bulgarian Bravery Medal are dated 1915 on obverse. The decoration was only awarded to 'Other Ranks' in four classes the first two classes in gilt and the last two classes in silver. The colours of the ribands were identical for all awards, however the 1st & 3rd Class awards had distinctive bows on the ribands to distinguish them apart from the 2nd & 4th class awards

The decoration retaining a good length of original & scarce found, original silk riband

Condition: GVF

Code: 20790

45.00 GBP


Nigeria: Nigerian Fire Service Cross 'For Gallantry'

Nigeria: Nigerian Fire Service Cross 'For Gallantry'

This is the highest gallantry award available to Officers and Other Ranks of the Nigerian Fire Services

Award criteria for this decoration is:

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The Nigerian Fire Service Cross may be awarded to any member of the fire service for a most conspicuous act of gallantry in the course of duty

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The gallantry, meritorious service & long service medal of the Nigerian Fire Services were all instituted by a Warrant dated 28 February 1974

Each of the Nigerian Fire Services medals include representations of traditional Fire Brigade emblems, i.e., Merryweather Fire Brigade Helmets and crossed Fire Axes

Condition: EF

Code: 20767

175.00 GBP


Nigeria: Nigeria Fire Services Meritorious Service Medal

Nigeria: Nigeria Fire Services Meritorious Service Medal

A sterling silver medal

The medal with English silver assay and maker hallmarks on reverse

Award criteria for this decoration is:

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The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the
fire service for long and devoted service characterised by exceptional ability and exemplary record.

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The gallantry, meritorious service & long service medal of the Nigerian Fire Services were all instituted by a Warrant dated 28 February 1974

Each of the Nigerian Fire Services medals include representations of traditional Fire Brigade emblems, i.e., Merryweather Fire Brigade Helmets and crossed Fire Axes

Condition: EF

Code: 20766

175.00 GBP


Nigeria: Nigeria Fire Services Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Nigeria: Nigeria Fire Services Long Service & Good Conduct Medal


Award criteria for this decoration is:

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The Long Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the fire service who has completed eighteen years continuous service with an
exemplary record, that is to say, his conduct sheet shows that:—

(i) He has not suffered any punishment during the period of twelve years immediately preceding the date of his recommendation for the award

or,

(ii) He has not suffered any punishment during the period of six years immediately preceding the date of his recommendation for the award and
he has not suffered more than six punishments during the whole period of his service.

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The gallantry, meritorious service & long service medal of the Nigerian Fire Services were all instituted by a Warrant dated 28 February 1974

Each of the Nigerian Fire Services medals include representations of traditional Fire Brigade emblems, i.e., Merryweather Fire Brigade Helmets and crossed Fire Axes, etc.

Condition: GVF

Code: 20765

160.00 GBP


Nigeria: Nigeria Police Service Meritorious Service Medal

Nigeria: Nigeria Police Service Meritorious Service Medal

Rarity: The original award warrant of this decoration states that provision is made for the limited award of only 12 x Meritorious Service Medals per annum

Award criteria for this decoration is:

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The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the police force for long and devoted service characterised by exceptional ability and exemplary record.

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The series of gallantry, meritorious and long service medals of the Nigeria Police Force & Nigeria Special Constabulary, were instituted by the Honours (Police) Warrant 1966, retrospective with effect to 1 October 1965

Condition: EF

Code: 20764

SOLD


Nigeria: Nigeria Police Service Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Nigeria: Nigeria Police Service Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

The award criteria of the Long Service Medal is:

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The Long Service Medal may be awarded to any member of the fire service who has completed eighteen years continuous service with an exemplary record, that is to say, his conduct sheet shows that:—
(
i) He has not suffered any punishment during the period of twelve years immediately preceding the date of his recommendation for the award

or,

(ii) He has not suffered any punishment during the period of six years immediately preceding the date of his recommendation for the award and he has not suffered more than six punishments during the whole period of his service.

Unquote.

The series of gallantry, meritorious & long service medals of the Nigeria Police Force & Nigeria Special Constabulary, were instituted by the Honours (Police) Warrant 1966, retrospective with effect to 1 October 1965

Condition: GVF

Code: 20763

SOLD


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