United States: Purple Heart Medal
An un-named and un-marked issue as awarded in post 1985 era, of the type awarded to next of kin of casualties and those wounded veterans who served in the; Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and during the various operations associated with the 'War on Terror'
Medal riband fitted with 9mm 'Crimp Brooch' riband mounting bar, this retaining the original intricate drop-lock and lo... read more
United States: Coast Guard Achievement Medal. With 2 x Gold 'Further Service' Stars on riband
The 2 x 'Gold Star' emblems denote that the recipient has been awarded a further 2 x additional awards of the Coast Guard Achievement Medal
The medal drape fitted with an early unmarked 12mm 'Crimp Brooch' mounting bar. The reverse of the mounting brooch retaining the original long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued
Important: The absence ... read more
United States: Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM)
The medal fitted with a 9mm crimp brooch. The reverses of the mounting brooch retaining the original long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock & clasp fittings as issued
The crimp brooch with Government Contractor maker marks 'LI-GI' (for, Lordship Industries)
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United States: Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
Medal riband fitted with a crimp brooch mounting bar that retains the original hinged pin and clasp fittings, as issued
The reverse of the crimped brooch with Federal Government contractor maker marks for 'LI-GI'
First created in 1962 with retroactive presentation to 1958, it remained an active decoration in the U.S. Navy until its discontinuation in 2014
United States: Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM). With 4 x Bronze 'Service Stars' on riband
The 4 x, ordnance issue 3/16 inch 'Bronze 'Service Stars' on the medal riband indicate that the recipient had actively participated served in an additional 4 x qualifying 'Humane Operations' as specified
Medal riband fitted with a 12mm crimp brooch mounting bar that retains the original hinged pin and clasp fittings, as issued. The reverse of mounting brooch with the official Fed... read more
Chile: Order of Merit. 4th Class 'Officer' enamelled breast badge. Customised with replaced centres for the Silver Campaign Star for the Campaign against Bolivia & Peru 1879-80
Important: The obverse and reverse centres on this Order are not those of the Order of Merit, but are the centres of the considerably rarer Chilean 'Star for the Campaign against Bolivia and Peru, 1879-1880' (Campana A Bolivia I El Peru 1879-1880)
In Spanish language the order is called 'Medallas Orden al Mérito de Chile, Oficial'
The order fitted with original len... read more
International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICSC): ICSC Medal
Medal fitted with a original clean stitched length of silk 'tricolour' riband
Awarded for 90 days service after 7 August 1954, in any of the three countries of the Indochina region, comprising Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia to military & civilian personnel of the 3 x participating member countries that formed the ICSC (India, Canada & Poland)
By 1965, and the escalation ... read more
India General Service Medal 1895-1902. Silver issue with clasp 'Punjab Frontier 1897-98' (Jemdr. Pooran Singh 12th Bl. Cavy:)
Important: Confirmed as the recipients only medal entitlement (Indian Army List January 1901 refers)
The recipient was an Indian soldier of the Sikh faith, who was a Viceroy's Commissioned Officer (VCO) holding the appointment of Jemadar while serving with the 12th Bengal Cavalry, a mounted regiment of the British Indian Army
Pooran (sic) Singh first enlisted in t... read more
Austria (Empire): Jubilee Medal for the Armed Forces & Gendarmerie 1898. Bronze issue
In German 'Jubiläums-Erinnerungsmedaille für die bewaffnete Macht und die Gendarmerie 1898'
The medal was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
The medal was issued in three types. Gold and bronze issues were issued for the Armed Forces and Gendarmerie, both types worn from plain red coloured ribands. It was only issued ... read more
Belgium: The Commemorative Medal for Foreign Missions or Operations (La Medaille Commemorative pour Missions ou Operations l'Etranger) With clasps 'BELBOS' IFOR' & 'KOSOVO'
Note: First and last clasps have backstraps, second clasp with prongs / pins (one A/F)
- BELBOS: For service during Operation BELBOS in Central Bosnia 1994
- IFOR: For service with Belgian forces in Former Yugoslavia from 15 December 1995
- KOSOVO: For service with Belgian forces in Kosovo from 16 March 1999
The commemorative medal for... read more