Bronze IAB in Zinc from SHUCo 41. Note that this is a bronze version but to get the necessary detail in the photos the Obverse looks “washed out” this is a Camera / Image issue only.
Please be sure to study badges from this manufacturer in detail as they are (a) relatively easy to encounter and (b) IAB’s from this manufacturer were heavily copied.
World war two War merit medal from Germany (Kriegsverdienst medal). The lowest grade in the War merit series and awarded liberally to those who “stayed at home”.
Obverse is the nazi cross in the center surrounded by a wreath which is superimposed upon an eight pointed Maltese cross.
On the Reverse in gothic script can be found “Fur Kriegs-verdienst 1939” which translated is “For war service 1939”
The Pacific star, sometimes encountered with the bar “Burma”. Issued without naming to British troops however can be encountered named to commonwealth / dominion soldiers sailors and airman.
Note that due to the appreciation in value of these medals copies / reproductions are now commonly encountered.
Typical British world war one pair of medals consisting the British war medal 1914 – 1918 (Made for sterling silver) and the Bronze UK version of the inter allied victory medal for the “Great war”.
Pair attached to the medal bar were awarded to 136715 CPL W.GRIBBLE RA, a Corporal in the Royal artillery
The Atlantic Star for second world war service by UK and commonwealth servicemen and women. THE ATLANTIC STAR surrounds the cypher of the monarch George 6th and has his crown atop. Six pointed star in bronze colour. Ribbon colours of watered silk Blue, white and green.
Note – The star series from WW2 has been extensively copied for both legitimate (Tailors copies, replacements etc) and not so legitimate purposes. Compare the fine details of the medal to the images shown before purchasing.
Queen Elizabeth the 2nd General Service medal (GSM) with Malaya bar to 4158940 SAC A W ATKIN RAF – Senior Aircraftsman
South African Police medal for faithful service. Obverse with “Police service” and “Polisiedienst” in raised lettering surrounding the South African coat of arms. On teh reverse “For faithful service” a horizontal raised line and then “Vir Troue Diens”. In the base of the reverse is the Sterling silver .925 and RMP hallmarks.
Around the rim the medal is named to “186.1/SERSANT. W.J COX SWAP” – Sergeant in the South West Africa Police.