French Inter war medal in Bronze for the Upper Silesia (Haute Silesia) campaign. In the post first world war years a plebiscite, admistered by the allied powers, was established in Upper Silesia whilst political discussions went on to award to the territory to either Germany or Poland.
The medal is made from Bronze and although considered a French medal (predominately awarded to French armed forces) the medal was actually issued by the Inter Allied government of Upper Silesia. This is recognised by the raised lettering on the reverse “COMMISSION INTERALLIEE DE GOUVERNEMENT ET DE PLEBISCITE” 1920 – 1922 dates in relief.
First world war “Hindenberg” cross with swords. Obverse is comprised 1914-1918 dates surrounded by a laurel wreath superimposed upon the cross. The G.5 maker mark has not been attributed.
Note: Some collectors consider the gothic script G to be in fact a B
Hindenberg cross with swords or correctly known as first world war, war service cross with crossed swords (denotes combat experience or at least belonging to the armed forces). This example manufacturer marked C.P.
A WW1 Victory medal awarded to 89747 DVR A PAINTER RA, A Driver in the Royal Artillery
Just short of TEN MILLION of these disc type medals with their pentagonal ribbon hangers were issued by the Soviet authorities on the 23rd February 1988 to comemorate sevety years of the existence of soviet / CCCP forces. The particular example shown below includes the ribbon attacment ring where the manufacturer markings “LMD” for the Leningrad mint can be discerned.
WW2 German Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery badge by the much appreciated, amongst collectors, manufacturer Schwerin Berlin. Nava badges from Schwerin are reknowned for their high level of detailing, the way that they maintain their gilding / wash after many years and their robust hinge and pin set up (you dont find many with a broken / repaired reverse).
Note -> As always the problem with being a much appreciated antique badge is that they are also the first to be copied and reproduced. From the images shown below there is more than enough detail to make a comparison for authentication purposes.
Romanian medal with something to do with WW2 judging by the 1941 date on the reverse. Other than that, little idea.
Awarded to just about everyone “under orders” in the Soviet union on the 23rd February 1968 some almost 10 million recipients. The front of the medal depicts two soldiers in uniform of the different eras surrounded in the background by the 5 pointed red star. The reverse shows a crosssed Hammer and Plough above Cyrillic lettering and the obiquous CCCP
W.K. maker marked frontfighters cross with swords from the first world war. Swords denote combat / battle participation of the awardee.