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British Air Efficiency Award Medal and Ribbon To Squadron Leader E.F. Tanner Of The A.A.F. & Paper. Sn 13244 - 13244
This is a very nice Air Efficiency (Long & Meritous Service) award to an officer in the Auxiliary Air Force, complete with paperwork showing his progression from pilot officer in 1939 to his retirement in in 1954 as a Squadron Leader (Wing Commander for Retirement Purposes). The Air Efficiency Award, post-nominal letters AE for officers, was instituted in 1942. It could be awarded after ten years of meritorious service to part-time officers, airmen and airwomen in the Auxiliary and Volunteer Air Forces of the United Kingdom and the Territorial Air Forces and Air Force Reserves of the Dominions, the Indian Empire, Burma, the Colonies and Protectorates. The award is a GVI medal impressed to "Sqn. Ldr. E.F. Tanner A.A.F." The medal was struck in silver and is oval, 38 millimetres (1.5 inches) high and 32 millimetres (1.26 inches) wide, with a raised rim on each side. It is suspended from a silver bar in the form of an eagle in flight, looking towards its left, affixed to the medal by means of a single-toe claw and a pin through the upper edge of the medal. The obverse has his coinage type effigy and is circumscribed "GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:" reading around from the bottom. The initials "HP" below the truncation of the King's neck are those of the designer of the obverse of the medal, Thomas Humphrey Paget, an English medal and coin designer. The reverse is smooth and is inscribed "AIR EFFICIENCY AWARD" in three lines.It comes complete with its correct ribbon. A nice Long Service award to a man who went through WW2 and beyond. The price includes UK postage. Sn 13244
£245.00

SOLD SOLD (09/04) 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class By Nazi Manufacturer Code ‘55’ (J.E Hammer & Sohne Geringswalde) With Original Issue Packet, Certificate Of Issue Dated 1945 To Unteroffizier Otto Elgert 13 (I.G) Gren. Rgt 1145 & Medal Ribbon. Sn 12974:8 - 12974:8
This is an original WW2 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class with original paperwork & ribbon To a Grenadier of The Nazi German Army. The medal retains its original finish. It has the correct ‘swastika’ and ‘1939’ to the front and the rear ‘1813’. It has its original hanging ring with manufacturer number ‘55’ (too small to photograph) which is J.E Hammer & Sohne Geringswalde (see page 190 of ‘Parade Medal Bars Of The Third Reich’ by Yanacek). The medal comes with its original packet of issue, medal ribbon and original certificate of issue dated 1945 with Commanding Officer’s signature. Price for this excellent piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12974:8
£0.00

Sterling Silver And Enamel West Yorkshire Regiment Sweetheart Brooch. M 105 - M 105
An excellent Sterling silver and enamel West Yorkshire Regiment sweetheart brooch. The brooch has a galloping horse above a blue enamel banner which has "West Yorkshire" picked out. The brooch measures 33mm. The reverse has a wearers pin which works as it should and is stamped with "Sterling TLM". The brooch is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. M 105
£65.00

9 Ct Gold And Enamel G.V.I.R. Royal Army Service Corps Sweetheart Brooch. M 104 - M 104
This is an excellent quality 9 ct gold George VI Royal Army Service Corps Sweetheart brooch which has red and blue enamel inlay. The brooch is in perfect condition. It is stamped on the mount with "9CT" as can be seen in one of the close up photographs. The brooch measures 55mm wide. The wearers pin on the reverse is in perfect condition and has the 'roll lock' still working. This is a very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. M 104
£125.00

Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858 With Ribbon To W. Eyles 53rd Regiment. M 103 - M 103
This medal was awarded to 2437 Pte William Eyles of the 53rd Foot Regiment, ex 80th Foot No 2297. He was wounded at Khuswa on the 1st November 1857. He volunteered to the 81st Foot. The medal roll confirms the above. The medal is impressed "Wm. Eyles, 53rd Regt.". An 'extremely fine' medal and ribbon. The price includes Uk delivery. M 103
£375.00

Air Efficiency Medal and Ribbon. M 102 - M102
This is a George VI Air Efficiency Medal To Corporal C. Barrett of the Auxiliary Air Force. It was awarded for 10 years service in the Auxiliary and Volunteer Air Forces of Britain and the Commonwealth. This is a pre 1948 issue medal and would therefore denote service in WW2. The medal is silver and the recipients name is impressed on the edge, "857335 CPL C Barrett A.A.F.". This is a very attractive medal which is worthy of further research. The price includes UK delivery. M 102
£225.00

Framed WW1 Death Plaque To Private 43602 Robert Edward Davies 16th Battalion Welsh Regiment Killed In Action 1917. A Victory Medal & War Medal Combination With Cap Badge & Period Coins. Also Pte Davies' Scroll & War Records Information. M 805 - M 805
Born in 1896 at Pentre, Glamorgan Wales Private 43602 Robert Edward Davies 16th Battalion Welsh Regiment served in France & Flanders. He was sadly Killed In Action on 27th August 1917. This is his Framed Death Plaque with Regiment Cap badge, an original 1896 dated half Penny coin (His year of birth), original One penny coin dated 1917 (The year he was KIA). Mounted with these items are a WW1 Victory Medal and War Medal with correct ribbons. The medals are named to ‘J689779 ORD RN J.R. Davies’ (Ordinary Seaman Royal Navy). The display also features a hand embroidered patch with floral motif and the words ‘To My Dear Sister’. All are beautifully set on a rich velvet background in a glazed dark wood frame (13 ½”x14”x2”). The rear of the frame has a hanging bracket. The display comes with the original Death Scroll to Private Davies and a copy from Force War Records regarding his service and The Welsh Regiment’s deployment during the Great War. Price includes UK delivery. M 805
£295.00

RESERVED RESERVED WW2 MBE group of 7 Medals, Miniatures & Photo Album. M 147 - M 147
A very complete Member of the British Empire breast Order, long service group of 7 medals to Mrs. Edith Alice CHRISTIAN-FLETCHER M.B.E. from Stockport a long serving member of the Womens Voluntary Service. The medals are the Civilian MBE in a gilt finish, 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal and a Womens Voluntary Service Medal. All unnamed as issued with original ribbons and fitted on a pin bar. A corresponding, contemporary set of miniatures is included as is the WVSM box. With the medals is a scrap album containing dozens of press cuttings about her, Photographs, Invitations and other personal items. She was born in Liverpool in 1895, married in 1919 & moved to Cheshire. She joined the WVS in 1938 & aided in billeting refugee children & making camouflage netting. During the Blitz she became a Queen's Messenger & travelled with them to help in London during the V1 bombings. At the end of 1944 she travelled with the WVS throughout Europe particularly in Holland and Germany. In 1960 she received the MBE for her work in the community and in 1961 the WVSM when it was first instituted. She received an additional Long Service clasp in 1968 for 30 years service. She was involved in a multitude of organisations all listed in papers in the album. She died in 1970. Price includes UK delivery. M 147
£350.00

Revised Edition Of 'For Fuhrer & Fatherland' 1985 By John Angolia. BO 1033 l - BO 1033
Revised Edition Of 'For Fuhrer & Fatherland' 1985 By John Angolia. This ius a comprehensive work by a noted authority on military awards of the third Reich. It is profusely illustrated with detailed text. It is an important work for collectors of Third Reich military wards. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1033
£75.00

" x Volumes of 'Formans Guide To Third Reich German Awards and Their Values' Book. BO 1030 - BO 1030
These are 1st and 3rd Editions of Adrian Forman's invaluable price guide to Third Reich awards and are fully illustrated together with prices for each item. They are a very handy set from 1988 and 2001 showing how items have increased in value. The price includes Uk delivery. BO 1030
£95.00
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