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Cased, WW1 27th January1917 Godet & Soin, Imperial German Army Field Marshal Hindenburg Birthday Presentation / Gift Plaque To Kaiser Wilhelm II Mounted With Silver Royal Device & 2 Period Picture Postcards Of The Kaiser & Hindenberg In Uniform. Sn 16950 - 16950
Wilhelm II (1859-1941), the German kaiser (emperor) and king of Prussia from 1888 to 1918, was one of the most recognizable public figures of World War I (1914-18). He gained a reputation as a swaggering militarist through his speeches and ill-advised newspaper interviews. He was born on 27th January 1859 at Potsdam, Germany. Paul von Hindenburg was a famous German general and statesman who commanded the Imperial German Army during World War I and later became President of Germany from 1925 until his death, during the Weimar Republic. This is an original WW1 dated birthday presentation or gift plaque from Field Marshal Hindenburg to Kaiser Wilhelm II. The rectangular brass plaque has Oak Leaf decoration around the edges and tutonic cross in 3 corners . The top of the plaque is mounted with a silver Wilhelm II wreath & crown device above German text ‘Wilhelm II’ & ‘Paul Von Hindenburg with engraved signature of Hindenburg below date ’27.1.1917 (The kaiser’s birthday) between German gothic script (illustrated). The rear is signed by the manufacturer ‘J.Godget & Soin’ (Berlin manufacurers of Medals and decorations). The plaque measures 6 ¼” x 8 ¾”. The plaque is accompanied by 2 period picture postcards of the Kaiser & Hindenberg in Uniform. The Hindenberg postcard has original period handwriting and 1915 post office ink stamp. All are contained in its original leather bound, felt lined case with clasp fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16950
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) British Royal Navy Officer’s Military MBE 10 Medal Group Mounted For Wear To Lieutenant Commander S.J.E. Searle With Original Photograph Of The Officer On Board HMS King George V & 3 Photocopy Images Him In Uniform. Sn 17100 - 17100
Sydney Joseph Edward Searle, lived at 32 Liverpool Road, Watford and volunteered in August 1914. He was posted to HMS Montrose. This vessel was engaged on special duties in the North Sea & other waters. His ship was sent to the black sea in 1916 to protect British interests. There he was awarded the cross of St George by the Russian Government for meritorious service. He continued in the Navy after WW1, rising to Chief petty officer when he was awarded Long Service & Good Conduct Medal serving on board HMS Calcutta, a light cruiser. During the 1930’s he was awards a military MBE & continued serving in WW2 gaining promotion to Lieutenant. He served in the Atlantic & was mentioned in despatches. In 1951 he became Lt. Commander. The WW1 medals are correctly marked with the Officer’s details and his WW2 mentioned in despatches Oak leaf is present. The medals come with an original photograph of the Officer on board HMS King George V & 3 black & white photocopy images of him in uniform, one in which he is wearing this medal group. An excellent WW1 / WW2 group with original ribbons mounted for wear on a white metal bar with hinged clasp pin. This medal group is worthy of further research. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17100
£0.00

Framed For Display, WW1 French Croix De Guerre & Médaille Militaire 5 Medal Group To French Soldier Fernand Emile **arang, 39th Infantry Regiment Who Served Throughout The Great War. M 131 - M 131
The Médaille militaire (Military Medal) is a military decoration of the French Republic first established in 1852 by Emperor Napoleon III for award to Privates and Non-Commissioned Officers who distinguished themselves by acts of bravery in action against an enemy force. The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts. The Croix de Guerre may either be awarded as an individual or unit award to those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy. The medal is awarded to those who have been "mentioned in despatches", meaning a heroic deed or deeds were performed meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit. This is an original WW1 French Croix de Guerre & Médaille Militaire medal group to a named soldier who served throughout the Great War. The Croix de Guerre & Médaille Militaire are accompanied by 3 other French WW1 campaign / commemorative medals (The Commemorative medal of the War of 1914 - 1918. The Victory Medal and Croix du Combattant ). The medals are all mounted on a decorative printed setting headed in French ‘Medals Of The Great War’ and has a panel with the soldiers details handwritten in old French text (we are uncertain what the first letter /letters of the Surname are). The text also includes in French ‘did the whole campaign’. The medals are in excellent condition with original ribbons. The Croix de Guerre ribbon has a bronze star. The medals are nicely mounted in a glazed wood frame with brass mounts. The frame measures 21 ½” x 18” x 1 ½”. The rear of the frame has a metal ring for wall hanging. The price for these framed French WW1 medals worthy of further research includes UK delivery. M 131
£375.00

Egypt Medal, 1882 – 89 And Khedives Star. M 129 - M 129
This is a pair of medals, the Egypt Medal, 1882 – 89 and Khedives Star to 19. Pte Pl Clifford of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment. 625 of the men of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment were at Tel-el Kebir. They had 2 officers and men killed and 19 wounded. The medal is in EF condition (most Egypt medals suffered with contact marks from the Khedive’s Star) and is engraved in sloping capitals to 19 PTE.P. CLIFFORD 2 /R.IR.R. and has the dated reverse 1882 for the early battles whereas later medals were undated. The Khedive’s Star is the undated version and is in E.F. condition. This is a nice pair to a good regiment. The roll confirms the clasp entitlement. M 129
£390.00

German WW1 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class With Screw` On Back Fitting. M 128 - M 128
This is a very nice WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class with a screw back fitting. The medal retains much of its original finish with only minor wear to the highlights. There are no makers marks to the medal which is not unusual on these pieces. The back of the medal is stamped 900. WW1 iron crosses area getting harder to find and the price includes U.K delivery. M 128
£325.00

Scarce Royal Observer Corps Long Service Medal And Ribbon. M 127 - M 127
This is a scarce Royal Observer Corps Medal which was awarded for 12 years satisfactory service for part time officers and observers and for 24 years for full time members. The medal was instituted on the 31st January 1950 by George VI but it was not awarded until 1953 after the accession of Elizabeth II. The medal carries the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and an Elizabethan coast watcher with a torch and signal fires on hilltops on the reverse. The medal hangs from a suspender of an eagle with outstretched wings. The rim is engraved with the recipient’s name Observer E. Higginbotham. This is an attractive and scarce medal and the price includes U.K. delivery. M 127
£325.00

A Large Collection Of Korean War & Vietnam War Cased Medals, Citations, Wall & Desk Plaque Awards To U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Alice A. Long, Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Sn 15984:1 - 15984:1
Formed in 1943 the WAC provided logistical and specialist support during WW2 and throughout the Korean & Vietnam wars. This is a collection of U.S medals, citations and desk plaque awards all to Lieutenant Colonel Alice A. Long of the Women’s Army Corps . The medals all with their original presentation boxes comprise: The Bronze Star With Certificate, National defence medal, Vietnam service medal, American campaign medal, 2x Legion of merit medals one with Oak leaf cluster & certificates. Also included is her 1967 Korea WAC plaque, a Wall plaque dated 30th May 1972, Korea Chief mess plaque, 1966 Korea plaque with mother of pearl inlaid decoration and a framed 1967 dated certificate in oriental text. The certificate’s frame has mother of pearl inlaid decoration. The desk plaques have their original presentation cases. The price for this collection worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15984:1
£1,250.00

Cased, Named Victorian British Medal Trio Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Tel-El-Kebir Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 & Edward VII Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal To Pte & Lance Corporal F. Parfitt Notts & Derby And Cameron Highlanders Regiments. - 16012:6
This is a nice group of medals Pte Parfitt Notts & Derby And Cameron Highlanders Regiments. The medals comprise of Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Tel-El-Kebir Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 & Edwardian Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal . The rear of the medal is dated 1882 and the rim is impressed ‘1273 Pte F. Parfitt 1/ Cam’n Highrs (1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders)’. The back of the Khedive’s Star is the 1882 version and has parfitt’s Regimental number 1273 stamped along with number 79. The rim of the Edwardian Army Long Service & Good Conduct medal is impressed ‘2040 L. Corpl F. Parfitt Notts & Derby Regt. The medals came together in the leather covered case with hinged lid and must be to the same person but with a change of Regiment. The lined case has a trade ink stamp (illustrated). The price for this medal group worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:6
£450.00

Named Victorian Boer War British Queen’s South Africa Medal With Clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal & Laings Nek With Ribbon To Pte 6343 W. Dawkins 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Sn 16012:4 - 16012:4
This is a nice Queen’s South Africa Medal With Clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal & Laings Nek With Ribbon. The metal has a nice colour tone & the rim of the medal is impressed to ‘6343 Pte W. Dawkins 2nd E. Surrey Regt’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:4
£175.00

Named Victorian British Medal Trio Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Suakin 1885 Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (2nd Type) To Sgt Major M. Mc Inerny Medical Staff Corps Mounted For Wear & Copy Of Corps Roll - 16012:2
Named Victorian British Medal Trio Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Suakin 1885 Bar, Khedive’s Star 1884-86 Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (2nd Type) To Sgt Major M. Mc Inerny Medical Staff Corps With Ribbons Mounted For Wear & Copy Of Medical Staff Corps Roll. Sn 16012:2 This is a nice trio of medals to Sgt Major M. Mc Inerny Medical . The medals comprise of Egypt 1882-89 Medal With Suakin 1885 Bar Khedive’s Star 1884-86 Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (2nd Type). The rim of the Egypt medal is impressed ‘1519 Serg Maj M. McInerny M.S. (Medical Staff) Corps. The Khedive’s Star is correctly un-named and as issued. The rim of the Army Long Service & Good Conduct medal (2nd Type) is also impressed ‘ 1519 S. Sergt M. Mc Inerny A.H (army Hospital) Corps. The edge of this medal has a small knock. The medals with ribbons are mounted for wear. The ribbons are frayed in places. The Medical Staff Corps were the forerunners of the R.A.M.C (Royal Army Medical Corps) and were called the Army Hospital Corps until becoming the R.A.M.C in 1898. The medals are accompanied by 2 pages of A4 size paper. One page has a copy of a colour photograph of the medal group, the other is a copy of the Medical Staff Corps roll with the Sgt Major listed. The price for this medal group worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 16012:2
£550.00
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