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#1 kristoffer

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:58 AM

Hello,

 

A small collection of US medals showed up recently at a local auction site. 

I found two that I am interested in but I have a few concerns. A few of the medals is said to be WWII but the engraving and broches are definately not WWII vintage. So my hope is that you guys could give your opinions. On the engraving and the broches.

 

Regards Kristoffer

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#2 kristoffer

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:00 AM

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:01 AM

Silver Star

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#4 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:31 AM

The medals are from WWII but the engraving on the Silver Star is recent and not government engraving.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:18 AM

Thanks Kurt, much appreciated.

Hopefully I can get the DSC

Kristoffer

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:11 AM

I got the medal now and saw that it was numbered. 15164. I got a comment on the medal that this strike should have slot brooch and that the wrap brooch went to the 7k range and that the second strike should have a slot brooch.

Have I bought a medal with a replaced ribbon or it this incorrect?

Thanks

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#7 Allan H.

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:21 AM

Kristopher,

 

There is nothing wrong with the brooch on your medal. The numbered DSCs start with a wrap brooch, move over to a slot brooch and then back to a wrap brooch. Your medal is correct.

 

Allan



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 03:45 PM

Thanks Allan. That's good to hear!

I am really happy to have this in my collection now.

Now I just need to find a case for it.

Regards Kristoffer

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:10 AM

This Soldier's Medal, with identical engraving to the Silver Star, has been in my collection for over 20 years. (Unfortunately I don't have a record on exactly when or where I acquired it.) I've been unable to locate any service records on the recipient.

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