Another fascinating offering for our growing band of medal collectors: This medal was issued by the Belgian state for 30 years labour service to Industry. First instituted in 1847, The medal has a Red, White and Blue ribbon, with the oval shaped medal on a swivel suspender below an ornate crown. The medal has a central gilded design of industrial emblems surrounded by an enameled wreath and an inscription in both French and Flemish which translates as ' Skill and Morality'. All the medals in this group have original ribbons and we only a few left, so please order early. From previous experience we know these will sell out rapidly.
This is an interesting medal for our growing band of collectors of war medals. An original medal issued to members of the Greek armed forces during the Second World War. These pieces should be of great interest to collectors, as due to the comparatively smaller numbers issued they are not so often seen or offered for sale! The number of pieces available is quite limited, and we are now offering them at a very reasonable price.
This is one that we just found in one of our warehouses. It was issued 1992-5 for the soldiers in the Bosnian-Serb Army. During the Civil War those who felt for Serbia rather than Yugoslavia wore these badges with pride. You have the crowned double headed eagle with a red and white badge across its chest. There is a screw fastening with the name ‘Picado Company’ on the back. We thought we were out of them and would never see them again, but we did find 65 pieces. Get them while you can…
For Centuries the Swiss have had shooting festivals, do you remember William Tell, his son and the apple? There were many shooting festivals all over Switzerland and it was with great pride when someone won one of the contests. The cost of producing these medallions is quite high as is the prestige of winning one of them. If you won a shooting festival you were presented with a medal on a ribbon and that is what we are offering here. There are a number of different designs and years, the ones on offer are from about 1949-1970. The medal supplied may be different from those illustrated. 20th century shooting competition medal from around 1949-1970