At the end of World War II the Government awarded what is known as the 1939-1945 Star. You had to serve either 180 days of operational service or 60 days of operational flying to qualify to get this award. It is a star with cipher of King George VI in the middle and the legend 1939-1945 Star below. It has a light blue, red and dark blue ribbon and today is over 70 years old. We bought a nice group of these and are proud to be able to offer them to you. These were men and women who put their life on the line to make sure that you and I could live a free life. They are original and genuine and now over 70 years old.
This is in our opinion one of the Rarest of the World War II Stars. The Atlantic Star was instituted in May of 1945 to honour those who took place in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was mainly for those who were part of shipping convoys, a mission that many did not come back from. It was also for those who were their escorts and anti-submarine people. We've handled many World War II medals, but this is the first group of Atlantic Stars that we've had the privilege to offer. Complete with ribbon, for those brave sailors who fought against the U-boats. It is rare and teaches one humility.
Of the eight different campaign stars awarded during the Second World War two of the scarcer issues are the Pacific Star and the Burma Star. We are able to offer a small quantity of The Burma Star, which was awarded for operational service in the Burma campaign and in Bengal or Assam, broadly from 1941 to early 1944. We have just seven of these scarce campaign stars with the appropriate ribbon available, so don't miss out!
This is just a fantastic and beautiful set of medallions. If you love to flash and gold colour and real fighting men this is for you. Five different crown sized medals coloured enamel on both sides. Each medal in a display capsule and all five in a rather impressive case. We worked hard on this one to offer the whole collection to our collectors for just £19.50! Less than £4 each. You will love this collection, Great Britain and Canada are featured but also represented are the United States and the Free French. You have real soldiers pointing their weapons at you. You have red, white, and blue, heavy gold gleaming out at you. Subtle they are not, beautiful and striking they are. We love them and hope you will too. We have kept the price at a fantastically low price, it is less than £4 each and the case is free. It is The Bargain of the Issue!
The George Cross or ‘GC’ as it is affectionately known is the highest award that a civilian can get. It is also sometimes awarded to military personnel for an act for which military honours would not normally come into play. This is a handsome replica, as only 157 real ones have been issued since its inception in 1941. You have St. George and the dragon in the middle of a cross with ‘For Gallantry’ round the centre. King George VI’s cipher is in the angles. There is a bar that has ornamented laurels and the ribbon is a dark blue. These replicas are stamped ‘Copy’ on the reverse so no one could confuse them with originals. An original will sell for between £8,000 and £12,000. So even if you could find one, you might not be able to afford it… This handsome replica is large and heavy, just like the original but priced so that most collectors can afford it.
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 a World War II award for service personnel serving in Italy between the 11th of June 1943 and May 1945. You had to serve at least six months in order to qualify for the Italy Star. It is made of brass and has a red, white and green ribbon and has the crowned cipher of King George VI. These are originals and NOT reproductions. They were actually handed out to our brave individuals after the Second World War. Very emotive and complete with the red, white and green ribbon. It has been quite some time since we were last able to offer this World War II gallantry award. Supplies are definitely limited.
In the past we have offered these two British World War II War Medals. But as they usually come from overseas the quality was alright but not all that great. We were recently offered from one of our contacts in Scotland a group of these War Medals in Brilliant brand new condition. We couldn’t believe it when wesaw them, they were brand new condition and as bright as the day they were struck. Here we present ‘The War Medal’ with the crowned bust of King George VI and the red, white and blue ribbon. We believe that they were bought directly from the Ministry of Defence and that is why they are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Obviously made for the War and just put away and forgotten. These are fantastic; the quality is the best that I have seen. You can have these Brilliant Uncirculated medals. We have never seen them so good and I might never see them this quality again. Simply Fantastic!
During and after World War II the Government issued a series of Stars to honour the gallant heroes who fought in the different theatres of the war. Comes with a ribbon that is unique to the award. Offered here is the Africa medal. Remember these are the actual medals that were awarded and NOT reproductions. We feel honoured to be able to offer these medals in the form of stars and hope that those of you who buy one or more will feel the same. All come with the official ribbons and all are in nice collectable condition, but supplies are limited. Don’t forget they were issued some 70 plus years ago.
World War II Defence Medal. The Defence Medal was issued to members of the armed forces serving at home and in territories overseas that were subjected to air attack or closely threatened during the Second World War. Also included were members of the Home Guard (Dad’s Army), Civil Defence and Fire Service. On the obverse is a profile portrait of King George VI. On the reverse two Lions supporting a crowned Oak tree with the dates 1939/1945 and the legend ‘The Defence Medal’. The colours on the ribbon are rather interesting and appropriate: The two broad green stripes represent ‘This green and pleasant land’, the narrow black stripes represent ‘the Blackout’ imposed during the air raids of the Blitz and the wide orange stripe represents the firebombing during the Blitz. A medal issued 72 years ago that is becoming harder to find. A very interesting addition to your collection.