WW2 British medal bar info needed and opinions

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WW2 British medal bar info needed and opinions

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 08 Aug 2018 22:22

Based on this piss poor pic, what are the medals pic sems of the reverse of the bar, and basic worth.German cap eagle is very poor, not of any concern
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Post by Dwight Pruitt » 09 Aug 2018 01:44

From Left: 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defense Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas bar, War Medal 1939-1945. Odd in that they do seem to be mounted backwards The bar should sell for $175-250 in my neck of the woods. The cap eagle is the typical zinc type that looks like it's oxidizing.

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Post by Of No Concern » 09 Aug 2018 01:47

The first appears to be a faded 1939 to 1945 star (I say faded due to the third stripe appearing to be off-white rather than light blue), the second is a France and Germany Star, the third is a Defense Medal and the fifth is a War Medal 1939 to 1945. I'm not able to identify the fourth medal.

These medals, that I have identified, are all general service medals thus lack any major value. All these medals are worth about 10 pounds in the condition that they are in.

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Re: WW2 British medal bar info needed and opinions

Post by Of No Concern » 09 Aug 2018 01:48

The first appears to be a faded 1939 to 1945 star (I say faded due to the third stripe appearing to be off-white rather than light blue), the second is a France and Germany Star, the third is a Defense Medal and the fifth is a War Medal 1939 to 1945. I'm not able to identify the fourth medal.

These medals, that I have identified, are all general service medals thus lack any major value. All these medals are worth about 10 pounds in the condition that they are in.

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Re: WW2 British medal bar info needed and opinions

Post by John G. » 09 Aug 2018 02:11

I basically agree with "of no concern".... all very common medals, improperly mounted. Worth $15./20. a medal (tops) and probably could use a re-ribboning (original stocks easily available but wouldn't change the value much).
The cap eagle looks to an original zinker as stated. The Canadian Vol. medal is the best of the bunch IMO.
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Re: WW2 British medal bar info needed and opinions

Post by Rob Stuart » 09 Aug 2018 03:03

The third medal is not the "Defense Medal". It is the Defence Medal, and since the recipient was evidently a Canadian, the following description applies: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... details/20.

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Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 09 Aug 2018 14:28

Thanks ,I figured the group was alot of nothing. Has been offered as a lot for $20.00 including the cap eagle

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