Archive for the Medallions & Badges Category

40th Anniversary Medallion of the 1st Matabele War

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , on May 9, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_Southern_RhodesiaThis is a souvenir commemorative medallion commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1st Matabele War where Matabeleland was conquered and absorbed into what was then Rhodesia.

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Souvenir Medallion for the Entry of the 5th Army into Naples

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on May 6, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)This is an unofficial commemorative medallion made by local italians to sell to soldiers of the 5th army that captured Naples.

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Souvenir Medallion of the Liberation of Rome

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)This medallion was struck in 1944 and sold locally to the members of the U.S. 5th Army that liberated Rome from the Germans.

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Czechoslovakian Medallion Commemorating the Nazi Takeover

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on April 22, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis medallion is a copy of the commemorative coin created for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. The original medal was a table medal. This is a medallion with a loop to be attached to a ring or chain.

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Volkswagen KDF Factory Foundation Badge

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThese badges are tough to find. There are a ton of fakes out there. The only helpful thing is that the fakes are made from various metals whereas the originals were made exclusively from a really light zinc alloy. Basically if you hold it and you can feel the weight, it’s a fake. There are some examples of common fakes here.

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