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An un-attributed Second World War & Indochina Wars medal group of 7, including a Tunisian Order of Nichan Iftikar

- Legion d'Honneur. 3rd Republic '1870' dated obverse. 5th class 'Chevalier'
- Cross of War Overseas Theatres of Operations (T.O.E.). With 2 x citations
- Combatants Cross (Croix Du Combatant). With French Mint marks
- Colonial Medal () with clasp 'Extreme Orient'
- Commemeorative Medal 1939-1945. With clasp 'France'. With French Mint marks
- Indochina Medal (Médaille Commémorative de la Campagne d'Indochine)
- Tunisia: Order of 'Nichan Iftikar' 5th class 'Chevalier' silvered & enamel

The Tunisian Order has the obverse monogram or 'Tougra' of Mohamed al Amin who was reigned as the 'Bey of Tunis' circa 1942-1957.

Note: The LOH - which is silver and enamel has 'both Poincon' and makers marks. Although the white enamel is damaged on the arms, but this does not detract from the look of the group, the medals all being equally toned and suspended from contemporary silk ribands in the correct order of precedence.

The group mounted as-worn on a double row mounting pad. The reverse of pad retaining the clasp fittings for wear

Impressive

Condition: LOH with chipped enamels to arms otherwise the group GVF

Code: 18878Price:


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France: A fine unattributed mounted Second World War French 'Resistance' medal group of 3:

Comprising:

- Legion of Honour (Legion D'Honneur). 5th class 'Chevaliers' breast badge
- Resistance Medal 1940-1945 (Medaille de la Resistance). 1st Class 'Officer' grade
- War Commemorative Medal 39-45 (Medaille Commemorative 39-45). Clasp 'France'

The Legion of Honour with 'Sanglier' silver hallmark , or 'Poincon'

The 'Resistance' medal was the second decoration instituted by the Free French, under General De Gaulle, and was created in 1943. Only an estimated 4586 x 'Medal of Resistance' of the 1st Class 'Officer' class were awarded

The 'Liberation' clasp on the Commemorative Medal, was awarded for service in mainland France and the isle of Corsica, between 25 June 1940 and 8 May 1945. The medal with Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' logo and bronze metal hallmarks on reverse

The group mounted on a mounting-rod, or 'Boule', in the tradtional French style

Only minor chipping to LOH, otherwise an attractive combination of awards mounted in the 'Ladder' style

Condition: GVF

Code: 18626Price: 195.00 GBP


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France: An unattributed 1939-1954 era 'Tirailleur' veterans 'Decorations' only group of 3

The group mounted as-worn comprises;

- Legion of Honour. 3rd Republic. 5th Class 'Chevaliers' breast badge
- Cross of War with 4 x Citations, including 2 x bronze & 2 x gilt stars
- Cross of War T.O.E., With 4 x Citations including 1 x bronze palm, and 3 x silver stars

The emblems on the War Crosses (Croix De Guerre's) denote;

- Bronze Star = Citation at Regiment or Brigade level
- Silver Star = Citation at Division level
- Gilt (Vermeil) star = Citation at corps level
- Bronze palm = Citation at Army level

The group mounted as worn in the French swing-style on traditional mounting pad, this latter retaining the original fittings for attachment to tunic. The light blue backing material on this group indicates a shortened 'Decorations' only ensemble, most likely worn by a 'Tirailleur' (North African (Algerian, Moroccan + Tunisian) colonial sharpshooter infantry) to match the colour of the regimental uniform - the Algerian 'Tirailleurs' tradtionally wearing distinctive light blue tuncis

An attractive contemporary combination of decorations awarded for gallant and distinguished service during the Second World War and the Indochina War, circa 1939-1954

Condition: About EF

Code: 18757Price:


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France: Legion of Honour (La Legion D'Honneur). 5th Class 'Chevalier' breast badge in silver, gilt & enamel. An award of the 3rd Republic (circa 1870-1940). With dated '1870' obverse

Note: This is the type of award presented to those decorated for service in the 'World Wars'

The original silk riband suspended from a two pronged mounting pin, or 'epingle' as worn in the French style

A nicely toned example with only minor scuffs & wear consistent with having been worn

Condition: Toned VF

Code: 18501Price: 75.00 GBP


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France: Legion of Honour . 4th Class 'Officer' class breast badge in gilt & enamel with silk rosette on riband. An award of the 5th Republic (1962-) 'Undated' obverse type '29 Fioreal Anx' on reverse legend. With LOH Fourragere

A current issue of the award type presented since circa 1962, including for services in North Africa (Mauratania / Mali), Afghanistan, Kosovo, Gulf etc

The original stitched silk riband suspended from a mounting 'Boule,' and fitted / draped with;

- Fourragere LOH: For a unit that has been 'Mentioned' (Cited) in Army Orders between 6-8 times

Condition: EF

Code: 17420Price: 125.00 GBP


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France: Order of Liberation 1940 (Ordre De La Liberation 1940). Obverse with enamelled Cross of Lorraine. In case of issue

Sold together with plush hinged case, as originally issued by the Paris Mint

The decoration with enamelled centres and official Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' logo guard of sword hilt

In the official order of precedence this is ranked as the second highest national honour. The Order of Liberation has not been awarded to French nationals since 23 January 1946

A total of only 1061 awards of this most prestigious and extremely hard earned award have been made comprising;

- 1038 to individuals;
- 18 to units of the Army, Air Force and Navy;
- Five to cities: Nantes, Grenoble, Paris, Vassieux-en-Vercors, and l’Île de Sein

A most prestigious decoration, and one that was awarded exclusively to reward deeds of supreme courage, acts of resistance and leadership during the Second World War

Note: The riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin or 'epingle' as worn in the French style

Condition: EF

Code: 18832Price:


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire). 1st type. 2nd Empire 'Emperor Louis Napoleon' issue 1852-1870

The decoration with French Imperial 'Eagle' suspension

By designer 'Barre', with 'Barre' signature on reverse of decoration

This model of award is of the type awarded during the Crimean War, China, Italy and Mexico campaigns of the 1850'S-1860's

A good toned example, with all enamel intact

Condition: VF

Code: 18831Price:


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France: An unattributed 'Distinguished Campaign Service' medal pair for Colonial service in Africa and Indian Ocean Territories

The mounted pair comprises;

- Medaille Militiaire (Military Medal). 1870 dated obverse of the 'Third Republic'
- Colonial Medal Medaille Coloniale: Madagascar, Afrique Equatoriale Francaise & Maroc

The Medaille Militaire with Paris Mint hallmarks on obverse

The Colonial Medal is of the official 'Intermediary' (1913) Paris Mint type with single sided suspension wreath. The medal with Paris Mint hallmarks comprising the word 'Argent' (silver) between twin 'Cornucopia' logos

The clasps on the Colonial Medal are all by the Paris maker 'Mourgeon', and represent services as under;

'Madagascar': The clasp was instituted on 7 June 1895, and was made retrospective to reward personnel who served in numerous specified military operations (Campaigns & Punitive Expeditions) between 1829-1947 that took place on Madagascar and neighbouring islands

'Afrique Equatoriale Francaise': The clasp was instituted by decree of 31 August 1910, and awarded for numerous specified campaigns in the territories of French Equatorial Africa between circa 1910-1937. Exceptionally the clasp was further awarded to air-crew who completed 300 or more hours flying time over the Equatorial Rain Forest in the period 1945-1949. French Equatorial Africa (French: Afrique équatoriale française), or the AEF, was the federation of French colonial possessions in Central Africa, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara, and comprising what are today the countries of Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon


'Maroc': The clasp was instituted on 28 April 1914, and was awarded for numerous specified campaigns and punitive expeditions that took place in Morocco circa 1912-1938

Both of the medals are mounted as-worn in the French style, the original stitched silk ribands suspended from a mounting rod, or 'Boule'

An impressive medal pair

Condition: GVF

Code: 18624Price: 175.00 GBP


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France: An unattributed 'Distinguished Services' medal pair for service in Morocco pre 1914

- France: Medaille Militiaire (Military Medal). 1870 dated obverse of the 'Third Republic'
- France: Morocco Medal 1907-1909. With Oriental clasp 'Oudjda'

Note: The suspension ring on the Morocco Medal (intact) is attached to the medal by contemporary thread

The clasp (agrafe) on the Maroc Medal is of the official Paris Mint 'Oriental' type

The Maroc Medal with Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' logo and numeral '1' marks on reverse field

Both of the medals are mounted as-worn in the French style, the original stitched silk ribands suspended from a mounting rod, or 'Boule'

Minor scuffs consistent with wear

An attractive medal pair

Condition: About VF

Code: 18273Price: 105.00 GBP


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France: Military Medal (Médaille Militaire), 3rd Republic, 1870-1940 type. In named titled card box of issue

Note: This is the type of medal that was awarded throughout both 'World Wars'

Important: Sold together with gilt tooled / titled card box of issue

The medal with two Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' logos and numeral 1 marks on lower tie of obverse wreath

The riband attached to a two pronged mounting pin (epingle) for wear in the French style

Condition: Medal about EF

Code: 17415Price: 45.00 GBP

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