Interesting British Medal (Help Please)

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Utku, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Utku

    Utku Member

    94CF9B5F-DE9A-4D9F-9F7B-B7846A0EFE7C.jpeg Hey everyone,
    I know what medal is this, I did my research online but couldn’t find anything at all about that metal clasp in ribbon. If you have any idea about what this metal clasp means I thank a lot.
     
  2. Owen

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  4. Tricky Dicky

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    Utku

    I have doubts that those two items would go together - have been reading this
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/23

    Bars
    A single oak leaf emblem is worn to signify a Mention-in-Despatches and the silver oak leaf signifying a King's Commendation for Brave Conduct is worn on this medal. There is no bar other than these emblems.

    There is only mention of oak leaf bars there is nothing about a maple leaf bar on the 1939 - 1945 War Medal

    Up to you

    TD
     
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  5. Utku

    Utku Member

    wow! Thanks for your amazing reply! I know sometimes Turkish sellers changes parts of the items and calls them “original” I have seen many times they did put a different ribbon to Soviet medals and calls them original. But I had no idea about this one. Thank you so much. Not gonna buy this medal then, thanks!!
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

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    Well - there is nothing stopping you buying it as the medal and ribbon look genuine/original and so does the bar - I'm just saying in my opinion from what I have read they dont belong together

    TD
     
  7. Utku

    Utku Member

    Can i please ask you another question?
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    here, there is a 1939-45 star. I found a seller who sells this item for ~22,5$ And says it is %100 original. I found this photo from a review. Can you see the colorful damage on medal? I only saw this kind damage in fake medals. So can you say If this is a fake one or not? You can find the seller in AliExpress, his name is “Coins and Medals” Thank you again sir.
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just by looking at you cant really tell, if it had been subjected to some form of heat then you could end up with a surface looking like that. You would need to handle it and see if it cleans off with some form of cleaner - I will not recommend a type of type of cleaner

    To be honest its entirely up to you I wouldnt tell you to buy or reject it thats your choice

    TD
     
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  9. Tricky Dicky

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    Maybe its just a matter of cleaning the tarnish off the surface


    TD
     
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  10. Utku

    Utku Member

    Thanks! If you have free time, can you please answer this question of mine too please?
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    Is this a badge for British WW2 artillery? Internet says it’s for Canadian soldiers. I am trying to create a set from War Medal-Defence Medal and a badge which was used by British soldiers in Britain! (I mean a badge which is not given for operational servies) By the way, thank you so much again for responding all my questions.
     
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    What question?

    TD
     
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  12. Utku

    Utku Member

    Asked it
     
  13. Owen

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    Royal Artillery , yes.
     
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  14. Utku

    Utku Member

    Did they gave this badge for operational services? Or to Canadian soldiers?
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It's their cap badge.
    RCA looks identical to me.
    Ask Derek Barton , he should know.
     
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  16. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Is that a Great War badge with a rotating wheel ? It seems to be a complicated subject with some doubt about which types were official etc. Lot's of research called for !
     
  17. Utku

    Utku Member

    I do apologize, I couldn’t clearly understand what you meant sir. Is this badge fake? Or is it from WW1?
     
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    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

  19. Utku

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  20. JDKR

    JDKR Member Patron

    Doesn't look fake to me, although I'm not an expert. Fakers tend to reproduce badges with high/higher value, which I would not think applies to RA cap badges as they were produced in their hundreds of thousands.
     
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