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    Post by swag on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:42 pm

    As many of you already know I have a thing for WW1 Victory Medals, I don't know why, I just do. Here are the medals from some of the Allied Powers. All the Allied Powers used the common rainbow design ribbon. Each country was allowed to design their own medallion with winged-Victory on the obverse and either the names or coat of arms of the victorious powers. However Japan and Siam, having no appreciation of a winged-Victory figure from their culture, used a legendary figure who was most similar to the winged-Victory concept. Also, not all the Allied Powers used the names/coat of arms of the victorious nations on for the reverse design.
    First up is Belgium.

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    Post by swag on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:44 pm

    Next up is Czechoslovakia.

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    Post by swag on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:45 pm

    France.

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    Post by swag on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:50 pm

    Italy.

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    Post by swag on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:56 pm

    Japan (yes, they were one of the good guys in WW1) with wooden box medal was issued in.

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    Post by swag on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:57 pm

    Romania.

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    Post by swag on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:58 pm

    Great Britain.

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    Post by swag on Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:00 am

    And last, but not least, from my collection South Africa.

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    Post by Mr-X on Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:24 am

    Nice collection Swag.

    Are there any really hard countries to find?
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    Post by Captainofthe7th on Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:10 pm

    Those are really nice Swag...I love the front of the Belgian medal, I think that's my favorite.

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    Post by bond007a1 on Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:58 pm

    I will agree...those are very sweet...my fave is the Czechoslovakian one.


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    Post by swag on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:32 am

    Mr-X wrote:Nice collection Swag.

    Are there any really hard countries to find?

    Thanks for the reply's guys, I've enjoyed collecting these medals and the compliment my US Victory Medals rather nicely.

    X - Yes, Siam (Thailand) and the Philippines are the hardest to obtain. I saw a Siam medal sell for over $2800.
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    Post by Tuna on Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:28 am

    Excellent reference schwagmirester!
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:35 am

    I'm the same way Swag!! I've got 6 US including one in the box, 2 Belgian, 2 British, and an Italian. I'm always watching for more!! I like the UK ones because they are named and regiment ID'ed. Here's some of mine so far.

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    And the reverse of the US Victory Medal

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    Post by Tuna on Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:31 pm

    Alright, I had to remove these from my case to photograph so someone better enjoy them damnit.
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    The last posted is a British set, it is for sale, and has some paper work with it.
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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:15 pm

    Great reference guys, these are great! I never new all of these medals existed, I love all the little differences to Winged Victory on the front...WTF is up with the Italian ribbon, id they just want to be different? Or do Italian Rainbows look different than everyone elses?
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    Post by ww1917 on Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:43 pm

    All looks great. I like Japan for the fact it has a wood crate. Tuna send me an PM on the British set.
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    Post by Dragyn on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:36 am

    This thread seems to have gone a bit quiet ........ so here are six VM's of my collection so far

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    South Africa
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    France Official Issue
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    Belgium
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    Italy (Laslo Official Type 1)
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    Italy (Laslo Official Type 2)
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    Hope you enjoy the pics

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    Post by johns3 on Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:53 pm

    Folks,
    Very nice groupings of WWI Victory Medals. FYI the Italian Victory Medal normally has the same rainbow ribbon that other other countries have. I think someone put the wrong ribbon on the medal.
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