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Not just campaign medals

April 27 2012 at 7:40 AM
Michael Dorosh 

Response to British Campain Medals (miniature display)

The bottom row has a VC, several bravery decorations, DSO, and what looks like a jubilee medal.

Given the nature of the display and the lack of "branding" or captioning, looks like "some guy" put some miniatures (which are available commercially to anyone who wants to buy them) into a frame in a way that pleased his eye.

I don't get any sense this was done in the same way as, say, the miniature British and Canadian regimental/corps cap badge diplay sets that were sold a few decades ago, on the red and blue display boards.

It may be worth pointing out that "Miniature" medals are a standard part of military dress regulations - they are worn in mess dress by all ranks rather than the full size medals. All the medals on the display can be obtained for less than - IIRC - 10 dollars each, brand new. I'm not sure if there is a market in "collectible" miniatures, or if anyone collects by certain makers, etc. My miniatures are not named.

This message has been edited by dorosh on Apr 27, 2012 7:43 AM

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