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70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials Commemorative Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals, 1945 + Medals with tags , , , on July 26, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_RussiaThis is a commemorative medal celebrating the 70th anniversary of the IMT trials of the major criminals in Nuremberg starting in 1946. The medal is Russian in origin but since I don’t see it listed online as an official commemorative I am going to assume it’s an unofficial “tin” medal. The words on the reverse mean “Fascism will not stand”.

Arnhem 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsIn 1994 this medal was distributed by the town council of Oosterbeek. Definitely an unofficial medal but you had to show you were a veteran to get one. There’s two types of “tin medals” in my humble opinion. The ones stamped out by the veterans orgs and the towns to commemorate and the ones stamped out by companies to pander to vanity and make a dollar.

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Southern Rhodesia Victory Medallion

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on May 16, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_Southern_RhodesiaThis medallion, produced in Southern Rhodesia, was distributed to celebrate the victory in WW2.

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Commemorative Medal for 50 Years Since the Victory in 1945

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , , on May 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_AustraliaThis medal is one of many of the same pattern that were created and distributed by organizations ranging from the State Government of Queensland to, in this case, the local RSL’s. This one is unnamed but is stamped Maryborough RSL on the reverse.

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Croydon 1945 VE Celebratory Medallion

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , , on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomImmediately after the end of the war in Europe, numerous entities created commemorative tokens and medallions to celebrate VE Day. This one was issued by the Mayor of Croydon in England.

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Commemorative Medallion for the Victory in WW2

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_AustraliaHere is a cheap and cheesy medallion knocked out locally in Australia around VE Day 1945. A unique piece of Australian history, this vintage token was handed out to Australian school children at the end of World War 2. Made of silvered copper by Stokes of Melbourne

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Unofficial Solomon Islands Anniversary Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , , on May 8, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_Solomon_IslandsThe obverse shows the coat of arms for the Solomon islands and ‘SOLOMON ISLANDS’ around the edge. The reverse shows a map of the Guadalcanal and a US Marine with Marine Corps badge and the words ’50TH ANNIVERSARY GUADALCANAL LANDINGS 7TH AUGUST 1992′. Unnamed as issued.

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