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Old 28-06-22, 06:34 PM
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A genuine military cross for less than £300.....
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Looks like this was the one :

https://www.peterfrancis.co.uk/catal...-sale-lot-316/

One point about the description confused me !
Listed as WW2, but on the accompanying description in the frame, WW1 1914 - 18.

Perhaps, as has been alluded to, some pre-purchase research and due diligence wouldn't have gone amiss.

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Old 29-06-22, 05:13 AM
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I don't know much about medals but - how do you differentate a MC awarded in the 1st War or in the 2nd War ??
And why don't have the name engraved on the reverse ??




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Old 29-06-22, 06:10 AM
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MC's started to be dated on the rear in 1937 I think. Any WWII MC would have the year of the gazette engraved on the rear.
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As it was in a frame when sold at auction (and on eBay) there was no way of seeing the rear , so anyone buying it should have been aware of that fact and took a risk.

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Mike, If you look at the original ebay sale, the medal was removed from its box and a rear shot is shown. I suspect he new it was not genuine and tried to sell it off via Ebay and got caught out....
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Mike, If you look at the original ebay sale, the medal was removed from its box and a rear shot is shown. I suspect he new it was not genuine and tried to sell it off via Ebay and got caught out....
Thanks , I only looked at the main photo.

Since he was a 'collector' selling off "the cream of his collection" and has been selling medals for years I'm sure he realised he had bought a dud and was trying to sell it on.

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Julian, WW2 military Cross monogram is GRI and is quite different to GR on earlier one so is quite easy to spot. Hope this helps.
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Thank you all, I have my Gfather's miniatures (the real ones are elsewhere).
But yes, I can see a G with a squiggle in the middle. Anyway, I knew it was 1916.


(he suggested collecting badges when I was a teenager!)

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One for comparison

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Final price £160 !
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Truly remarkable!


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