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Posted by: RedBaron March 09, 2011 12:35 pm
I am looking for some time to acquire an original (if possible) Crusade against Comm. Medal.

I found this medal on ebay, here is the link:

I know some of you have the knowledge to spot fake medals... or at least give a decent opinion on these items, hence I ask you kindly if you could tell me if this medal and clasp looks to be authentic.

My passion is ww2 and... I would love to have such a medal but I would really like to avoid being conned, if possible.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. One of my relatives fought and was wounded in Crimea.


Posted by: New Connaught Ranger March 09, 2011 02:06 pm
As far as I am aware this item has not been faked, there exists two original models, one with the designer name:- "P GRANT) under the head on the front, and with a flat-sided ribbon ring and one the without the name under the female head., and a rounded ribbon ring.

Finding the medals is not problematic, to find one with ribbon in good condition is a little harder, but not has hard as obtaining the type with the battle-bars.

To my eyes the one in the link looks ok and might well be one of the hundreds awarded to German troops who fought in Crimea, I expect in the last few hours the price to go a lot higher.

Kevin in Deva. biggrin.gif

Posted by: RedBaron March 09, 2011 02:15 pm
Yes, I think I wont be able to get it... because I imagine the price will sky rocket or such... its damn shame, I cant get one the medals... like never...

What would one expect such an item to sell at? What price range do they sell at?


Baron from Timisoara smile.gif

Posted by: RedBaron March 13, 2011 10:25 pm
was it one of the forum users that won the item?

just curios... since I missed yet again such a medal... mad.gif

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