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Czech Decoration of the White Lion for Bravery

NEW! Decoration of the White Lion for Bravery, very rare 1st class cased set. Manufactured by Karnet & Kysely in Prague, silver. Marked to pin. Few minior chips and imperfections on the enamels - otherwise excellent shape, box is in great condition. Such set is nearly impossible to find.

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$6000.00

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Slovak Red Cross exemplary 5 year service badge
NEW!Slovak Red Cross exemplary 5 year service badge. This is the 3rd class of the award. Remarkable low number of issue '10' impressed on the reverse. Badge shows wear and age, spotty verdigris. Enamels are still intact though. Original pin/hinge/catch in good shape. Given the very low number, this was likely awarded in the initial event of the issuance, so likely in 1939. Would certainly make for great addition to any Slovak/Red Cross badge collection. Item # Rdc-140 (75)
$85.00
Odznak Slovenského červeného kříže Za 10 let vzorné služby

NEW!Slovakia, Red Cross (exemplary) service badge for 10 years. Complete with very rare original box of issue! Badge is silvered, proper inscriptions to reverse and award number is impressed on the back of the eagle: '1930'. Badge in very good condition, shows slight wear and a bit of tarnish to the reverse. Enamels are perftect. Box is of cardboard construction, presentation inset is fitted for the badge and covered in black plush. Exterior is canvas textured, has silver trim and letters "SČK" (Slovensky Červený Križ) which are impressed and filled with silver ink. We have not seen an original box for these badges in the past. Badges measures 33.5mm in diameter. Very nice set, the years of issuance were between 1939-1945.

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Czechoslovak WW1 Cross of Valour (Válecný Kríž)
NEW! Czechoslovak WW1 Cross of Valour (Válecný Kríž). Bronze, original ribbon. Very good quality, shows age and a bit of wear. 37.4mm x 42.2mm (this would indicate Paris issue, type "c" 1918-1920). Fairly rare on the market in this type. Item # Cze-52 *SOLD*
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Czechoslovak Army WW2 commemorative badge
Czechoslovak Army WW2 commemorative badge. These were manufactured in the UK during the War for the servicemen there. Silvered metal, very good condition with nice patina. Manufacturer marked on the reverse: 'H.W. MILLER Ltd., B'HAM 18'. Pin, catch and hinge original. Very nice badge, increasingly hard to find due to relatively small numbers produced. There were several slight variants, this example is believed to be of the original (1st) design. 37mm x 29mm. Item # Cze-51 (155)
$155.00
Czechoslovak Military Technical Academy graduation badge, 1954 (Czech: 'Pametni odznak pro absolventy vojenske technicka akademie')

Czechoslovak Military Technical Academy graduation badge, 1954 (Cze: 'Pametni odznak pro absolventy vojenske technicka akademie'). Rare, cased example. Perhaps some of the most impressive badges of such kind to be found anywhere. The original design implemented in 1922 was altered around 1948 by the addition of the large enamelled red star and hammer/sickle at the bottom. Another change in design occured after 1954 (changing appearance completely and reducing dimensions). Badges bearing the Technical Academy inscription (VOJ. TECH. AKADEMIE) existed only for the period of 3 years: 1952/53/54 - making these some of the rarest in existance. Badge offered here is crafted in '900' purity silver (both badge, backing plate and the spinner fastener). Well hallmarked (official hallmark of goat's head/number 3) and with manufacturer's marks (ZUKOV, PRAHA XI). Fantastic in appearance and impressive in size, measuring 67.4mm x 54mm. Spinner is 15.5mm in diameter, backing plate measures 33.8 mm in dia. Badge is quite heavy (70g - 2.5oz). Some slight enamel chipping to the top arm but not detractive, otherwise in perfect condition and with a touch of very nice patina. Recipient's number impressed to the bottom of the reverse '185' - this is proper on all official issued badges. Presentation box is cardboard, covered in light blue canvas. Interior contains a pull-out tab covered in dark blue velour. Very rare, especially as a complete set. Item # Cze-50 *SOLD*

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Slovakia, 1939 Defence of Slovakia commemorative meda
Slovakia, 1939 Defence of Slovakia commemorative medal. Issued to participants of the short but violent conflict with Hungary. Original ribbon, bronze. Good details. 37mm wide. Nicely tapered planchet. Relatively hard to find. Item # Cze-49 (139)
$139.00

4091 Czechoslovak Labor Service Company (Guard) , US Army in Germany Commemorative and Honour badge

 

4091 Czechoslovak Labor Service Company (Guard) , US Army in Germany Commemorative and Honour badge. This rather obscure unit was formed in February 1952 (as a Guard Unit) and served in Nuremberg (later in other parts of Germany). Main task of the company was patrolling and guarding military objects. According to our research, there were some 800 man (officers and or's) enlisted in the Company; making it one of the smallest of the Civil Guard Units ('Polish Guards' were the most numerous) organized in Germany by the US Army. Badges such this one are definitely scarce, only 2nd example we've seen in 25 years or so. Example offered here is in remarkable condition, enamels are near perfect, only slight tarnish is evident. Construction is of 3 parts, attached via small rivets.  Very attractive design of Provincial arms supported to the sides by matching lions. 'Pravda Vitezi' motto on the bottom scroll; traditional linden leafs on top of the shield. Original screw fasteners are present. Badge was worn on the right breast, above the pocket. It would be very hard, if even possible to establish actual number of badges made/awarded but considering how few have been seen on the market - numbers would be rather low. Badge is large, 68mm x 40mm and is lightly vaulted and made in gilded metal. Should be considered as very Rare!! Item # Cze-49 *SOLD*

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Czech Order for Labour (Řád práce) type 2 (after 1960)

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Order for Labour (Řád práce) type 2 (after 1960). Nicely made in trly massive silver. Number of award impressed to reverse: 2992, which is fairly low. Post 1955 Czechoslovak 900 fineness hallmark (head of hare with number 3) impressed, also '900' and another mark (probably maker) not clear enough to read. Excellent quality, enamels are perfect. Very fine example overall, hard to find. Original ribbon and clasp. 47mm in dia.

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Czech Military Academy badge for Technical Engineers and Chemical specialists. Pattern 1955-1962
Military Academy badge for Technical Engineers and Chemical specialists. Pattern 1955-1962. Very good quality, good enamel. Lion attached via 2 prongs. Serial number impressed to bottom of reverse: '1990'. Backplate missing. Appears to be of Zukov manufacture. 36.5 x 24.5mm. Difficult to find. Item # Cze-48 (105)
$105.00
Czech tank badge WW2
Badge for Tank/armoured vehicle drivers, 2nd class. 1936-1939 type. Same design was used for some time after the war but with different fastening system (3 fold prongs). Excellent condition, just a touch of verdigris to the shield and hinge area. Fastening system complete and original. Oxidisied tombak, very good detail. 60mm x 49.7mm. Item # Cze-47 (185)
$185.00
Czech Firefighter badge pocket 1923-1939
Czech Firefighters Unit badge, pre 1939 type. Excellent condition. Original fold prongs intact. Unit number plate separately attached. 59mm x 27.5mm. Hard to find badge. Item # Cze-46 (85)
$85.00
Slovakia, Commemorative Medal for Volunteers (organized in Slovakia) during 1918-1919
Slovakia, Commemorative Medal for Volunteers (organized in Slovakia) during 1918-1919. Official issue, authorized between 1945-1946. Original ribbon with device. Shows some wear. 36mm in diameter. Appears to be reversed. Item # Cze-45 (55)
$55.00
Bronze plaque commemorating 3rd National Flight 1937. Czech Republic Aeroclub. Excellent design, manufactured by the National Mint (edge impressed: 'Mincovna Kremnica')
Bronze plaque commemorating 3rd National Flight 1937. Czech Republic Aeroclub. Excellent design, manufactured by the National Mint (edge impressed: 'Mincovna Kremnica'). 83mm x 53.5mm, planchet 3mm. Nice age darkening. Item # Cze-44 (SOLD)
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Czech Republic Pre and WW2 period NCO's cap badge
Pre and WW2 period NCO's cap badge in oxydised copper. Good quality and details. Hard to find. Original prongs. Some verdigris (reverse). shows wear. 46mm x 45mm. Item # Cze-43 *SOLD*
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Czechoslovak badge
Post WW2 period cap badge in pale gilt. Original prongs. 28mm x 24mm. Item # Cze-42 (18)
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Slovak Railroad officer cap badge
Slovak Railroad officer cap badge. Die struck, white metal (steel?). Signs of rust but not detractive. Good details, original fold prongs intact. Lightly curved. 78mm x 25mm. Item # Cze-41 (40)
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Czechoslovakia King Charles IV Decoration for National Guard (Diplomovy Odznak Krale Karla IV - cz.). 2nd type as awarded from 1945 until 1948
King Charles IV Decoration for the National Guard (Diplomovy Odznak Krale Karla IV - cz.). 2nd type as awarded from 1945 until 1948. Presented here is the Civil division, Officer's class in 2nd grade of the 2nd type of the award. This decoration has very complicated type/class/grade system. Sometimes refered to as an 'order' but definitely better categorized as 'decoration'. All classes and types are rare on the market, higher grades are extremely rare. Badge offered here is in gilt, with silvered king's head. Legend appears to be gilt. Complete with original box of issue in textured cardboad (red - for civil division). Badge is quite large: 48.5mm (widest part - as measured between swords hilts) x 55mm; center disc is 40mm x 30mm; king's head is 15.8mm x 25.2mm. Original ribbon is roughly 40mm wide. Enamels are perfect. Shows slight age and wear. Badge of 2 part construction, king's head is attached to body via 2 folded wires. Unmarked (proper). Original box of issue has been reinforced with paper under the lid (old - probably period repair), also there is some clear tape around hinge area. Cases for these decorations are extremely hard to find. Note that civil division is said to be less awarded then military. After 1990, newly awarded decorations have synthetic grade enamels and are of inferior quality. Excellent set for discerning collector! Reference: J. Kounovsky (fig. 13. b 2). Item # Cze-40 (425)
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Czechoslovak 1919 Qualification/trade badge of the Artillery (?)
1919 Qualification/trade badge of the Artillery (?). Little is known about these and we have no reference available other then tips from couple of Czech collectors. Appears to be tombac plate with silver finishing. Die struck, meant to be stitched onto uniform. Very attractive and hard to find. ø 41mm. Item # Cze-39 *SOLD*
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1919 regulation qualification/trade badge of the grenade thrower/launcher (?). Great design with French 'adrian-type' helmet. Tombac plate with silver plating. 37mm x 41mm. Item # Cze-38 *SOLD*
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1919 regulation trade/qualification badge of telephone/radio/telegraph operation (?). Tomback plate with silver wash. 43mm x 34mm. Nice design. Item # Cze-37 (72)
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Czechoslovak 1919 type trade/qualification badge of machine gunner (?). Superb design with Linden leafs. Tomback plate with silver plating. 43mm x 29.2mm. Stitch holes present. Item # Cze-36 *SOLD*
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Czech 1919 qualification/trade badge of Justice officer (?). Greatly resembles Slovak Hlinka Guard commander insignia but we cannot find exact match in our reference materials. Very good quality, shows wear and age. 37mm x 35.2mm. Item # Cze-35 *SOLD*
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Czech Interallied Victory Medal (WW1) by O.Spaniel
Interallied Victory Medal (WW1) by O.Spaniel. Long original ribbon (has been stitched up at the top but seam is torn). Bronze, 36mm. Laslo - Official type 2 with tapered barrel suspension. Very good condition. Some verdigris present. Item # Cze-33 *SOLD*
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Czech Republic, Officer Association badge (1922-1938)
Czech Republic, Officer Association badge (1922-1938). Superbly manufactured in silver (900 content) by I. B. Pichl, Praha. Multi part construction. All parts well hallmarked with silver/maker marks. Beautifully designed. 25mm x 12.8mm. Rare badge. Item # Cze-32  (108)
$ 108.00
Slovakia - Andrej Hlinka commemorative pin
Slovakia - Andrej Hlinka commemorative pin. Bronze, by: Mincovna Kremnica. 18mm dia. Very good condition. Item # Cze-31 (48)
$48.00
Czech Sokol commemorative medal. Incribed: Miroslav Tyrs
Czech Sokol commemorative medal. Probably 1930's. Inscribed: Miroslav Tyrs, Tvurce Sokolstvi Ceskeho. These were issued during the annual meet of the Sokol Association. Beautiful silk ribbon. Medal in bronze. Reverse plaque marked by maker: 'I.B Pichl PrahaVII razily firmy F.Provaznik a spol praha VII'. Worn condition. Item # Cze-30 (42)
$42.00
Slovak Flying Corps badge

Slovak Flying Corps badge. An OK quality COPY. Originals are quite rare. Good filler for collection. Cast in light metal and gilt. 59.5mm x 31mm. Locking pin fastener. Item # Cze-29 *SOLD*

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Interallied WW1 Victory Medal. Official type by O. Spaniel. Bronze. Original ribbon (has been stitched up but looks great). Worn, toned with age. Overall good condition. Item # Cze-25 *SOLD*
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Czech Republic, Military Academy graduate badge

Czech Republic, Military Academy graduate badge - current production. Based upon brilliantly designed badge from 1922-1950. Two-part construction, cast in white metal. Maker marked on reverse of backplate: 'Silka, Jablonec n.N." Red enamel background. 62mm x 43mm. Item # Cze-23. (28)

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Czechoslovak Army Abroad 1039-1945 Commemorative medal
Czechoslovak Army Abroad 1039-1945 Commemorative medal. Two-part construction, Original watermarked ribbon (small pull to middle). French-style fastener. Medal very clean. 37mm wide. Item # Cze-24. *SOLD*
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Medal for 20th anniversary of Liberation
Medal for 20th anniversary of Liberation. Awarded to fighters for meritorious actions (mostly partisans) during war against the occupant. Original ribbon, official striking of the medal. Bronze. Very good condition. Item # Cze-7. (30)
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Legionnaire's (Czech Legion in Italy - WW1) commemorative badge
Legionnaire's (Czech Legion in Italy - WW1) commemorative badge. Bronze, vertical pin for fastening. Showing wear and age. Nice example. Incorporating both Czech and Italian motifs in its design. A neat little badge. 18mm x 29mm. Item # Cze-28 *SOLD*
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Zborov 1917-1937 badge
Zborov 1917-1937 badge. Bronze, made by National Mint (Mincova Kremnica - marked to reverse). Original stick-pin fastener. The Battle of Zborov was a small part of the Kerensky Offensive (the last Russian offensive in World War I, taking place in July 1917). The battle was the first significant action of the Czechoslovak Legions (volunteers fighting against the Central Powers) on the Eastern Front and the only successful action of the failed offensive. 21.5mm x 30mm. Item # Cze-27 *SOLD*
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Commemorative Patriotic badge
Commemorative Patriotic badge. WW2 era. Original screwplate/catch. 16mm diameter. Worn condition. Item # Cze-26 *SOLD*
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20th Anniversary of Independence (1918-38)
20th Anniversary of Independence (1918-38) commemorative medal. Bronze. Lightly worn condition. Designer's initials to bottom of reverse (O.P.). Original ribbon. 36mm. Item #Cze-22. *SOLD*
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Czechoslovak WW1 Cross of Valor (Válecný Kríž)
Czechoslovak WW1 Cross of Valor (Válecný Kríž). Bronze, original ribbon. Very good quality. 38.2mm x 43mm (this would indicate Paris issue, type "b" 1918-1920). Item # Cze-21. *SOLD*
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Defenders of the Nation medal
Defenders of the Nation medal. Attractive design with Czech national lion to center. Struck in '900' silver by 'Zukov' (well-marked to bottom of obverse and reverse of suspension: National silver control mark, content and maker). Linden/laurel leaves suspension. Original ribbon. Light wear. 32mm dia. Item # Cze-11. *SOLD*
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Slovak Heavy Artillery silver qualification badge. Oxidized bronze, frosted silver center shield. Riveted slide for fastening. Slovak national mint mark on reverse. Silver frosting lightly worn. Overall very good condition. Very rare badge in the series. 46mm in diameter. Item # Cze-17 *SOLD*
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Czechoslovak Red Cross 25 years service
Czechoslovak Red Cross 25 years service decoration. This award is rather rare, as it was issued between 1922-1947 (most likely just prior or during WW2). Full inscription to reverse. Czech national symbol to middle. Original moire ribbon complete with double stickpin fastener. 45mm x 38mm. Bronze. Rare piece in commerce. Very good condition. Item # Cze-18 *SOLD*
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Slovak Order of the War Victory Cross, gold medal
Slovak Order of the War Victory Cross, gold medal (5th class of the Order). Rare award in any class (especially high grades). All original, gilt medal with original suspension clasp and ribbon. Tarnish spot (4 o'clock) to obverse. Crisp striking. 36mm in diameter. Item # Cze-1 *SOLD*
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Czech commemorative medal of 1918-19 independence war
Czech commemorative medal of 1918-19 independence war. Finely struck in bronze. Great details. Original ribbon. Excellent conditon. 35.5mm in diameter. Fantastic design. Item # Cze-2 *SOLD*
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Czechoslovakian Republic (1918-38, 1945-49) - Military Merit medal 1st class in silver
Czechoslovakian Republic (1918-38, 1945-49) - Military Merit medal 1st class in silver. Quite rare. Proper ribbon. Suspension in form of crossed swords. These did not exist without swords as it was purely a military award. Obverse of 3 soldiers, inscribed 'Za zasluhy', C.S.R. to bottom. Reverse of national symbol of linden tree branch within rayed disc. Medal is in 900 silver as marked to the bottom of reverse along with 2 other mint marks. Please note that these are very rarely found in silver (mostly silver-plated). Very good detail. 32.5mm in diameter. Very good condition, no damage. Item # Cze-3. *SOLD* (90)
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Czechoslovakia - WW1 Victory medal
Czechoslovakia - WW1 Victory medal. Official issue by O. Spaniel (marked to obverse). Winged Vicory holding laurel branch and a sword to obverse. Reverse inscribed in Czech to edge, rampant national lion to centre with dates 1914 - 1919 and linden leaves around. Original ribbon in great condition. Not often seen medal. Very light tone to all, nice highlights. Shows very little wear. 36mm in diameter. Item # Cze-4. *SOLD*
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Slovak Order of the War Victory Cross
Slovak Order of the War Victory Cross. Bronze medal - 7the class of the Order. All original. Complete with ribbon and proper clasp (attachment pin). Spotty darkening. Very good condition. Item # Cze-5 *SOLD*
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1918-19 Volunteer Commemorative Cross
1918-19 Volunteer Commemorative Cross, 2nd type. Issued for actions against Hungarian troops in Slovakia. Bronze, good details. Great condition. Original ribbon. 35.8mm. Item # Cze-6. *SOLD*
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Czech 1918 Revolutionary Cross. 2 campaign bars: 'Argonne' and 'Alsace'
Czech 1918 Revolutionary Cross. 2 campaign bars: 'Argonne' and 'Alsace'. Hard to find with one bar, let alone two. These were issued to Czech fighting in France during WW1. There were other bars (for Russian and Italian campaigns). Original ribbon lightly faded. Attractive design. Great condition. Wreath suspension. 42mm wide. Bronze. Item # Cze-9 *SOLD*
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Czech commemorative medal for the Volunteers in Italy 1918
Czech commemorative medal for the Volunteers in Italy 1918. Awarded to Czech participants of the Italian campaings 1914-1918. Bronze medal, nice age darkening. Hard to find piece. Original ribbon. 35.8mm diameter. Item # Cze-10 *SOLD*
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Slovakia - 1940 qualification badge of exemplary rifleman. All original bronze badge. Slide fastener. 46mm diameter. Darkened with age, very good condition - typical wear marks. Thin die-struck type. 47mm. Item # Cze-12 *SOLD*
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Slovak 1940 qualification badge of heavy machine gunner - bronze class. These are much harder to find then the rifleman due to numbers issued. Bronze, 2 part badge. Quality striking with great details. Centre shield mounted to body with 4 prongs. Slide fastener marked by maker: HSH, Nase Vojsko - and standing soldier. 45.7mm. Great condition. Item # Cze-13 *SOLD*
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Slovak heavy machine gun marksmanship
Slovak heavy machine gun marksmanship badge, gold grade. Silvered shield. Two part badge. Quality striking with great details. Centre shield mounted to body with 4 prongs. Maker: HSH, Nase Vojsko. Great condition. See also item below. Item # Cze-14 *SOLD*
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Slovak light machine gun qualification badge
Slovak light machine gun qualification badge, gold grade. Silvered shield. Two-part badge. Quality striking with great details. Centre shield mounted to body with 4 prongs. Maker: HSH, Nase Vojsko. Great condition. Item # Cze-16 *SOLD*
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Czechoslovak WWI Victory Medal, 1914-19. Bronze
WWI Victory Medal, 1914-19. Bronze. Official issue by O. Spaniel (marked). One of the lesser seen Interallied Victory Medals. Winged Victory holding laurel branch and a sword to obverse. Reverse inscribed: 'Svetova Valka za Civisaci 1914-1919' surrounding the national coat of arms. Very light tone to all, nice highlights. Shows very little wear. Complete with original ribbon. 36mm in diameter. *SOLD* Item # Cze-19.
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Czech WWII War Cross
WWII War Cross. Bronze, very good condition. Attractive design. Original silk ribbon, slightly soiled. 44.5mm across. Item # Cze-20. *SOLD*
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