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GREAT WAR MEDAL COLLECTORS COMP [Hardcover]

Howard Williamson
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  • Hardcover: 588 pages
  • Publisher: Anne Williamson; 1st edition (2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0952754444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952754442
  • Product Dimensions: 31.2 x 22.6 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 576,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CH 1 Collecting CH 2 Campaign Medals 1914 STAR* Manufacture, ribbons, Clasp & Roses, Fake Bars. 1914-15 STAR* Theatres, Alphanumeric Codes. AIF NZEF SAI Indian, ACIs ribbon, Issue Box, docs, distribution. BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-20* Bars. Ribbons, Naming machine, "Silver Bubble", Bronze BWM. VICTORY MEDAL* Types 1 & 2, ribbon bar, Bi-lingual, ribbons. MERCANTILE MARINE* Claiming, Cards, Torpedo Badge, Certificates. Capt Fryatt, Clasp. TFWM 1914-19 Naming, ribbon, Nos awarded. MEMORIAL PLAQUE History, Production, Distribution. Scroll. SILVER WAR BADGE ACIs, Chevrons, Discharge Cards & Classes. Issue. Store accounting. Forfeiture. Wearing. Medal mounting. Khedives Sudan, AGS NGS GSM IGSM Mem Cross, BRCS War Service. CH 3 Medal Index Cards Types, inks. Letter Codes, Roll Codes. Over 1800 abbreviations. Order of Precedence. Deciphering. CH 4 Gallantry Medals Rules & Regs. London Gazette Users guide. VICTORIA CROSS All 633 winners, how VC is made; fakes, copies. DSO fakes. Gaz Feb'16-Dec'18 (Edited Gaz). MC Fakes, bar fakes. Annotated Gaz Mar'16-Aug'18. Recipients July 1st, 1916. DCM Annotated DCM Gaz Dec'14-Mar'20, Paperwork, DCM & Bar, dated bars, DCM/MM naming. DCM League, foreign awards. Ephemera, DCMs for July 1st, 1916. MILITARY MEDAL Bars, Act to Gaz, paperwork. Ephemera, Divisional Gallantry Cards, Schedule Nos. Index Cards. Naming, Gaz, MM & DCM Gaz, AOs, last stands. 349 Escapers, theatres... DSC Notes, Mercantile Marine entitled to DSC. CGM, DSM Naming, Gaz, DSMs to Mercantile Marine. DSM Bar. MSM Index Cards. Gaz, Nos awarded. DFC AFC DFM AFM fakes, bars, Albert, Allied Subjects, RRC MID, etc. CHRONOLOGY all battles & actions inc locations, maps, Index. CH 5 Miscellaneous Medals, Badges, Certificates, Medallions and Ephemera. King's Cert on Discharge and On War Services Badge. Ex Servicemen's Assoc badges, Gift Tin. INDEX Gaz refers to London Gazette(s) *Naming Styles & Font Alphabet

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is an exceptional book. I did debate with myself whether I could justify the cost, but there is so much information in this book that I have not seen in any other publication. Additionally, the production costs of this book must be high - there are almost 600 pages, the majority of which are illustrated with colour photographs of medals, insignia and documents.

It is limited to 1,500 copies, and I think almost 1,000 copies have been sold (at least mine was numbered in the high 900s) so not sure how long it will be available.

And a small point but might be important to some - this book only covers British medals and awards. It does not cover awards made by other nation participants in WW1
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Source of Reference 22 Aug 2013
Format:Hardcover
I obtained my copy from Lockdales Militaria auction a couple of months ago for a fraction of the price and with the addition of being signed by the author and numbered 1914. The next auction in September 2013 also has another copy up for grabs.....
As a collector of militaria and British medals & badges this publication is one of the best you can obtain for accurate and detailed description on the subject. Highly recommended and good luck if you decide to bid..
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5.0 out of 5 stars great war medl collectors companion 28 Dec 2012
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this book contains everything that anyone would ever want to know about ww1 militaria ,an excellent book and i would highly recommend this book .
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