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    I believe a member of my family may have sold my grandfathers WW1 MEDALS, probably in Edinburgh ,Scotland . Is there any site I could contact to see if I can trace them ?
    Julip

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    Hi Julip,strangely enough I had this discussion with someone at WDYTYA live last week. You may not be able to trace them although there used to be a site called Medal Trace I think. I am considering getting replicas of my Grandad's as Mum had to sell them as she needed the money after my Dad died.
    Barb

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    Hi Barb,
    Could you tell me where to get the replicas and would I be allowed to put his name on them ?
    Ev

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    Hi Julip, I have yet to find out,but will look into it more.
    Barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by julip View Post
    Hi Barb,
    Could you tell me where to get the replicas and would I be allowed to put his name on them ?
    Ev
    I've got this one bookmarked - never used it - but you can probably find others via google.
    http://www.awardmedals.com/military-medals-c-282.html
    Elaine








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    This is a highly regarded medal mounting and replacement service. I've used them a couple of times

    http://www.worcmedals.com/shop.php



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    Quote Originally Posted by julip View Post
    Hi Barb,
    Could you tell me where to get the replicas and would I be allowed to put his name on them ?
    Ev
    My grandfather received his son's medals (WW2) and had them inscribed on the back with his name J.P.H Guy & rank etc.
    1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, 1939-45 Defence Medal and the War Medal 1939–1945.

    They were stolen in the 1960s and I would dearly love to get them back.
    I am willing to pay the full market price to anyone who has them now.

    Cheers
    Guy
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    I used to be a trader in secondhand goods and knew quite a few medal dealers. I can tell you that unless the medals were exceptional or at least out of the ordinary, no trader was ever interested in buying them, stolen or otherwise, because they simply had no monetary value. In fact, many pawn shops had notices in the window stating "No more service medals thankyou".

    Of course, lack of value doesn't mean they were never stolen because thieves are normally quite thick and wouldn't realise that ordinary service medals had no value until they tried to flog them!

    OC

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    Thanks Elaine and JBEE,I will check out the sites you mentioned .
    Barb/OC/Guy, Thanks for comments re medals. I know it is not the same having replicas,but it will show what he would have received.

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    I believe that IF Campaign medals have never been issued by MOD to the recipient that they can still be claimed even now at no cost.
    Last edited by JBee; 28-04-15 at 10:56.



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