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Picked these up today at an antiques fair today, they are the British war medal & the victory medal , both named to the same man. Both in nice condition , ribbons didn't fair as well but I have folded them to hide most of the fraying & grime.

PTE. P.  MCRAE. . RAMC.

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Very nice, the ribbons look fine in the picture, better than modern replacement copies

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Yes they are folded just so as to hide the inperfaction , someone had fired  paper staples  through them making holes & runs in the material,  3 staples in each for some reason

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That's not too bad, you should see the state of the ribbon on this lovely decoration - a Russian George Cross, but lucky to have survived at all, most have no ribbon or ring whatsoever. The picture is a bit small, could not improve.

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This is how the decoration should look. Reverse with the matriculation number, this would be an earlier, 19th Century piece,
with a replacement ribbon and ring. The ring was usually an open double construction of silver wire. Always worn on a
pentagonal ribbon by Russian recipients, the previous picture has the remains of a bow, which was an additional distinction,
representing the 3rd class.  The bottom is marked to the 4th class, the central medallion bears the cypher
SG for Sankt Georg, undoubtedly silver. See also my posts under Imperial Russian Decorations.

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