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Article about: Hi mate the medal you posted is fine I have no idea why the I is off like that but I just spent 5 mins comparing it with my originals (thanks for the good hi-res pic) and every detail that s

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    I know these aren't as common as some of the other stars, and that there were copies made of different stars. My question is about the V I at the bottom. I'm not sure if it's my eyes, or if the I is off, it seems just a little below the V. Or could it be the angle of the camera? or do I just need glasses finally? Can I borrow your eyes for a sec please? Thank you

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    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    G'day,
    Here's my Grandfathers to compare with,

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    The examples in Clive Johnsons "Australian Awarded" medal guide show the VI level along the top as per my pop's.
    I think it's a copy but may be incorrect.
    Plenty of them down here in Australia

    Hope this helps a little.

    All the best
    Dave

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    Thanks Dave, I was looking at some others on line, and like your dad's, the VI all line up. The patina on the one I showed kind of had me going, but the off-set I caught my eye, but things haven't been as clear lately, I really need to get them checked lol I think you're right though and that my pic is a copy, too bad the price was nice too hehe I do want to get a set of Aussie medals one day. I'm getting closer to finishing some other collections and then I'll start looking for those

    Thanks again

    Paul
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    The VI does look off a little bit but I cant see a problem from these photos, here's one for comparison

    regards Paul
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    Quote by Stinkpotpete View Post
    I know these aren't as common as some of the other stars, and that there were copies made of different stars. My question is about the V I at the bottom. I'm not sure if it's my eyes, or if the I is off, it seems just a little below the V. Or could it be the angle of the camera? or do I just need glasses finally? Can I borrow your eyes for a sec please? Thank you

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    I have no problem with it, its a good one.

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    G'day again Paul,
    I still think it's a repo.
    Here is an example I found on an Aussie Web Site that is sold as a replica which also has the dropped I.

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    And a link to the seller,
    Quarterdeck Medals & Militaria

    All the best
    Dave

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    Hi pete,i personally find the front to be a little weak in it's "sharpness" to the design,that said the award does not look like an out and out repro,the reverse is always a great indicator on "our" british awards as the copy's often have light "pitting" on them! I hope that helps, Leon.

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    The example in Clive Johnsons "Australians Awarded" guide

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    G'day again Paul,
    I still think it's a repo.
    Here is an example I found on an Aussie Web Site that is sold as a replica which also has the dropped I.

    Pacific Star

    And a link to the seller,
    Quarterdeck Medals & Militaria

    All the best
    Dave
    That one is so bad it wouldnt fool anyone and it looks nothing like the one Stinkpotpete posted.

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    G'day again Paul,
    I still think it's a repo.
    Here is an example I found on an Aussie Web Site that is sold as a replica which also has the dropped I.

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    And a link to the seller,
    Quarterdeck Medals & Militaria

    All the best
    Dave
    You may be right and cant find a good close up of a repro. I think the patina on this one is throwing me

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