Looks ok to me
Wow really fast reply thanks again kradman
A bit worn. Repro ribbon.........?
It looks perfectly fine in these pics. It is not the most rare medal and there are many around. Not as many as the 39-45 or France and Germany stars but more than the Aircrew Europe for sure!
Many of these were never worn so they often appear mint and those that were worn are usually mounted with other medals so maybe this one was split from a group?
The ribbon is most likely the original that was issued with it. Even if it isn't there is still plenty of original ribbon to be found in the market so there is no market to support repro ribbon.
So, this is a perfectly good medal to begin or build a collection of individual campaign stars.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
The price for this medal would be £10-£15
H, as mentioned in the reply to your question about the '39-'45 Star, because you are replacing missing decorations for your relative's grouping you will want to match up the patina / wear of the replacement parts. This is especially the case if you are planning on displaying the grouping.
Your '39-'45 Star has a good lick of natural oxidation, so the Italy Star should match this if you want a nice consistent appearance.
Fortunately, you have plenty of selection to choose from with these. So don't be too hasty in grabbing the cheapest replacements. Take your time, maybe pay a little extra, and do it right. You’ll be happier when the job’s done.
All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.
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