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Framed set of WW1 French medals restored.

Article about: I recently purchased a set of framed medals at the Liverpool arms fair, and they were in a terrible state. The ribbons were completely rotten, stained with glue and faded. The certificate ha

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    Yes, I see, baloonist, sso very rare they have medals.

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    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for the comments. I never change medal ribbons if I can help it, but on this set they were so far gone that I had very little choice. I once had a set in a frame exactly like yours. If memory serves me correct there were about six medals to a soldier who served at Verdun, and was twice wounded in combat. Like the idiot that I am, I eventually got rid of them. And yes, it is nice to have medals with provenance.
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