Lakesidetrader - Top
Display your banner here
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Belgium mini's

Article about: just wanted to share pics of this neat looking Belgium miniature chain set-up for a WW1 vet....very nice quality and construction, probably dates to the 30's.....the medals sans ribbons are

  1. #1

    Default Belgium mini's

    just wanted to share pics of this neat looking Belgium miniature chain set-up for a WW1 vet....very nice quality and construction, probably dates to the 30's.....the medals sans ribbons are in the 15mm to 20mm range

    Left to right
    * War Cross with frond device
    * Yser Cross
    * Volunteers Combatants Medal
    * Interallied WW1 Victory medal
    * Belgium WW1 Commerative

    front w/ full size French croix de guerre for size comparison
    Belgium mini's

    front left
    Belgium mini's

    front right
    Belgium mini's

    back
    Belgium mini's

    back left
    Belgium mini's

    back right
    Belgium mini's

  2. #2
    MAP
    MAP is online now
    ?

    Default

    Not something we rarely see. Thanks for showing.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  3. #3

    Default

    A nice set, I can't say that I have ever seen a miniature Yser Cross before. In 1934, the Yser Cross was introduced to replace the original Yser Medal, but recipients were expected to pay for the new award and very few bothered to do so. Veterans rightfully felt that they should not be expected to pay for an award which they had earned through putting their life on the line for their country. Consequently, the Yser Cross is a rare award. Sitting amongst this 14 medal group of mine, is an example of the Yser Cross.

    Cheers,
    Steve


    Belgium mini'sBelgium mini's
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

  4. #4

    Default

    thanks for the input....I did see that about the Yser Cross and was wondering myself...I'm guessing since two of those medals were not instituted until the early 30's the holder opted for the new version....maybe the mini was a few francs less....

    and that framed set is awesome !
    "Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life" - Herbert Henry Asqulth

Similar Threads

  1. New from Belgium

    In New users approval forum
    02-05-2019, 08:21 PM
  2. Need Help! Where to dig in Belgium?

    In Battlefield history and relics
    03-04-2018, 12:58 PM
  3. Another mini RK !

    In Bundeswehr forum
    11-19-2014, 11:40 PM
  4. Mini CBE

    In WW1 Allies: Great Britain, France, USA, etc 1914 - 1918
    09-07-2013, 03:56 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Espenlaub Militaria - Down
Display your banner here