THE GREAT WAR MEDAL COLLECTORS COMPANION

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    THE GREAT WAR MEDAL COLLECTORS COMPANION

    Post by Battalion Colours on Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:28 am

    If you have an interest in Great War Medals, then I highly recommend Howard Williamson's new book:

    The Great War Medal Collector’s Companion

    This new 581 page book by Howard Williamson is the definitive volume on Great War Campaign
    and Gallantry Medals. Profusely illustrated in full colour, it contains much previously unpublished
    information & original research. This book should pay for itself many times over:
    by helping you to unlock the hidden stories and value of medals in your collection.
    by showing you how to avoid expensive mistakes by identifying copies, fakes & renaming.

    Medal Index Cards

    -Over 1,500 MIC abbreviations & codes deciphered.
    -Definitive notes on the MICs & how to read them.
    -The significance of different coloured inks revealed.

    Gallantry Medals

    - DSO, MC, DCM & MM Gazettes, giving dates & battles covered by each gazette.
    - Especially useful for MM research, linking the London Gazette date back to the bravery date.
    - DCM, MC & DSO Gazette citations that omit dates & places (March 1916 - January 1919).
    - List of MC & DCM recipients for 1st July 1916. Also all DCM and Dated Bars noted.
    - A full list of Escapers awarded the MM; Army Order 193 of 1919 explained & 1914 MMs noted.
    - How to spot fakes e.g. MC, DSO, DFC, AFC etc as well as fake bars.
    -History of the DCM League & MM Association plus Ex-Servicemen’s Association details.
    - Definitive notes about the naming & renaming of medals - many examples illustrated.
    -How to read & research the MM Cards, including the breakthrough use of Schedule Numbers.
    -Detailed notes on the Somme Gazettes & the units engaged. List of VCs & where they were won.
    - Documents found with gallantry groups, including Divisional Cards, award notifications etc.
    - Chronological list of actions & battles fought in all theatres, plus indexed maps.

    Campaign Medals

    -Full history of each medal, including Army Orders, Army Council Instructions & award criteria.
    -How & when medals were named & distributed. Packaging & accompanying documents.
    -How to spot fake medals & correctly identify original ‘5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914’ Bars.
    -How to spot renaming. Font alphabets for 1914 & 1914/15 Trios, DCMs & MMs.

    Miscellaneous WW1 Medals & Badges

    -Including: Lusitania, Cunliffe-Owen, ANZAC, Jutland, Sydney-Emden, Gallipoli Star, Ceylon Volunteer, TFEM & TEM, Army LS&GC, The King’s Certificate, ‘On War Service’ Badges, Princess Mary’s Gift Tin plus other Commemorative, Tribute & Sports Medals etc.

    Collecting Medals

    -Collecting themes, buying, cleaning & storing, dealer contact details etc.
    -Illustrated guide to medal conditions.

    Comprehensive & highly detailed Index

    Limited edition - each copy is individually numbered & signed by the Author



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    Post by qsamike on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:14 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen.....

    I have rec'd my copy and even though it is only Volume 1 of 2 it is a fantastic stand alone book......

    Very Very Well Worth the Cost......

    Mike

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    Post by Battalion Colours on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:13 pm

    The following link will take you to an ebay 'Buy It Now' auction where you can obtain copies directly from the author:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-WWI-MEDAL-BOOK-Buy-direct-Author-/150636643224?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item2312a4c398#ht_1955wt_1398


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