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How much is a World War 1 Victory Medal worth?
Valuations: Generally speaking a WWI Victory medal is worth about $10-$15, $30-$35 if on a ring suspension, and you can add $10.00 for each clasp or bar added to that in combination of up to five clasps of the standard wartime service clasps These clasps are…
Are World War 1 medals worth anything?
Individuals who saw service in the First World War were entitled to claim medals for their service. The most common medals were affectionately known as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred (1914 and 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal). Campaign medals are very common, so they aren’t worth huge sums of money.
What are the 3 WW1 medals?
Pip, Squeak and Wilfred are the affectionate names given to the three WW1 campaign medals — The 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal respectively. These medals were primarily awarded to the Old Contemptibles ( B.E.F. ).
Can I wear my grandad’s war medals?
The rule is that war medals should only be worn on the left breast by the person upon whom they were conferred. However, if you wish to wear your family medals you should wear them on the right breast to indicate they were not conferred upon you.
What is the most expensive war medal?
The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration awarded for valour ‘in the face of the enemy’ and was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour bravery during the Crimean War.
How much is a Victoria Cross medal worth?
Owing to its rarity, the VC is highly prized and the medal has fetched over £400,000 at auctions. A number of public and private collections are devoted to the Victoria Cross. The private collection of Lord Ashcroft, amassed since 1986, contains over one-tenth of all VCs awarded.
Can I wear my grandfathers medals?
Is it illegal to wear medals you haven’t earned?
While it is not an offence to own medals which have not been awarded to you, it is illegal under section 197 of the Army Act 1955 to use these to pretend to be a member of the armed forces. The act makes wearing any military decoration, badge, wound stripe or emblem without authority a criminal offence.