BRASIL Santos Dumont Medal of Merit bronze


BRASIL, Santos Dumont Medal of Merit, bronze, no date (1957), Obverse: head L, ESTADO DE MINAS GERAIS, SANTOS DUMONT PAI DE AVIAÇÃO, Reverse: MEDALHA SANTOS DUMONT 1906 – 1956 HONRA AO MÉRITO, separate hanger with triangle above wings, antiqued bronze, 25x30mm, old ribbon, spots, XF

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Santos Dumont, the polymath, with his claim to inventing the first aircraft, is a culture hero in Brazil.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.