FRANCE Croix de Guerre 1914 1917

$55.00

FRANCE, Croix de Guerre 1914 1917, with 2 bronze palmes, 37mm, old ribbon, VF

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Description

The 1914 1918 version is common. The 1914 1917 one is scarce.

The palmes denote that the recipient was mentioned in the army announcement.

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.