GREAT BRITAIN, medal set: 1914-1918 War & Mercantile Marine 1914-1918

$95.00

GREAT BRITAIN, medal set: 1914-1918 War medal & Mercantile Marine 1914-1918 medal, silver, bronze, both 36mm, to WALTER P. COOK on edge, replacement ribbon on War Medal, no ribbon on Merchant Marine Medal, War Medal is toned XF, Merchant Marine Medal is XF-AU

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The silver 1914-1918 medal is common. The Merchant Marine medal is scarce.

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.