ITALY 11th Army Commemorative Medal, 1940


ITALY, 11th Army Commemorative Medal, 1940Obverse: arms on cross, 11. ARMATA, Reverse: VEEMENCIA E TENACIA 16 NOVEMBRE 1940 XIX, brass with black enamel, 41mm cross, ribbon, no hanger, XF

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Awarded to participants on the Albanian front at the start of World War II.

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.