POLAND, Medal for Participation in the Defense War of 1939


POLAND, Medal for Participation in the Defense War of 1939, issued 1981, Obverse: military eagle, 1939, Reverse: ZA UDZIAL W WOJNIE OBRONNEJ OJCZYZNA, silver plated tombac, 40mm, XF

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Issued by the Peoples Republic in 1981 to honor people who fought against the German invasion in 1939.

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.