POLAND Medal of Merit in National Defense Second Class 1966


POLAND, Medal of Merit in National Defense, Second Class, 1966, Obverse: national eagle l over map, ZA ZASLUGI DLA OBRONOSCI KRAIU, Reverse: POLSKA RZECZPOSPOLITA LUDOWA MINISTERSTWO OBORONY NARODOWEJ, silvered bronze, 37mm, VF

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Poland at that time had a Soviet governing model that had military personnel under ministerial command rather than all troops being in the Department of Defense like in the USA.

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.