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Old 09-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #16
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Here is mine in an interesting state of wear, exposing the tombak base metal.

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:45 PM   #17
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Super examples !!

Here is my P&L

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #18
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #19
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #20
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here is my 8 year
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #22
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Great stuff guys! I'm really happy this thread has come out now.

I am currently working on a reference book for Long Service Medals...

It's time we had an all encompassing reference that was dedicated to long service medals.

This thread helps a lot - although I probably won't get to SS LSM until the new year!

Again - great looking medals fellas!

PS - if you'd like to be a contributor please message me, also I'll be messaging some of you in the near future for ideas/specifics as well
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #23
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Great stuff guys! I'm really happy this thread has come out now.
I can only agree!

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #24
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My 8yr medal unfortunately it has a couple of scratches on the reverse.John
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:41 AM   #25
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I have a vague recollection of reading somewhere that the reason that these medals had been attributed to 'Deschler' and 'P&L' was something to do with these firms having used similar eyelets to the ones found on the SS-DA; can anyone confirm or add to this???
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:10 PM   #26
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I have a vague recollection of reading somewhere that the reason that these medals had been attributed to 'Deschler' and 'P&L' was something to do with these firms having used similar eyelets to the ones found on the SS-DA; can anyone confirm or add to this???
Yes, that was the reason. But, I tried to verify this and didn't get very far. I believe I found 1 other Deschler medal that had a similar eyelet, but it wasn't exactly the same as this SS 8. I couldn't find any P&L medal that had the same eyelet as has been attributed to them. We should probably just call them type 1 & 2.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:58 AM   #27
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Yes, that was the reason. But, I tried to verify this and didn't get very far. I believe I found 1 other Deschler medal that had a similar eyelet, but it wasn't exactly the same as this SS 8. I couldn't find any P&L medal that had the same eyelet as has been attributed to them. We should probably just call them type 1 & 2.
Thanks for the update Curt.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:03 AM   #28
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For reference, I will post examples of the obverse & reverse of these two known types of 4 & 8 year awards from my collection...
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:05 AM   #29
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Note that the suspension loops on the Type II have a slightly less rounded appearance than those on the Type I...
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:44 AM   #30
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...and complete with their ribbons...
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