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  1. Hello. A nice photo of a veteran of spanish blue división with medals. We can see 7 medals. The photo is 11,5 cm x 17,5cm Price is 30 EUR excl. Shipping (shipping based on where you live). Regards
  2. Spanish Awards

    Hello Mark, Thanks for your words. Yes, it is a nice medal with a very interesting history and types. In my book, I show others types and photos of soldiers with this medals. To get this medal the soldier must be injured while he was doing an action in combat. If he was not doing a''relevant`` action in combat and failed injured, I have receibed only this badge. In this photo the soldier has got this medals and two badge. Maybe because one time was injured in action and the other was injured in combat but without special action. Regards,
  3. Spanish Awards

    Yes, the medal with three dates, finally I could find the division!! Here a medal about the spanish blue division. It is made in Spain. Regards,
  4. Spanish Awards

    Hello Antonio, Here, you have got the photo. Regards,
  5. Spanish Awards

    Group of ´´ Medalla sufrimientos por la Patria``. This medal was established by the King Fernando VII. In the beginning was to prisoners, and in 1918 was established that this medals could be to the war wounded. (The wounded have a red blade) as It was a very appreciate medal in the Spanish civil war and in the Spanish blue division. In this type of medal, is very important the date and place that we can see in the ribbon.
  6. Spanish Awards

    Today, I would like to show you a military merit, of the Spanish civil war. It's a type manufactured in Italy, because when Franco started the war, the manufacturers, with the exception of''Faci`` from Zaragoza, was in the Republic area. There are several types of military merit manufactured in Italy (as you can see in my book) but this is the most representative. It is called ''rose and wolves'' because we can see the rose and not grenade, and wolves hen it had to have lions. There are other type, where the manufacturer have put well the grenade, but not change the wolves. Regards
  7. Spanish Awards

    Thanks Antonio, i am going to take photos of other military merit of the civil war and blue division to show you. Regards!!
  8. Spanish Awards

    Hello, Today i would like show you some medal about the spanish civil war and the spanish blue división. This medal, is a military merit, manufactured by Castells.
  9. Spanish Awards

    Mark, Bart thank for your words!! Today I want show you an other military merit. It is a Order Of military merit 2º class. It was realized by Gerardo Castells, a manufacturer from Barcelona You can see that the crown has been cut. It was a practice of the 2º republic (1931-1936), because the orders and medals didn´t had to show symbols about monarchy There are medals what have lost the crown and the ´´lises`` of the blue center and the four ´´lises`` that we can see next to the cross. But other owners thought that removed the crown was enough and the ´´lises`` there were something about the design of the order and no for the goverment. The owner had to decided buy a new medals or make this modification in her old medals. When the medal was of hight quatily, as for example this that is made with gold, silver and enamel, the price was important.
  10. Spanish Medals Book

    If someone ares interested , can buy in this page or send me a MP http://www.todocoleccion.net/militaria-libros-literatura/las-recompensas-ejercitos-africa-1860-1936~x91716782 Regards
  11. Spanish Medals Book

    Hello Bart, Thanks for your words. Unfortunately I can´t do a English version, I don’t speak English very well and the cost of make this type of book in spain is higer too. However, don´t worry. here i will try show you something about the Spanish medals. I have forgotten say that the book has got 189 pages, and the price is 39 euros. Regards
  12. Spanish militaria collector

    Hello Pierce, many thanks Of course, i will try participate and show you something about the spanish medals. And if someone want know more about them, here a book about Spanish Orders and medals. Regars
  13. Hello, Here I want to show you a book that I have recently written, about Orders and medals from Spain. In this book you can see medals about Morocco war, but there are Orders as for example, the Order or Military Merit, Naval Merit, Order of Maria Cristina, and others. In this book appear the documents awards and the biggest manufacturers with their history and cases. In addition there is a chapter about the cross of military merit that could be given in the spanish civil war (1936-1939) It is full in color.