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Title Commemorative French Resistance enamel pin
Nationality French
Period c 1946
Price £30.00

This is an official award for a member of the French Resistance, with the Cross of Lorraine, the great symbol of France's resistance to the Germans in both wars, but specifically in the 2nd, together with other images of regional insignia. There is '269' punched on the reverse.

These little shields would have been given out shortly after the war to commemorate individual service in resistance units.

The enamel is damaged on the lower left-hand corner of the shield, but otherwise the piece is in quite good condition.


If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : French : 20th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Received the Party eagle badge this morning (Saturday)... thanks very much for the speedy service.

P J, UK, 02.07.2005

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