New Zealand Medals Ltd - Military Antiques and Medals. Medal Mounting & Restoration

Medals for Collectors and Investment

Collecting medals is a popular pastime. We have a wide range of medals available so please send us details of any you are looking for. We have medals from the former collection of Aubrey Bairstow (which is a 30 year collection), the collection of the late Dr John Ross (which is a 70 year collection), as well as medals we have purchased as second hand dealers. All medals we sell will come with provenance and are genuine and as described.

We have a policy of generally NOT stating the name of the recipient when giving details of the medals in question. This is because we have noticed an annoying and dishonest trend over the years of descendants searching their ancestors name, finding the medals for sale, then insisting that the medals were "clearly" stolen 50 - 100  years earlier as "granddad would not have sold them". This policy of not naming recipients is becoming more common practice throughout the industry now.

Prices shown are inclusive of GST and include courier delivery NZ wide.
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PARACHUTE REGIMENT MEDAL GROUP

A WW2 set with 2 clasp General Service Medal. Issue box and slip for WW2 medals shows the award of France and Germany set. Africa Star and Defence medal not stated but seem probably. Apparent WW2 Parachute Regt service. Certainly worth further research into whether he jumped on D Day.

The GSM comes with letter verifying Palestine clasp and the roll confirms SE Asia clasp with Army Air Corps and Parachute Regt (7 Para). I can’t id him on the Palestine roll. 

The GSM has been officially re-impressed / corrected. Medals to Paras of this period are named AAC. Not faked as SE Asia GSMs available un-named quite easily so a faker would use one of them rather than erasing another medal.


A good set with Para service. Supposed post war SAS service but not able to be verified. I have had this for quite a number of years. 

$1100



-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EGYPT MEDAL 1882 UNDATED TO CASUALTY

Correctly named to 18080 SAPR E C TODD 11TH CO RE
Medal is near mint. He died 25 August 1886. Worthy of further research to see how and where he died. 

$1800



--RARE 1847 DATED MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

Sadly the name has been erased from this rare medal, one of 110 awarded. HOWEVER as there was only 110 awarded and some parts of the name are visible it would be possible for a patient collector to identify the recipient of the medal

$1450

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ABYSSINIA MEDAL 1869 TO AN EVENTUAL GENERAL

A rare 1869 Abyssinia Medal named as Asst Surgeon , Bombay Med Dept. On original ribbon and pin and in old case. A rare and important medal. From my private collection and purchased in the UK around 15-20 years ago.

Peter Stephenson Turnbull was born on 2nd March 1836, at Deneburn, Denholm, the fourteenth child of Thomas Turnbull (1784-1867), tenant of East Middle by his second wife, Mary Beattie (1801-1880). He studied at the University of Glasgow between the years 1855-1859, taking classes in Practical Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Botany, Surgery, Materi Medica Pharmacy and Dietetics, Dispensary, Medical Jurisprudence, Pathology, Natural History and Midwifery.

He graduated MD in 1859. He studied at Edinburgh Medical School at sometime in 1859 and 1860 before gaining registration of his Medical qualifications in 1860. He served with the Army in Abyssinia between 1867 and 1868 and assisted in the action of Arogee and assault and capture of Magdala for which he gained a medal.
In 1893 Peter Turnbull became Surgeon Major General of the Indian Medical Service in Bombay, a fellow of the University of Bombay and Surgeon General with the Government of Bombay. He died on 7th October 1921 in Edinburgh and is buried there in Grange Cemetery.

His archives and documents are held by Glasgow University.

$2000


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The historic and unique set of medals to Wing Cdr Baigent DSO, DFC and bar AFC 
complete with his vitally named NZ Defence Service Medal and an impressive archive of paperwork. Logbooks are included however a WW2 one is missing. This is believed to have been misplaced when the medals were on loan to the RNZAF Museum from the 1950s through to around 2015. The archive included is impressive and includes is diary of raids, numerous photos in 2 albums as well as assorted unmounted images, certificates, telegrams etc. This is most certainly a serious collection, worthy of a book as Baigent was the youngest Wing Cdr in WW2 as well as being CO of 75 Squadron.

Offered on behalf of a private collector

SOLD
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A KEY GROUP TO ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS. MONS TRIO AND CLASP NAMED AS SGT MAJOR RFC. WING CDR BRUCE MBE
A well researched historic yet affordable group.

$5500

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A Unique NZ Armoured Corps Military Cross set for Vietnam.


The recipient had key service in the NZSAS. His MC for Vietnam is unique and historic as he had taken charge of American tanks after the officers were killed

Offered on behalf of the family 

$60,000 or by negotiation.
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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NZ Fire Service LSGC and bar with UFBA medal to the same recipient. 
$675                                                                                                                                


                                                                                   
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A GOOD WW2 SET TO A POW WHO WAS MID OR KIA
IGS 1908-35 named 7646 L-NK GUL BADSHAR 2-10 BALUCH R







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Knights Bachelor neck badge in case. 

Very minor enamel damage but a lovely piece. Sadly no history with this order of knighthood. 
Purchased London 2017

SOLD


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A WW2 GROUP WITH MID TO A CAPTAIN , ROYAL ARTILLERY
Un-named medal set with MID Certificate and a bundle of documents and a group photo relating to Captain Ronald Harold Vaughan-Williams of J Troop, 359 Bty, 109 LAA Regt RA, which was particularly active as it moved through Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Provenance Britannia Medals, UK about 15 years ago for my private collection
$550


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NZ Defence Service Medal. named correctly.
Provenance : Trade Me 2018
$250

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Boer War and WW1 father and son set. Father died Grenadier Guards during the Boer War son served RN WW1
1248 Pte E Leader Grenadier Guards died during the Boer War , having earlier served with E Div Metropolitan Police. Died at Mooi River 26/8/00 QSA CC and Witt
L5611 Albert Leader was born in 1896. He served in the RN enlisting as a Boy Sailor in 1914 and taking his discharge in 1920. 
$650
Provenance: Private Collector , originally ex Trade Me.

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A MODERN MULTI CAMPAIGN SET TO THE ROYAL ARTILLERY

Nato Former Yugoslavia, Nato Kosovo, Op Telic Iraq Medal correctly laser named GNR RA, UN Cyprus Medal and 2012 Jubilee Medal. The medals mounted as worn. The Jubilee Medal tacked on the older mounting. I suspect that the recipient has discharged from the services and joined a uniformed service which qualified for the Jubilee Medal such as the Police or Prison Service. A nice set representing a decent number of deployments.
Provenance: sold to a dealer in Southampton, UK by the recipient and purchased by us from them in Feb 2018
$800






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A NZ Volunteer Service Medal to the Auckland Regiment 
Correctly named by Bock to 3/1618 PVT R LUKE 3RD AUCK REG (COUNTESS OF RANFURLY'S) OWN (1911).

A bit of loss of beeswax filling to naming at 4 o'clock due to small edge knock or rubbing.

A great medal. The number isnt a WW1 number. Probably his full entitlement











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TUNNELLERS MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL GROUPING
1914-15 trio to RE. Meritorious Service Medal GVR named 136058 SAPR -A.SJT : W HOMER . 183/TLG : Coy R.E.
A rare medal to a Tunneller. Many of their bravery awards were not in the face of the enemy so the MSM was often awarded instead.
$2,750.00



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A good modern pair for Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. The regiments tour of Afghanistan the subject of a documentary series - the DVD of which is included.
$1200

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THE MEDALS TO PRINCESS MARGARETS DRIVER AND VALET

Royal Victorian Medal and 2002 Jubilee Medal with certificates and a folder of related documents. Both medals un-named as issued. He returned his medals following the death of Princes Margaret but later had them returned to him. There are a number of newspaper clippings with the medals and it seems he fell out with the Royals after the Princess's death. As with Paul Burrell it seems various accusations had been made about his retention of cards etc. After Princess Dianas death he too had been tasked with the burning of a lot of her effects and letters.

$2000