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  • Connaught Stranger
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    Emergency Service Medal Types:

    THE EMERGENCY SERVICE MEDALS 1939-1946.

    Designer: Laurence Campbell, RHA, whose name appears on the bottom right of the obverse.

    Manufacturer: P. Quinn Ltd, and Jewellery and Metal Mfg., Co.

    1. NA FORSA COSANTA (The Defence Forces). Very Common.

    2. AN FORSA COSANTA AITUIL (The Local Defence Force).

    3. FORSA NA NOGLACH 2U LINE (Second Line Volunteer Reserve.)* Very Common.

    4. 26U CATHLAN (26th Battalion)* RARE!

    5. AN SLUA MUIRI (The Naval Inscription).

    6. AN SEIRBHIS SEIPLINEACHTA (The Chaplincy Service.)* RAREST!

    7. SEIRBIS ALTRANAIS AN AIRM (The Nursing Service.) 2nd RAREST!!

    8. RANNA CABHAIR DEONTAHCA CUMANN CROISE DEIRGE NA H-EIREANN.
    (Volunteer Aid Division, The Irish Red Cross Society.)

    9. RANNA CEAD-CABHRAC CUMANN CROISE DEIRGE NA H_EIREANN.
    (First Aid Division, Irish Red Cross Society.)

    10. NA SEIRBHISE REAMHCURAIM IN AGHAIDH AER-RUTHAR.
    (Air Raid Precautions Organisation.)

    11. CAOMNOIRI AITIULA. (Local Security Force.)**

    Ribbons: Medals 1 - 7 had a ribbon with a single white stripe, the second type of ribbon has two white stripes. The LDF Medal was originaly issued with the second type, but was changed some time after the Emergency to the first type ribbon.

    Bars: Bars were authorised for each additional two years, consecutive or aggregate, beyond the qualifying period. NO MORE than TWO bars being awarded to ANYONE.

    The value depends on the type: * Rare ones. as in less numbers issued as these units were very small in comparison with the others. The Chaplaincy and 28 Bn (Old IRA members) also affect the prices.

    ** Department of Justice confirms: 31,328 medals with bar and 14,741 without bar, a grand total of 47,069 were issued to the Local Security Force alone.

    Some sell for big money on Ebay, but recently it has been noticed that the price has been artificially inflated for Republic of Ireland Medals.

    Many are being sourced locally for sale on the net at these hugh prices which make no sense.

    I attach pictures of my one found at a German Flea-market for 30 Euro.

    Connaught Stranger.
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  • golden rivet
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    emergency service medals

    anyone know the value of emergency service medals and where they can be sold and bought countrywide
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