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Offline RRTB

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Re: WW11 medals mounting.
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 20:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Derek,

I simply went online and typed in a search for Medal Mounting Services in Northern Ireland. There were very very few, unsurprisingly, but the lady I went to was brilliant and did a fantastic job. When I found that this lady had been entrusted with a Victoria Cross I knew she was the one for my Dad's and Grandfather's medals. Also, it was no great struggle for me to deliver the medals to her house and then return to collect the finished product.

In short, that's all I can suggest you do.

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Re: WW11 medals mounting.
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Actually, have a shufti at this: http://medalmount.simplesite.com/279696962

I typed in a search for Medal Mounting Teesside and the above website popped up. Might be worth a look?

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Re: WW11 medals mounting.
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
I think it is wise to use someone experienced in mounting and framing medals. My OH's mother had his father's medals mounted by (I think) a regular picture framer. He did a good job except that he mounted the medals in the wrong order and I don't know what he used to glue them to the baize or whatever material he used, but it seems to be permanent. I attempted to remove them to see if it was possible to put the medals in the right order but they are pretty solidly stuck.  :-\

I do like the displays which include medals, photos and other relics, however as we were given the medals framed alone, we have displayed them alongside a framed photo and his hat on a hat stand. That way we can add to the 'display' or move them around to suit. I find this works well, and would be a cheaper option than asking a framer to cut and arrange mounts to fit various items, photos etc.

Just something you may like to consider.  :)

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Re: WW11 medals mounting.
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Ruskie, that is an option to consider indeed. Your advice too about asking a properly experienced person to mount the medals is also very good. The lady whose services I used was extremely experienced and did a lovely job.

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Re: WW11 medals mounting.
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all, for good advice.
All the best.
Derek.

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