This catalog of products is a cross section of various Australian military collectables offered by Elite Militaria throughout Australia's history - ANZAC, Boer War, Vietnam, Korean up to and including the recent Afghanistan/Iraq war. This catalog includes Military Medals, Orders, Badges, Insignia, and various items of clothing of Caps and military unit Polo shirts plus Watches.

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  • AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES
    AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES
    AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES
    AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES
    AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES
    AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES
    AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES

    AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI STAR MEDAL FULL SIZE MADE BY A.J. PARKES

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    Rare original, mint condition, makers marked for sale. BUY NOW.
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    Price:
    $189.00*
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    Note : Price is inclusive of insurance*

    Prices shown are exclusive of Aust GST - GST only applies to Australian based buyers

    About this item

    Scarce original  THE GALLIPOLI STAR  this medal was designed in 1917 by R K Peacock, but official approval from King George V for the proposed campaign medal was withdrawn after the ribbon, but not the medal, had been manufactured, because it was to have been presented only to Australians and New Zealanders, but not British or other Empire soldiers involved in the campaign. Some Anzac veterans are known to have been issued with lengths of ribbon during the war in anticipation of the medal's production.

    In 1990, Mr Ross Smith, a former Australian Army Warrant Officer and Vietnam veteran, arranged, at his own expense, for dies from the original design to be manufactured, and for A J Parkes & Co Pty Ltd, of Brisbane, to strike 1000 examples of the medal. 200 of these stars were presented to surviving Australian and New Zealand Gallipoli veterans to mark the 75th anniversary of the campaign in 1990. The remainder were sold to the public. This first strike lot had the manufacturer's marking 'A.J.P' in raised letters on the reverse

    A further 300 were later struck for sale as demand was extremely high. This 2nd strike lot had the manufacturer's marking 'A.J.P' in raised letters on the reverse plus the words COLLECTOR'S ITEM.

    The design features an eight pointed star, representing the states and territories of Australia (seven points) and New Zealand. The colours of the ribbon are blue, representing the ocean, gold, representing Australian Wattle, silver grey, representing New Zealand fern, and red for the colour of Australian gum blossom and the New Zealand Rata flower.

    The Gallipoli Star is an eight pointed bronze star with a silver disc overlaid in the centre. This disc features, in relief, the king's crown in the centre encircled by the words 'GALLIPOLI 1914-15'. Suspension is by an integral ring from the top of the uppermost point of the star. The manufacturer's marking 'A.J.P' is impressed into the reverse. The ribbon comprises a central 9 mm blue stripe, flanked by 3 mm crimson stripes, the outer edges of 8 mm being gold on the right and silver grey on the left.

    MAKER: A J PARKES & Co and ROSS E. SMITH

    DATE MADE: 1990

    CONSTRUCTION: 2 PIECE

    MATERIAL USED: STAR BRASS WITH ' ANTIQUE' BRONZE FINISH

    CENTER DISC SILVER WITH AN 'ANTIQUE' FINISH

    RARITY: EXTREMELY SCARCE AS ONLY 1300 EVER MADE

* Note: prices shown above are exclusive of Aust GST - GST only applies to Australian based buyers