Mounting WW2 medals

Discussion in 'General' started by stewart_M, May 25, 2008.

  1. stewart_M

    stewart_M Junior Member

    I have recently managed to obtain my partner's father's WW2 medals for him as he never claimed them himself. I have 4 medals and have bought a case to mount them however I do not know the best way to fix them to the back of the case.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    I have recently managed to obtain my partner's father's WW2 medals for him as he never claimed them himself. I have 4 medals and have bought a case to mount them however I do not know the best way to fix them to the back of the case.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

    Hi Stewart
    I'm not sure if I can be of any help but some time ago I made a framed display for my wife to exhibit her late father's WW1 medals. I bought a cardboard mount that was able to hold various photos, plus two reproduction medals (the original ones had been lost or stolen).
    Using the cardboard mount I was able to secure the medals with sticky tape.
    Best of luck
    Ron
     

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  3. tankie1rtr

    tankie1rtr Junior Member

    Hi Stewart.
    I mount medals for old soldiers who have either bought replacements or want the mountings changed, before you display your medals in a fram, it will look a lot nicer and more professional if you have them "Court Mounted" you will have to go on the net and buy a backing board for as many medals as you have, ie, if you have two medals you want a two medal board and so forth, then you will need a length of ribbon that coincides with the medals, you must then stich one end of the ribbon at the top of the board run the ribbon over the board and stitch it again at the bottom, so in effect you have a board with all the different medal ribbons stitched to it so they run from top to bottom, then take a half length of ribbon loop it through the medal then stitch it to the top of the board, As I say this is called "Court Mounting" once this is done, all you have to do is get a Medal Frame and stick the medal to the backboard by bluetack, then put the glass on, You use bluetack because it is easy to remove the medals in case you want to wear them to represent your grandfather on rememberance day. Dont ever forget, You have the Legal Right to wear his medals proudly.
    All the best
    tankie1rtr
     

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