About - Kevin F. Tansley
Welcome to The Medals Guy website. I offer mounting of military medals and other restoration services with the aim of preserving family heritage and the integrity of these treasures, for this and future generations. I have been working with medals for some time and have a professional workshop based in Dunedin. With a strong interest in military history, I have provided medal restoration services, miniature sets, framing, replicas and original replacements to many individuals, families and servicemen across New Zealand.
I work with all medals, including military, Order of St John, prison service, fire service, foreign medals, lapel and cap badges.
All medal work is completed to military specifications or to the regulations of the issuing authorities. Display and other styles of mounting are also provided as requested.
Medal mounting generally takes around four weeks, possibly longer during periods of high demand e.g. ANZAC Day. All work is offered at a modest cost. Price and time estimates are provided to each client prior to any work starting.
Note: Services only supplied in New Zealand
“Kevin has been associated with uniformed organisations for many years and is well versed in medal regalia and their order of wear. In this regard he has mounted medals for many St John personnel across Otago and Southland in recent years, always demonstrating a very high standard of workmanship and professionalism.”
“I have known and used Kevin’s medal service for over 10 years. In my opinion he has always made a very tidy job of mounting and has a good knowledge of medals. He is reliable, prompt and very satisfactory to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
“My grandfather never took great care of his war medals but having inherited them, I felt they could do with some better presentation.
Kevin did a great job mounting them for me and I have felt very proud to wear them every Anzac Day in memory of grandad, a New Zealand camelier in Palestine with the Imperial Camel Corps during WWI.”