I work with all medals, including military, Order of St John, prison service, fire service, foreign medals, lapel and cap badges.
Medal restoration generally takes around four weeks, possibly longer during periods of high demand eg ANZAC Day.
All work is offered at a modest cost. Price and time estimates are provided to each client prior to any work starting.
Where necessary, older medals are carefully cleaned and lacquered to prevent premature tarnishing. Modern medals are also cleaned and polished but, given their high grade finish, are not lacquered.
Meeting and Medal Transfers
I prefer to meet clients face to face to discuss their requirements and hand over medals, but a phone and courier service can be used when necessary.
Miniature sets are a fantastic way of sharing important family history, and for all family members to honour their heritage.
Mounting can be either in ‘court’ or ‘swing’ or 'display mount styles and can be discussed at our first meeting. The backing, glues and fasteners used are all of high quality to help ensure the medal set remains secure for future generations.
New ribbons are available and are usually required to enhance the cleaned medal. Original ribbons are returned to the owner.
Miniature or full size replacements medals are available and can either be replicas or originals.
A research service is available to establish an individual’s medal entitlement and related information. A modest cost applies and is discussed before any research is started.
Broken or heavily damaged medals are restored as close as possible to their original condition.
Ribbon bars for uniforms can be made to order.