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Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« on: June 12, 2019, 12:40:09 PM »
Xmas stocking souvenir1944 and the reverse reads Good luck from friends in Egypt. Implying victory over Berlin perhaps. A hand holding 'something?' with Berlin written across it. It is signed Bondi. Brass, 26.4mm. suspension tag removed as is quite common with many medalets.

The only Bondi I'm aware of is Bondi near Sydney harbour in Australia.
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Re: Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 12:48:59 PM »
I do already have the one for the preceding year 1943; I thought it was on the forum but no amount of searching can locate it.

This one bears a large V below the map of Italy with the tail over what might be Tripolitania, with the legend: Xmas stocking 1943 and again what appears the signature Bondi.  The reverse again reads Good luck from friends in Egypt. Brass, 26.4mm.

Once again the suspension tag is missing.
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Re: Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 02:47:33 PM »
These used to be common on ebay but, now I come to consider it, I've not seen one for a few years.

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Re: Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 02:55:54 PM »
The "something?" is a map of the German Empire. The dot marks the capital Berlin.
The token of 1944 exists also without BONDI.
Here the token of 1942:

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Re: Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 12:08:02 AM »
I thought afterwards it may be a map of Germany. I've not seen this 1942 version before.

Another collecting theme here!  ;D
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Re: Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 01:24:23 AM »
Interesting to note that this latest piece has a ring brazed on to it as in afrasi's piece, it must have been common for the suspension tag to break whereas I always thought it was removed purposely.
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Re: Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 08:02:58 AM »
An undated piece, probably from 1941:

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Re: Xmas stocking souvenir1944 from Egypt
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 08:50:09 AM »
The theme of this piece is of course St. Christopher, patron saint of travellers.

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