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Medal Protection Kits - Foxhole Medals
Medal Protection Kits - Foxhole Medals
Medal Protection Kits - Foxhole Medals

Medal Protection Kits

$124.65 Regular price $131.25

It's never been easier to protect your treasured medals. Our protection kits cater for everything you could need to keep them, and you looking your best.

Your medals are stored in our signature black leatherette, satin lined, hard cover case protected against damage. The highest quality polishing cloths available to remove tarnish and fingerprints before and after use, and a handy pocket holder to attach to the brooch bar of your medals, allowing them to easily slip into a blazer or shirt pocket, without damaging you clothing with pins. The three sizes cater for all configurations of medals; 

  • The Large size package suits a medal group of any size up to 10 or more full size medals, and provides a dual layer case designed with 2 layers to fit a large medal collection including miniatures and badges. Top layer dimensions are 204mm x 99mm. Bottom layer dimensions are 215mm x 100mm. Total case depth is 30mm.
  • The Medium size package suits a medal group up to 8 full size medals, or a smaller collection with ribbon bars, badges or miniature medals. Internal dimensions of the case are 194mm x 104mm x 20mm deep.
  • The Small size package suits a medal group up to 3 full size medals, or a smaller collection with ribbon bars, badges or miniature medals. Internal dimensions of the case are 149mm x 110mm x 20mm deep. 

    How to:

    Choose the right medal size

    There are two sizes of medals to choose from: 

    Small (known as Miniatures)

    Large (know as Full Size)

    Large or Full Size Medals are the size traditionally worn at ANZAC Day ceremonies. It is the size historical imperial medals (eg WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, etc) were originally issued prior to the Australian Honours & Awards system being instituted in 1975. Since then, an original set has comprised a full size medal, miniature medal, and ribbon bar in a protective case.

    Full Size Medals are also able to be engraved with the service person's service number, initials and surname as the originals would have been

    Large/Full Size or Original Set

    Large or Full Size Medals are the size traditionally worn at ANZAC Day ceremonies. Full Size Medals are also able to be engraved with the service person's service number, initials and surname as the originals would have been.

    Small or Miniature Set

    Small or Miniature Medals are traditionally worn only after 6pm when mess kit, formal / evening dress / dinner jacket attire is worn. by senior Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen / women or Officer ranks. There is also an increasing trend for replicas to be created in miniature sets for children to wear at ceremonies and marches.

    Adding this award to your set

    Simply add a mounting service to your purchase. Both styles still have a brooch bar on the back to enable them to be worn on clothing. If none of the above criteria are relevant to your order, you are free to go with personal preference.

    Mount Style:

    Court Mounted

    Court-Mounted Medals have a backing board behind the medals to which each medal is sewn to minimise noise and movement. This does obscure 2/3 of the reverse of the medals.

    Mount Style:

    Swing Mounted

    Swing Mounted Medals allow an unobstructed view of both the front and back of the medals, but do also leave them prone to impact damage. Serving Defence members are not permitted to wear their groups swing mounted.

    What to keep in mind when choosing a mounting style

    We can only swing-mount up to a maximum of 5 full-size medals.

    A full size set of 6 (or more) medals will need to be court-mounted.
    Miniature medal sets of any number can be mounted in either style.

    Swing-mounted medals will make the 'tinky tink' noise as they move against each other.

    This may trigger sensory sensitivities for some people, and can also make the medals more prone. todamage.

    Engravings are easier to see on swing-mounted medals.

    If you choose to have your replica medals engraved with the recipient's service number, initials, and surname, the engraving will be easier to see on swing-mounted medals, as you. can clearly see the front and back of the medal with this style.

    Is a ribbon bar included with my purchase of full size medals?

    Any medals likely to be worn by current-serving Defence members will need to be court-mounted in accordance with official dress standards (sewn down to a firm backing so they don't move).

    FAQ's

    Is it legal to buy replica medals?

    Yes, it is legal to buy replica medals.Generally, only one set of original medals is ever issued by the Governor General or Dept of Defence Honours & Awards. Because of this, it is common practice for recipients to put the original away safely and wear replicas so that they can be replaced if they are lost. This practice is endorsed and encouraged by the Dept of Defence Honours & Awards.

    I have an existing set of replicas but have just received a new award. Do I need a new set of replicas?

    You absolutely do not need to buy a brand new set of replicas- in fact you'll save yourself some money if you send your existing full size and miniature medals into us together with any pieces of ribbon bars with rosettes we can recycle for you.

    Can I have the full size replica medals engraved with my family member's details?

    Absolutely!We have a state-of-the-art computer engraving machine that is perfect for engraving your full size replica medals. The addition of engraving creates a beautiful heirloom set with moving sentimentality (many of our engraving customers confess shedding tears) as well as a starting point for future generations for family research, or simply a medal set that can be easily be returned to you post-ANZAC Day shenanigans.

    Is a ribbon bar included with my purchase of full size medals?

    No, you will need to order your ribbon bar separately to your full size medals. We can arrange for each piece of your ribbon bar to be joined together at your request (or have plastic coating added if you work in Emergency Services).

    How risky is sending medals in the post?

    In 17 years of business, we have not lost one set of original medals that have been sent into us or sent out from us.We repeat: Not one set lost. Ever. [Touch wood.]
    Read more about our shipping policies here.

    Services

    Professional medal services

    We offer premium mounting & engraving services to complete your medal set.

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