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World War II Medals

Military medals are a fascinating collectible and a true marker of someone’s dedication to the subject. Some medals issued in World War II are the same today, like the Purple Heart; however, there are campaign medals from Europe, Africa, and the Pacific unique to this war that were never issued again, making them rare and valuable collectibles.

Other rare and unique medals are from the countries and political movements that collapsed during the Second World War. These medals include those issued by the Nazi forces, as well as the fascist Italian regime. Some medals issued to soldiers for acts of valor are often more valuable with proven provenance.


Quick Facts

  • The Africa/Middle East Campaign medal is a bronze medal that features a portrait of a LST, or Landing Ship Tank
  • While no official numbers are recorded for Purple Hearts, there were 946,000 service men and women who qualified for the award
  • George H.W. Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry during World War II

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WW2 Nazi Germany Medal w/Skull Breast Uniform Pin
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
WW2 Nazi Germany Medal w/Skull Breast Uniform Pin
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$124 Bids
FIVE WW2 GERMAN MEDALS IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPES
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
FIVE WW2 GERMAN MEDALS IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPES
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Est: $300- $400
$2001 Bid
A collection of WW1 and WW2 medals and
Nov 06, 9:00 AM PDT
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Est: $90- $120
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WWII door plaque National Guard
Nov 17, 6:00 PM EST
WWII door plaque National Guard
by Captain Ahab's Antiques
Est: $35- $75
$250 Bids
SELENA'S ENCORE MEDAL
Nov 01, 12:30 PM EDT
SELENA'S ENCORE MEDAL
by Museum of Culture and Arts, Inc
Est: $80- $300
$120 Bids
WWII American Campaign and service medal and bar
Oct 29, 11:30 PM EDT
WWII American Campaign and service medal and bar
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $100- $125
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Oct 29, 11:30 PM EDT
WWII Victory Medal with ribbon and bar in original box
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $100- $125
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2 WWII LEGION OF MERIT MEDAL LOT 1 CASED NAMED
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
2 WWII LEGION OF MERIT MEDAL LOT 1 CASED NAMED
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Est: $150- $200
$400 Bids
A RARE WWII BELGIUM WALLONIAN REXIST HONOUR BADGE
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A RARE WWII BELGIUM WALLONIAN REXIST HONOUR BADGE
by Helios Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$2000 Bids
A LOT OF THREE WWII CROATIAN MEDALS
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF THREE WWII CROATIAN MEDALS
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Est: $300- $400
$2000 Bids
WWII Medal of Honor Master Sgt. Nicholas Oresko original signature
Nov 01, 6:00 PM PDT
WWII Medal of Honor Master Sgt. Nicholas Oresko original signature
by Heroes and Legends
Est: $300- $500
$250 Bids
WWII CASED US DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS & CASE
Nov 17, 9:00 AM EST
WWII CASED US DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS & CASE
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $150
$300 Bids
4 WWII US UNITED STATES SELECTIVE SERVICE MEDALS
Nov 17, 9:00 AM EST
4 WWII US UNITED STATES SELECTIVE SERVICE MEDALS
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $30- $70
$100 Bids
WW2 CASED PURPLE HEART MEDAL
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MDT
WW2 CASED PURPLE HEART MEDAL
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $100- $150
$100 Bids
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Nov 08, 11:30 PM EST
WWII Mil veterans medal and patch collection
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Est: $325- $350
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Original WWII good conduct medal and ribbons
Nov 08, 11:30 PM EST
Original WWII good conduct medal and ribbons
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids
Vintage WWII victory medal with original box
Nov 08, 11:30 PM EST
Vintage WWII victory medal with original box
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $150- $175
$1000 Bids
WWII Amer. campaign medal, ribbon & bar set
Nov 08, 11:30 PM EST
WWII Amer. campaign medal, ribbon & bar set
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Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids
WWII Mil vets 3 piece medal, ribbon & bar set
Nov 08, 11:30 PM EST
WWII Mil vets 3 piece medal, ribbon & bar set
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Est: $300- $325
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Sellers Who Sell World War II Medals


Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Helios Auctions

Helios Auctions

Maynards Fine Art & Antiques

Maynards Fine Art & Antiques