WWI British Mercantile Marine Service Medal, Envelope, and Named Mailing Box of William G. Nicholof Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The medal depicts the King’s head on the front and reads: “GEORGIVS V BRITT. OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:” and the reverse shows a ship sailing rough waves and below it reads: “FOR WAR SERVICE MERCANTILE MARINE 1914 – 1918” and the medallion is suspended from a red, green, and white striped ribbon. The medal’s envelope reads: “MERCANTILE WAR MEDAL – This medal should be worn on the left breast with the King’s head showing. The red strip of the riband should be nearest the left arm – BOARD OF TRADE”. The mailing box is white and reads: “No. 159 William G. Nichol” in handwriting and is stamped: “HALIFAX MARCH 16 1922”.
Approximately Medal: 1 ½” x 4 1/8”; Envelope: 2 ½” x 1 7/8”; Box: 3 ¾” x 2 ¾”
Brass, ribbon, cardboard, paper, ink
Box: “No. 159 WILLIAM G. NICHOL” in handwriting and is stamped: “HALIFAX MARCH 16 1922”
This is from a WWI Mercantile Marine collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEHX15 LBBEX7/15 SeVBHEX5/17
9- (Overall - Excellent+): The medal shows minor wear, the envelope is in nearly mint condition with light storage and age wear, the box shows moderate storage wear, overall excellent condition.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.