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An automated email is sent immediately to those who have purchased from our Replica Medals website via our Paypal account or, have submitted an order form from the replica medals web page or, sent an email enquiring about replica medals.
When replying to such email be sure to change the Subject wording, for example ... 'Replica Medals Purchase Wally Stumpwater'.... . Do not copy and paste the example shown. If the 'Subject' wording remains the same, another of the automated email will be received by you.Replica Medals Sets Prepared for Wear
If you are wanting to purchase WWI & WWII replica medals as a set for wear, it is recommended you firstly view the web page where such are listed. There are multiple choices to select from, with only one purchase to make. If the set you need is not listed, email us with the details and an invoice will be sent to you. Click the link for the medals sets prepared for wear:
The Company policy includes ensuring staff spend quality time with their families, therefore normal business hours at our premises for personal one-on-one contact are:
Monday to Friday ~ 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Personal contact outside the above business hours can be by arrangement, including weekends.Online Business Hours
The Company website enables online transaction and communications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Automated email responses will occur, these will be followed up the next normal working day.Original Medals Mounting Process
For mounting of original medals the process is:
A new medal for New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel who have served in counter-piracy operations is now being issued, The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Counter-Piracy).
The New Zealand General Service Medal 2002 (Counter-Piracy) recognises members of the NZDF who have served for 30 days or more in counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, Western Indian Ocean, and off the eastern coasts of Somalia, Yemen and Oman, since 1 January 2009.
Details of the medal, award eligibility, and applications by former NZDEF personnel can be viewed at the New Zealand Defence Force web page Breaking News.
Medal mounting of war medals in New Zealand for WWI, WWII and post-WWII allies including British Commonwealth countries military medals for navy, army, air force war campaigns and defence force service.
Other medal awards for mounting include New Zealand Operational Service Medal, New Zealand Honours such as Member of New Zealand Order of Merit, New Zealand Defence Service Medal, Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal and other campaigns.
As New Zealand's leading medal mounting business, our constant aim is ~ Quality Assured ~ ceremonial excellence for Navy, Army, Air Force campaigns and defence force service. All medals fitted with original ribbon, sourced from New Zealand Defence Force on your behalf as required.
Our fine-quality replica medals for purchase by you are also mounted for wear. All medals fitted with original ribbon supplied from our UK manufacturer, who supplies defence forces worldwide.
To read the definition of swing and formal court mount styles, click here.
In February 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II approved the Arctic Star, and the Bomber Command Clasp as two new awards for Second World War service.
Many New Zealanders who served on the Arctic convoys, or north of the Arctic Circle on other war duties, or who flew with Bomber Command during the Second World War - or their families - may be entitled to apply for these awards. Further information is at the New Zealand Defence Force medals site: Medals News - 15 April 2013.Did you know?
Firstly, the proprietor of nzmilitarymedals.com has many years service in the New Zealand Army regular and territorial forces. His service includes Malaysia, Borneo and South Vietnam with an infantry rifle company. Qualified as a first class All Arms Instructor he knows and understands ceremonial protocol and military medal awards.
Secondly, our professional medals processing techicians perform all medals mounting services to an exacting standard with quality products and materials obtained from reputable sources worldwide.
CAUTION: There are people now undertaking medals mounting because of the New Zealand Defence Service Medal requiring remount who have no previous experience, nor the professional equipment and materials required for quality finish. Our work is quality assuredMedals Mounting Examples
Typical WWI Mounted Medals.
Typical mounting post-WWII Medals.
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Medals Processing Technician.
Personal name label:
We will print a label FREE, with the individual service number, last name, initials, Corp and/or branch of military service. The branches are Navy, Army and Air Force. The label will be fixed to the back of each set of court mounted medals, or sent separately.
For example, NZ12345 STUMPWATER A. B. RNZN
Be sure to send personal service details with the medals.
The GST inclusive mounting cost per medal is for materials, labour, and quality workmanship. The supply of a brooch bar with pin is extra. The return delivery is by signature-required courier, as an 'assurance'. An average signature-required courier charge is GST inclusive $8.00.
If you have had your medals set mounted by other sources and they are in a sound state, and not finished with adhesive glues, or have adhesive tape affixed to the medals, contact us to discuss the rebated charge for remounting to fit the New Zealand Defence Service Medal.New Ribbon for Medals Remounting
Ribbon used for all medals is sourced from the manutacturer in England who produces for the Briish Forces and other Commonwealth coutries.
The GST inclusive cost for mounting miniatures is GST inclusive $15.00 per medal, a pair of deluxe brooch pins is usually about $5.00, and signature-required courier $8.50. Courier charge does not apply where miniature medals are mounted at the same time as your full medals set.
The full range of medals ribbon riband bars available for you, all military and other services such as Customs, Fire Brigade, Police, Prison Service, Order of St John, and suchlike. See our modest pricing for:
See the medal ribbon riband bar types available, starting from single-space upward. Click on any image for the listings and purchase web page.
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Payment options include internet Bank-to-Bank by means of the button shown here,
or by credit card.
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|Small medals case.
For miniature medal sets.
|Medium medals case.
For up to 4 full medals.
|Large medals case.
For 5 or more medals.
|Medals pocket holder.
Holds medals in jacket top pocket.
|A useful tip for the New Zealand Defence Service Medal box:
Convert the box into a display case for upto 4 full mounted medals and upto 8 miniature medals. Remove the box inner pad by pulling on the white tab attached to it, thereby creating a display case as shown in the images below. Click on an image to expand.
Full Medals Display Case
Miniature Medals Display Case
Send your medals to us by courier standard post, courier is the safest means. Include your name and mailing address, and email address. Include the medal recipient's service details for the label placed on the back of court mounted medals and medals display cases.
K L, Brooklyn, Victoria, Australia. 25 October 2013
M W, Porirua 14 February 2012
Albertland Museum and Heritage Centre, Wellsford. 21 Jul 2011.
J C, Mosgiel. 8 Dec 2010.
J R, Thames
S K, Christchurch. 16 April 2014.
K C, Masterton
Emily. 12 February 2013.
Gill. 16 April 2014.
If you are entitled to New Zealand military medals, apply for them by writing to the New Zealand Defence Forces medals section. Contact details are shown below.To start the process to claim medals entitlement, write or email to:
or, email by clicking on this link email@example.com
Provide the following information that is identifiable, including that for next of kin if possible, to assist military Archives staff locate files:
If applicable; Next of Kin, Address and Occupation at time of Enlistment
Include your current address and contact phone number in all communications.
All records for New Zealander's who served during WWI are held at Archives New Zealand, PO Box 12 050, Wellington.
One or more clasps may be awarded with the medal. The number of clasps awarded to an individual will be determined by the type(s) of military service undertaken by the individual. The four clasps are: REGULAR (image shown above), TERRITORIAL, C.M.T. and NATIONAL SERVICE.
Information about the New Zealand Defence Service Medal can be viewed at the following New Zealand Defence Force web page, seen by clicking here
Commitment to the war in South Vietnam was undertaken from late 1960's until the early 1970's. Other global issues involving New Zealand military forces have included Rhodesia, mine clearing in Cambodia, the Gulf War, peace keeping in East Timor and a combat force in Afghanistan.
Overall, the major countries in which New Zealand Military forces have been engaged in outside the borders of their own country include France, Germany, Italy, North Africa, Burma, Southwest Pacific region, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Cambodia, Rhodesia, Middle East, East Timor, and Afghanistan.Back to Index
Military forces active and non-active medallic issue is primarily for Gallantry, Bravery, Distinguished Conduct, and Campaigns. The following is a summary of the Campaign medals in a nutshell, consisting of War, operational, Peace keeping, and Special Service. Worn in date of order, awards include:
There is a convention or custom that is widely understood that the next of kin and other relatives may wear, on the right side only, on ANZAC and similar days of remembrance, the service medals of deceased military personnel.
The convention is a matter of personal discretion, is limited to days of remembrance and applies only to service medals and decorations mounted on a medal bar (full-size or miniature) and not neck badges, sashes and badges, or breast stars.
We can advise on mounting and correct Order of Wear.
Court Mounting Style
The Court style presents your medals with ceremonial excellence! The style evolved from within the Royal Courts to eliminate the noise of medals clinking together as a wearer went about the court business. Hence, this style is the accepted standard for medals mounting that includes ensuring the medal itself is fastened. The swing style can contribute early damage to the face of medals and ribbon. Back to top of page.
It is dictated by etiquette that medals be worn in court-mounted style when in Royal and Vice-Regal presence, and on full ceremonial occasions.
Often there is doubt about the quality of a job when the owner sees medals mounted and overlapped. The simple answer is that a single group of medals should not exceed a width of 163mm.
Thus, the normal ribbon is 32mm wide. An average group of five WWII medals mounted side-by-side, with tolerance for butting of ribbon edges, can equal 163mm. For six or more medals the group is overlapped to equal 160mm, on average. There are exceptions in order to maintain balance that include Honours, Decorations, and Awards for campaigns. For example, the ribbon width for some Honours, Korean and Vietnam war medals is 35mm to 38mm wide.