Medal Mounting

#1
Apologies for bringing up an age old subject, however I cannot figure out the new search system and all I can find is posts from a few years ago.

Having unexpectedly received an invite in the post for the TA100 garden party, I'm now trying desperately to sort out all my bits and pieces, resulting in the need to court mount a medal.

Would be grateful for advice on who to go to for speedy and quality service.

Many Thanks!
 
#2
#4
Well I sent my medal off to Messdress.com on Tuesday. The postman knocked on my door this morning with my medal, now court mounted.
Talk about speedy service!
 
#5
I always send mine there and their service is fantastic.
 
#6
Even with postage thats cheaper than anyone round this way, and quicker too. I need my full size and minatures doing, so I'll be sending them there.
 
#9
Taken from Pam 10

Method of Court Mounting Full Size Medals. A backing of buckram 69.85 mm
deep by width required, depending on the number of Medals. Medal ribbons should be
placed side by side up to and including a quantity of 6 Medals. Thereafter, ribbons should
be overlapped, with the senior ribbons nearest the centre of the chest being left fully
exposed. The overlap of ribbons will vary depending on the number of Medals worn and
the size of the individual’s chest. At no time should more than two-thirds of any ribbon be
covered by another; the overlap of each ribbon should be equal. The Medal is suspended
from a ribbon so as to allow the centre of a round Medal to be cut in half by the backing, ie
the nose of the impression of a sovereign’s head on a Medal should rest on the bottom
edge of the backing. The overall length of a suspended Medal will be 88.9 mm. No Medal
should be suspended from less than 31.74 mm of Medal riband; in the case of a larger
Order, Decoration or Medal, the backing may be increased to 76.2 mm depth to allow a
minimum of 31.74 mm of riband suspending the Medal. A standard issue Medal brooch
should be sewn to the back of the buckram. The back overall should be covered by a
black face cloth or doeskin, with the exception of the Guards Division, whose Medals are
backed with scarlet. Medals are sewn down with a neutral coloured thread. When
mounted, the bottom edges of the Medals, regardless of their size, should be level.

hope this helps, gives us a bell if you need more info (I mount medals, that's why I'm a bit geeky!)

Blob
 
#11
If you could point out an innacuracy in my above post I would be most obliged to you. As far as my post goes it is entirely accurate, unless the medal recipient has 7 different gallantary medals or other medals to which the Soveriegn would object to their being obscured.

Your quote from Pam 10 states "Medal ribbons should be placed side by side up to and including a quantity of 6 Medals".

Doesn't 7 come after 6? Also, assuming that Skymacuk is not one of the very few soldiers in the UK with 2 or more gallantary medals (e.g. GM, MC or DSO, MC, QGM) then all his medals would still be overlapped, save his first nearest the centre of his chest which would be shown in its entirity while covering half that of the next medal awarded.

All your answer does is confirm that I was correct: medals start to be overlapped on receipt of a seventh medal or more. Your answer then very helpfully shows the full conditions thereof, but the answer remains the same: overlapping only occurs on award or qualification of a 7th medal.

Which is why I am a generalist management consultant charging more than 2k a day and when I need technical adivce I bring in a specialist subcontractor to do my work at 600-700 quid a day. :D
 
#12
im an ex guardsman and used to work in the tailorshop and mounted many medals
i do medal mounting and am always looking for custom and my turn around is same day despatch
so all medals are mounted as guards standards of court mounting and im stationed in north yorkshire
at £5 per medal also discounts for large groups

tony
 
#14
:D

And I was bluffing as I was basing my answer purely on a minute bit of experience, rather than any factual knowledge: when my elder brother was awarded the gong for Sierra Leone he sent of his (then 6) medals to be remounted and was thinking that he would look like a Kenny Everett character (the insane American general in the Sherman tank). Lo and behold, when they came back they were all overlapping. Poor bugger has 10 gongs now!
 
#16
right i have just got my medals back from www.messdress.com and i dont think they look right i thought all your medals were supposed to sit flush next to each other till you got your 7th then they start to overlap them , well when i had 4 they were all flush next to each other but now that i have added the 5th medal , the first 2 are flush and the last 3 overlap i mentioned this to the tailor at messdress and he said it was the only way to do it , so i thought i would ask you guys what you think .

i have tried to attached a picture so you can see them , but it keeps saying the file is to big and i don't know how to make it smaller
 
#17
Hi,

I had my own and my fathers medals mounted by the Worcester Medal Service. I also have a pamphlet on the wearing and mounting of medals.
As you look at a row of medals; the left has the highest order of precedence and overlaps the next and so on. My father has a row of 10. they overlap each other from the left as you look at them. ist overlaps 2nd overlaps 3rs etc.

HTH
 
#18
skymacuk said:
right i have just got my medals back from www.messdress.com and i dont think they look right i thought all your medals were supposed to sit flush next to each other till you got your 7th then they start to overlap them , well when i had 4 they were all flush next to each other but now that i have added the 5th medal , the first 2 are flush and the last 3 overlap i mentioned this to the tailor at messdress and he said it was the only way to do it , so i thought i would ask you guys what you think .

i have tried to attached a picture so you can see them , but it keeps saying the file is to big and i don't know how to make it smaller
i know nothing about medal mounting but that sounds like a load of rubbish i don't think that would look good at all
 
#19
Dread said:
If you could point out an innacuracy in my above post I would be most obliged to you. As far as my post goes it is entirely accurate, unless the medal recipient has 7 different gallantary medals or other medals to which the Soveriegn would object to their being obscured.

Your quote from Pam 10 states "Medal ribbons should be placed side by side up to and including a quantity of 6 Medals".

Doesn't 7 come after 6? Also, assuming that Skymacuk is not one of the very few soldiers in the UK with 2 or more gallantary medals (e.g. GM, MC or DSO, MC, QGM) then all his medals would still be overlapped, save his first nearest the centre of his chest which would be shown in its entirity while covering half that of the next medal awarded.

All your answer does is confirm that I was correct: medals start to be overlapped on receipt of a seventh medal or more. Your answer then very helpfully shows the full conditions thereof, but the answer remains the same: overlapping only occurs on award or qualification of a 7th medal.

Which is why I am a generalist management consultant charging more than 2k a day and when I need technical adivce I bring in a specialist subcontractor to do my work at 600-700 quid a day. :D
And Sleep.

If anyone needs medals doing,, PM me for Meddlers phone number.
 
#20
cormack said:
skymacuk said:
right i have just got my medals back from www.messdress.com and i dont think they look right i thought all your medals were supposed to sit flush next to each other till you got your 7th then they start to overlap them , well when i had 4 they were all flush next to each other but now that i have added the 5th medal , the first 2 are flush and the last 3 overlap i mentioned this to the tailor at messdress and he said it was the only way to do it , so i thought i would ask you guys what you think .

i have tried to attached a picture so you can see them , but it keeps saying the file is to big and i don't know how to make it smaller
i know nothing about medal mounting but that sounds like a load of rubbish i don't think that would look good at all
I think what you are saying is that the medal discs, themselves, are overlapping after the first two? This is normal, depending on which medals they are. The reference to overlapping after 6 medals refers to the ribbons.

Nato medals will sit flat as they are smaller in width than the ribbon, UK medals (GSM's, OSM's etc, ) are wider than the 32mm ribbon and therefore, the discs will nearly always overlap, even in pairs.
The matter is made worse by clasps. GSM's next to OSM's with clasps, are a right pain to mount.

A 6 medal brooch is actually quite wide. A lot of people overlap after 5 medals as they are easier to wear.

See the groups in the gallery at this website (The Medal Mounting Shop)

The Medal Mounting Shop

REgards
 

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