#82 POLAND WWII ORDER VIRTUTI MILITARI, 5TH CLASS, 1940s made by Rubin, very rare
#82 POLISH POLAND WWII ORDER OF THE VIRTUTI MILITARI, 5TH CL. Rubin was a jeweler in Tel Aviv who made the VM for the Polish Forces stationed in the Middle East. He made only the 5th and 4th class and the Monte Cassino Cross. These were made in bronze/brass metal and plated in silver or gold. The silver gilt is worn on this example. Another jeweler in Italy made all five classes. Both types, the Palestinian and Italian VMs are very rare. Spinks made the only the grand cross and the 4th and 5th classes. By Wesolowski and a new book by Stella. Bialkiewicz after the war made a few of these in a more superb quality then the Rubin wartime production. I have posted his 4th class for comparison. Since it was impossible to get a VM during the war except in England, Rubins VMs were the only ones available, wartime quality production and they were awarded in the field. The item “#82 POLAND WWII ORDER VIRTUTI MILITARI, 5TH CLASS, 1940s made by Rubin, very rare” is in sale since Friday, November 24, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “polishmilitaria” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Palestinian Territories