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  2. Hi Ilieff, thank you for great photo !!! I will post your photo of some medal ( from another topic ) p.s. May be you have photos of Order of Merit from museum ?
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  4. This was new one on me, albeit a pleasant surprise, but does anyone know anything about the baton seen in the image here being born at the funeral of the Italian Marshal Luigi Cadorna? I have never seen an Italian Marshal's baton - or what appears to be one - before , although I have seen similar batons in Royal Savoy portraiture of monarchs from the 19th century, where I had taken them to be sceptres rather than military batons. I presume it is a Marshal's baton, given its design and the fact is bears Savoy crosses. Bearing in mind that I had never seen any such officer of rank carrying one, I was wondering if it was merely a presentation piece rather than an baton?
  5. Montenegro Order of Freedom

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    Established on January 3, 1919, the Order of Freedom was the Kingdom of Montenegro's last Order as it struggled to maintain its independence in the immediate aftermath of World War One. Awarded to those who supported King Nicholas I and his dynasty, and who fought for Montenegro's independence through the early 1920s. A full size breast badge on its green tri-fold ribbon. In gilt bronze and multi-color enamels; dimensions are 41mm in width and 45mm height to the top of the ball suspension. Condition is Choice Mint State, in its original white box of issue, this with minor splits at the corners. Of the 5 specimens I've handled since 1988, three of those still in their original boxes all had this white card box. One might assume that the King in exile, after issuing this handsome award, didn't have much extra cash to fund fancy award cases, so they went with this modest card stock box. Scarce and certainly among the finest specimens you will see. $600 postpaid insured within the USA. Overseas OK, plus postage of choice. Immediate delivery if paid by cash or USPS postal money order. Personal checks OK, but must clear 10 business days; Paypal plus 3%. Every now and then, I sell at Ebay. See under my user name "medalworld" for current offerings. Much more in the pipeline, so keep watching. Many thanks. Frank D.


  6. WW1 or pre-war uniform?

    Morar Andrei : The man in the first picture Is a Honved Korporal ( Tizedes ) his uniform is pre 1909 , it not looks as the Hechtgrau . The Hungarian trousers were used by the Honved and the Hungarian regiments of the Imperial and Royal Army . but the knot over the trousers were different . dark red for the Honved and yellow with black for the others .
  7. Hello Gents, Please have a look at this Knight's Badge of the Mecklenburg Schwerin Griffin Order (obv and rev scans at 800dpi). I bought this at OMSA a half dozen or so years ago, but I've just looked closely at it today and compared details to Nimmergut's listing, his no. 1679 in vol. 2. My piece measures 46.5mm high x 43mm wide and weighs 13.7 grams. Nimmergut says Knights are 49mm x 49mm and the weight as 20.2 grams. He seems not to include the pie shaped suspension in his measurements! If his 49mm size is correct, isn't it unusual that a Knight would be larger than the Knight with Crown (his no. 1678) which he quotes as 44mm x 44mm, not including the size of the crown? Other than the size and weight, what bothers me about my piece is the pebbling within the pie shape suspension. It does not actually consist of raised dots as pebbling should be, but rather like irregular, somewhat circular, broken raised lines. If other members who are specialists in German Imperial Orders would have a look and comment, I'd be most appreciative. Many thanks, Frank D.
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  9. Hello Larry! Thanks for comment.Few more from My Collection. Cheers, Morten.
  10. Unfortunately we don't have specific info about the manufacturers of this type. This discussion should be moved away from fakes thread.
  11. That is a very interesting story and a part of Bulgarian History which was not forgiven. The Box -The stamp on the lid looks to be Rothe
  12. Hi Morten, Thank you. Wow, very nice Kadett patches for the field-gray uniform. They are also hard to find, especially in very good condition as your patches are. Cheers, Larry
  13. Nice set! I'm sure, the griffins are not made by Silver. Only the Gold grade is lower as the rest of the Order. Regards Seeheld
  14. In 1888 "F/1" would be a field battery - F Battery, 1st Brigade, RA which in that year was at Neemuch and commanded by Captain W L Hutchinson. During the Great War it was designated as 26th Battery RFA,
  15. Wow, that's an awesome story! It's very cool how regular award became so significant from historical prospective. I thought it was odd that Ferdinand wore decoration without any diamonds. Thanks for sharing with us! Have you see this set in person? I am curious about the maker and what it says inside the box. I don't think it Schwerdtner, as most of the sets. The box itself looks different - rounded front, not rectangular as the ones I saw from that period.
  16. The set is kept at the Vrana museum, as far as I know. Here's a photograph of the director, holding the etui of the set. It's an interesting story actually. The order was originally worn by General Markov (Ferdinand's adjutant at that time) on 22nd September 1908. The Prince, Gen. Markov and Prime-minister Malinov were travelling in the train to Tarnovo when they received the news, urging them to act quickly and announce the Independence on the same day. Due to the lack of any other high orders at hand, Ferdinand takes off Markov's order and declares the Bulgarian Independence wearing it. In the 1920s, General Markov sends back as a present the very same original set to King Boris in Sofia with a note, describing in detail the fate of this historical order set.
  17. Here's a photograph of General Nikolaev wearing a golden medal of merit (Boris III).
  18. Hi New World I did not stated that is a Fake --just said unless enamel tested The Cross on the Liverpool site is the same as Spink or Norton & Eden I listed it here to discuss its originality. and to try to find out which period it was made and possible maker
  19. Form what I was able to find on the web - there are at least four examples of this type: 1. Kunker auction, Fall 2014, sold for 8,000 Euro plus commission. Set from Estonian museum looks like the one sold at Kunker 2. Schulman auction, July 2015, sold for 6,500 Euro plus commission. Order of Saints Cyril and Methodius , BULGARIA Set grand cross, with breaststar, badge and sash. Werlich 196 and 197.AR gilt 78.5 and 59.8 mm Nearly mint Judging by patina on the star and connecting loop - this is not the same set as the one sold at Kunker in 2014. 3. Cross from Graf's post #171, sold at either Morton Eden or Spink Heavily patinated and worn cross 4. Cross from Liverpool Medals, Oct 2017, sold for 2,995 GBP I can't be 100% sure, but looking at the patina pattern at the cross this is not same cross sold at Kunker or Schulman auctions. So far we have four crosses of the same type, so clearly this is not a fake as Graf stated in post 171. Considering what Prof Pavlov said in his book and above 4 examples - this could be considered Type 3 of the C&M order.
  20. Hi, This Cross is different from the Kuenker one The central medallion has the St. brothers painted different and the back ground is not the same plus this dark blue colour of the back medallion. I do not have the latest Prof. book yet. The Set in the Tallin Museum looks like the one sold in France few years ago BTW This Set was sold on the Auction for 5500 EURO plus com. All points towards Spanish made one unless the enamel is tested. as Igor noted the price of this Cross was 2995 GBP and it was just sold by Liverpool Medals This Cross was sold 2 years ago either by Spink or Norton & Eden
  21. Hi Dave, here is the reason, why the one copy is cheaper: Stempel auf Vorsatzblättern, in zwei Bänden Fotos bzw. Zeitungsartikel auf Vorsatzblättern eingeklebt Stamp on front pages, in two volumes photos / time articles on front pages glued Regards Andreas
  22. scrimshaw

    It will be on the to night show, onthe antiques road show BBC 1.
  23. Pakistan ranks ID required thakyou .

    Hi, I thought about it and it may be MT and not NT. If it is MT, then it stands for Motor Transport. Please check the engraving on the medal and double-check. Regards, Yasser.
  24. 3000 GBP for original order ?
  25. Looking for information

    I must confess I simply muttered 'Oh, those Gunners!' when I came across the fact that both ranks were used, but what you say makes senses! And, for what it's worth, here is Wiki's take on the question. Not sure it is a huge help! Bombardier (Bdr) and lance-bombardier (LBdr or L/Bdr) are used by the British Army in the Royal Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery... The Royal Canadian Artillery uses the ranks of master bombardier and bombardier, corresponding to master corporal and corporal. Originally, the Royal Artillery had corporals, but not lance-corporals. Unlike a lance-corporal, a bombardier held full non-commissioned rank and not an acting appointment. The rank was equivalent to second corporal in the Royal Engineers and Army Ordnance Corps. In 1920 corporals were abolished in the Royal Artillery; bombardiers became the equivalent and acquired the normal two chevrons.
  26. Kriegsmarine & Gebirgs-Jäger A family-portrait: Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe, Deutsche Reichsbahn (German Railways) [for some strange reason the programme twists my pictures ]
  27. Congratulation,this is a rare find! Hello! FIELD-GREY UNIFORMS. From the top left side: 1. Sea Cadet (Gold-Yellow on field-gray). 2. Cadet and blocking weapons ordnance (Kadet Waffenofficerslaufbahn Sperrwaffen. 3.Naval medical cadet (Kadett Marinesanitätslaufbahn) 4.Cadet naval engineers (Kadett Marineingeninurlaufbahn. Cheers,Morten.
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