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  2. Great Britain & Commonwealth Realms

    1. Great Britain: Orders, Gallantry, Campaign Medals

      For Discussions on all aspects of British Civic Orders, Gallantry Awards, Military Campaign Medals, Long Service and Jubilee Medals (not specifically covered in Colonial or Commonwealth Sections) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain

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    2. Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & Equipment

      For Discussions relating to all aspects of British Militaria including: Swords, Firearms, Badges, Insignia, Uniforms, Headgear, & Equipment.

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    3. Great Britain: Research, Documentation & History

      For topics relating to researched medal groups, research of British/Colonial servicemen & women or items of historical military interest.

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    4. Great Britain: Mervyn Mitton's British & Colonial Police Forces

      Forum dedicated to the memory of Mervyn Mitton relating to the history of the British Police & Fire Services. It includes the many Colonial Police Forces of the Empire & Commonwealth.

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    5. Great Britain: Empire: Colonial Including South Africa & India: Awards, Militaria & History

      Medals, Awards, Badges, Research, Militaria and History of the Empire to include wars & campaigns in colonies that were part of the British Empire such as South Africa India & Hong Kong

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    6. Commonwealth Realms: Canada, New Zealand & Australia Medals & Militaria

      For discussions relating to Medals, Awards, Uniform, Equipment & History of Canada, New Zealand & Australia

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  3. Germany:

    1. Deutsche Kaiserreich: Man spricht Denglish

      Deutsch sprechendes Forum. Während aller Zeiträume der deutschen Militärgeschichte.

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    2. Germany: All Eras: Signature Database

      Post images of signatures that you own so we can start a comprehensive database of German official signatures from all eras.

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    3. Germany: All Eras: The Iron Cross

      All Classes of Iron Cross awarded 1815 to 1945

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    4. Germany: Imperial: The Orders, Decorations and Medals of The Imperial German States

      This section if for comprehensive discussion on the Awards and Decorations of the Imperial German States.

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    5. Germany: Imperial: Rick (Research) Lundstrom Forum for Documentation and Photographs

      Forum established in memory of Rick (Research) Lundstrom 1956-2013 : Imperial German historical research, documentation and photographs

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    6. Germany: Imperial Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Personal Equipment

      Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, & Personal Equipment.

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    7. Germany: Weimar Republic & Deutsche Freikorps

      Militaria & History of the Deutsches Reich 1919 to 1933

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    9. Germany: Third Reich: Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Equipment

      Third Reich Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, Belt Buckles & Personal Equipment.

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    11. Germany: Third Reich: Research, Documentation & Photographs

      Historical research, documenation and photographs

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    12. Germany: Post 1945: Bundesrepublik & DDR

      West Germany BDR, East Germany DDR & Reunification Bundesrepublik

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  4. Russia

    1. Russia: Imperial

      For all Militaria, Medals & Decorations relating to the Imperial Russian Court

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      For all Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to the United Soviet Socialist Republic Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (CCCP)

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      For all Militaria, Uniforms, Headgear & Equipment relating to the Soviet Union.

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      For all Militaria, Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to Austria-Hungary 1867 to 1918

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      For discussions on the Awards & Militaria of the French Empires, Republics and Colonies

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  6. Rest of the World: Medals & Militaria

    1. Africa

      Awards and Medals of the African Nations. Medals directly relating to Colonial Powers should be posted in the relevant country i.e. Great Britain or France etc

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  7. Military History by Period

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      For discussion on all aspects of the period between 1750-1815 including the Seven Years War, American War of Independence, Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812.

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    3. Inter-Allied Victory Medals of the Great War

      Victory Medals of the allied countries of World War I

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    4. Fascism In Europe 1919 to 1945: Badges, Uniforms & Regalia

      For apolitical discussion relating to the badges uniforms and regalia of the various Fascist Parties and Organisations that existed during the first half of the 20th Century. It includes Italy, Spain and National Socialist Parties operating in German Occupied Territories.

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    5. Masonic Medals & Jewels

      For discussions relating to Masonic Medals & Jewels.

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    6. Coins & Commemorative Medallions

      This section is for the subject of MILITARY related coins and medallions.

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    7. Preservation & Restoration of Military Artifacts

      Need to know the correct way to preserve or restore items in your collection. Look no further.

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    8. Military Art

      Discussions for the artistic amongst us. Covers paintings, drawing, photography and modelling.

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    9. Non Military Collectibles & Antiques

      What else do you collect?

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  9. Members Area

    1. GMIC Competition Forum

      This section is for Competitions for Members Only

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    2. Members Valuation and Identification Forum

      Require a peer evaluation? Also post your unidentified medals and militaria here.

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    4. Books & Films

      Read a good book, seen a good film? Review and recommend books & films.

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    • I have only ever seen examples of this type of cap at the National Army Museum in London and they were obviously behind glass with no opportunity to examine them. From what you have shown so far Mike I would be inclined to hope that this is in fact a fine survivor of its type. It may sound silly but does the cap smell old, it's something that can't imho be replicated and something of this age will have a unique 'old' smell. The other thing I would be interested to know is what size the cap is? As a general rule the population is getting bigger and I know this will not give any definite answer but I would expect it to be a small size. I wonder if an enquiry with The NAM would provide any further proof, not sure how helpful they would be but worth a chance if you can contact them. Regards Simon
    • Big City Welxcome to the GMIC! In answer to your question, I'm not sure which post you mean but you will likely have better luck if you ask the original poster directly.  Just click on the screen name of the person who posted and you can send him a private message. Peter
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    • Thanks for the info Chuck and Deruelle.  This was a huge help and  I really appreciate it!  Chuck, do you have all 7 volumes of "Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany" or just volumes 5 thru 7?   If so, what are your favorite volumes?  I would love to have this series of books, but I've heard the early volumes cost a fortune.  I was thinking about picking up volume #7 while it is still affordable.  New hardcover ones are still available for $60 and used ones in good condition (but paperback) are about $40.  I noticed a discrepancy on the Mecklenburg-Schwerin (MVK) awards.  According to the above information, O'Connors book says 17,615 were awarded during WW1, while Voll's book claims the number was 74,875.  At first, I thought Voll might have been including the total number of awards produced throughout the life of the medal, which was from 1848 thru 1929.  (The Mecklenburg-Schwerin award was awarded in several wars, 1848, 1864, 1866, 1870, and WW1, but that would mean that approximately 75% of the 74,875 MVK's were awarded outside of WW1 and only about 25% were awarded during WW1.  IMO, the gap shouldn't be that large.  On the other hand, if O'Connor's figure of 17,615 is correct for WW1, this would mean that more Lippe-Detmold War Merit Crosses (18,374 to 19,374) were awarded.   I'm aware of at least 7 German WW2 Field Marshalls that had been awarded the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross, while only 3 WW2 Field Marshalls had been awarded the Lippe War Merit Cross.  Coincidence?  Or were  most of the Field Marshalls like Goring, who preferred the nicer looking awards. :)   The Meck-Schwerin MVK is a very attractive medal!  :). I ran into a similar problem when researching the Prussian EK2.  Evidently, the Prussian records were destroyed during WW2 and the estimates out there seem to vary considerably.  Some historians claim as many as 6,000,000 EK2's were issued during WW1 and other historians claim that the number is closer to 4,000,000.   This is one reason why I chose the 5,196,000 estimate since it is in the middle. Thanks again for your help.
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