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  2. Yes Graf, the above sash badge looks like Cejalvo manufacture. Stars possibly attributed to them [sorry no image to hand] have a somewhat different center with blond seraph hair and between cross arm flames/fleur de lis element cut away from [or with a thin metal cut] between them and the cross arms. Also this sash has a 'French' type bow & swivel. I have seen sashes with bows like this, sashes with Austrian type rosettes & bows, and what seem to be the original method [FIRST image below]. I cannot definitely say whether usual Cejalvo-made St. Alexander sashes look like this one or more typical Spanish bows & tails. Must do some more digging. I wonder about the Tallinn Museum set. The SECOND image below, from the Tallinn Museum, seems to show a Cyril & Methodius set...with Austrian type sash!
  3. there are some in today´s auction at www.dorotheum.com "Orden und Auszeichnungen". Regards Christian
  4. Nice collection I used to collect Victorian campaign medals. I want to make a display for them some day
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  6. I know this isn't a t&t one, it is a Bourbon-Parma one sold last year. I was just wondering if there are pictures of the other fleeces sold at the t&t auction back in 1992
  7. Alas only a few were included in the sothebys t&t sale. The bruiser illustrated in the earlier post was included in a sothebys geneva jewellery sale. Paul
  8. Hi, I think it is reasonable to suggest that Police Sergeant Joseph Roskelly must have been a good and hard working and professional Metropolitan Policeman. He served as a Police Sergeant in Whitechapel or 'H' division for approximately a decade and which was considered to be a hard and difficult posting. Police Sergeant Joseph Roskelly also served in Whitechapel or 'H' division throughout the Jack the Ripper murder period in late 1888 which must have been an extremely difficult time for all of the Whitechapel or 'H' divisions personnel. The pressure was on them to catch JTR and the criticism was never ending and from all quarters. Police Sergeant Joseph Roskelly also served in Whitechapel or 'H' division, after 1888 and up to 1891 when there were still false alarms sounding that 'Jack the Ripper was back.' On the 15th of July in 1891, his efforts and hard work paid off, as he was promoted to Station Police Sergeant because again he was considered to be a valued and dedicated member of the Metropolitan Police. The question now is, what was the major disaster that occurred in his career which resulted in Station Police Sergeant Joseph Roskelly being reduced in rank to Police Sergeant 2nd Class, on the 3rd of November in 1899. This was a heavy blow especially when you consider he retires on pension approximately 2 years later. On the 14th of October in 1899, local newspapers reported on a 'prisoner's death at Ilford Police Station.' James Maguire [50] and a labourer was found drunk and incapable, on a footpath, in Romford Road. James Maguire was then taken by ambulance cart to the Police Station and a doctor attended and dressed a small wound on his head. Police Sergeant Roskelly was then responsible for the prisoner from 9pm onwards. At approximately 1.30 am the prisoner was found on the floor of the cell and a doctor was again summoned. Unfortunately the prisoner was declared dead. The post-mortem showed death to have been caused by internal bleeding within the head which probable had continued over a period of 4 to 5 hours. Police Sergeant Joseph Roskelly gave evidence at the inquest and stated when he came on duty he had checked on the prisoner and all appeared to be fine. The Jury returned a verdict of 'death from compression of the brain caused by the fractured skull.' The death of the prisoner and Joseph Roskelly's punishment of a reduction in rank, in my opinion, may well be connected. The court hearing did not suggest the Police were to blame for the death of the prisoner or that there were failures in Police procedures but Bow or 'K' division would have certainly carried out their own investigation and who knows what they have come up with. As the Station Police Sergeant on duty, he certainly would have been responsible for what happens in the Police Station and maybe they needed to blame somebody. I am not saying this is what caused his reduction in rank but it is certainly a good theory to why he was reduced in rank.
  9. Interestting, do you have pictures of the other fleeces? Another brilliant fleece was sold last year during the Bourbon-Parma auction at Sothebys (for ca. 1.500.000€) It was owned by Louis-Antoine de Bourbon, Duc d’Angoulême and Comte de Marnes (1775-1844)
  10. OK, I've had time to do some reading and I can see how the history of the War of the Roses could very well have had a bearing on the writing for The Game of Thrones. However, I would like to hear the opinions of others. Regards Brian
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  12. Thanks Peter! Too much puzzle to me so I decided to move it in instead...
  13. This is just said. Nothing else to say. It shows the degree intelligence and culture (or lack of) my compatriots have. One of the 13 Panther tanks received in 1946 was turned into a bench in a park (at least it's wheels). The rest of the tank probably got to the scrapyard a long time ago. Btw, should this thread be here or in Officers' Lounge?
  14. Nice selection who are they awarded to. Any Indian army to get me exited? Paul
  15. Kris the photos are basically nitrogeneous waste, given that there is nothing i can see that screams fake, however a better photo might make me alter my opinion. Paul
  16. IRemember the t&t fleeces. There was:a gorgeous emerald set jewel i could not see a fault in the emerald under ×8 magnification. There were also some glorious 18th century neck badges with dragon suspensions. The palace was something else. I was there with the wine, book and coach specialists hence a few thick morning heads It was an educational experience i will never forget. Paul
  17. Any thoughts on this one? I have a young reenactor friend who turns up some nice pieces for me, and in turn I pay a fair price and assist him with his historical impression. Some interesting items turn up in Pennsylvania, USA.
  18. So by inference, sounds like a medal for Korean volunteers into the Japanese army during the colonial period? Or maybe an award for Chinese volunteers during the Korean war? I think maybe I'd roll the dice and bet on the latter. The piece looks more Chinese than Japanese to me. Comments? H
  19. And here is a recap in English (feel free to point out any spelling errors...) http://www.omsd.dk/Articles/en/article_en.aspx?id=20190504-1
  20. I’m very happy to announce that I have managed to reunite Jan Stoltz’s Africa service medal with his 1939-45 star. 1 down, 2 medals to go until his group is complete!
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