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OTTER76

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  1. This is the only thread I found were Malval farm is mentioned. Anyone know anything else about the fighting that took place there in May 1917? Thanks. Alex
  2. Thanks, the red backing its mine piece Great tips Ulsterman. Thank you too.
  3. Thanks Wild Card. I still have doubts about it being a period piece. Made a comparison with two others. Opinions welcomed
  4. Thanks Alex for your reply. I knew when I got this one from Emedals some years ago, the ribbon was not period. But somewhere in time I got second thoughts on the originality of the medal itself looking at other reference pictures, and since then could not get a straight forward opinion about it. To me it is maybe too shiny and perhaps light for a napoleonic piece of this type. I realized it was an impulsive buy and knew little about it. Got to regret it.
  5. Congratz on that stunning piece Chris. I followed that ring too at auction yesterday but totally out of curiosity, and its a true gem. Great catch. Not quite. You know JRR Tolkien was a british vet who fought trench warfare at the Somme and his literature was deeply influenced by this bloody battle
  6. Great. Just curious and trying to figure out what was all about, since this thread had been dormant for such a long time. Thanks for sharing.
  7. Sorry to resurrect this old effort. But what was the aim of it? An Ek census notwithstanding the duplicity if members sell each other crosses? Was there an outcome of such undertaken? Greetings,
  8. Congrats. Really nice job with those bronze tags.
  9. A lucky one for me. Was it usual to have a HHOX ribbon with no sword device?
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