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    Imperial German, Austro-Hungarian and late 19th/early 20th century British armies

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  1. As you say, 1812, the definition of the relief, particularly on the reverses of these medals, is exceptional. Thanks for posting your pictures of them
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    Austrian uniforms

    Welcome to GMIC, 1812 Overture. I am sure that you are going to enjoy this site as much as we will enjoy your postings. May I ask what was the occasion when you and your friends were wearing these uniforms, and where?
  3. Trooper_D

    Monaco badge

    Interesting item, Jeff. Thanks for showing it to us and for clearing up its purpose. Do you now know any more about the silver gilt version you have seen?
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    Thanks for the explanation, djn.
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    An enviable display, djn! Thanks for showing it. What is the explanation for the MVK hanging from what appears to be a damenschleife, please? Presumably, they were never issued to females so what is its significance?
  6. Trooper_D

    Austro-Hungarian case/etui

    Rather than being the boxes in which the original, awarded medals arrived in, might they be the boxes in which a replacement medal bought from a military tailor would be sold in?
  7. Kudos to you, Martin, for fessing up and offering the unwary a salutary lesson! In fairness, it can't be said enough times.
  8. It's the maker's name plaque, Stuka. If you google < haig "london & aldershot" > you will see many other examples.
  9. May we see a photo of the Order's arms, please, as this may give the heraldically-minded a clue?
  10. Dave As Dean said - and thank you also for giving your insights into the complexity of interpreting these rolls
  11. Dear Dave Would you be kind enough to clarify something for me? You have the roll of the Order but you also state that the exact number of awards is unknown. Does this indicate that some genuine awards never made it onto the roll (because of war-time conditions, perhaps?). If not on the roll, how do we judge an award to be 'genuine'? A couple of subsidiary questions, if I may: who maintained the roll and when was the last entry?
  12. What indicates to you that these might be military rather than civiliam, Jurgen, please?
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    Austrian uniforms

    I, for one, would be very interesting to see information about uniforms for this period, MonteSanto, and I am sure that I am not the only one who will look forward to your photos, as and when you have time.
  14. Trooper_D

    Question on french uniform

    Thanks for the clarification. I also wondered about the chevrons but, in the full size version, I can convince myself that I can see that they are three dimensional - in other words, that they are made of braid or similar.