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    German mounted medal groups especially with tailor labels

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  1. Hi Tony The assemblers label and method/quality of mounting look good to me - overall a nice looking group and yes, I think you got a good buy. Well done. Stuart
  2. Hello Brunswick,

    thanks for inquiries...please send me your private email adresse so can send you more details and

    fine pictures...my private email dietmar.steiner@microheaven.de

    best regards

    Dietmar Steiner

  3. The second worst 'war crime' I've seen in the last few years - logic defies me? Stuart
  4. Greetings Hope you don't mind me coming in on this topic - I have the opportunity to purchase a group that also has the Merit Cross of the Order of the Zahringer Lion on Military-Karl-Friedrich Medal ribbon - is this an acceptable combination ? Your advice would be most appreciated - I was initially a little cautious the Cross not having the usual ribbon but have not found any specific reference to this variation. Thanks in anticipation.
  5. I would put my money on this award as being the Swedish Badge of the Order of the Sword - Sweden's principal military order for exceptional merit. Hope that helps. Brunswick
  6. Interesting the lack of an Honour Cross? Unusual grouping.
  7. One of the most pleasing little groups I've seen for a while - nice combination - well done Brunswick
  8. Posted 09 September 2009 - 19:08 Another Photo from the same group as above , here we have a man from Flieger troopen He has a propeller and number 1 on his shoulderboard. BUT look at the woman at his side What is it on her head ?????? Old hat I know - sorry - I believe the unusual ladies hat is known as a Flugelhaube, a regional headdress from the Landkreis Schaumburg area, Lower saxony. Helps to place where the photo/medals resided at one time ... Brunswick
  9. I found the group interesting but at a hammer price of £1745 .... left it to those wiser than I. The Saxon medal is in fact a Prussian Life saving Medal - still not sure the medal is in the right order though. I know from previous posts the Austrian commem. medal was upgraded position wise when Austria fell within the sphere of the TR. Regards the Austrian red Cross Medal I suspect a combatant soldier may also be recognised for some service of merit to the RC ? The ribbons look ok to me but comment on the backing etc; would be welcome? So who would be entitled to a bar of this construction?
  10. Forgive me for coming in as a newby to posts on this excellent site - It was my understanding that the Honour Cross was generally manufactured from iron with a bronze wash - hence the majority react positive to a magnet - bronze is non magnetic so I would be interested to know if this example reacts in a positive or negative way. If negative it is indeed fairly scarce in respect of its metallic makeup. I suspect it is an iron example that has lost it's bronze wash - whatever I would be most interested to know the results of its contact with a magnet. The maker is indeed Funke & Bruninghaus, Ludenscheid. Regards to all Brunswick
  11. I hope no one minds me tagging onto this informative thread - I recently added to my Channel Island medal collection a British War Medal & Mercantile Marine 1914-18 medal pair named to the following; William Le Feuvre CHEVALIER. Born in Jersey in 1880 he served in the merchant navy from at least 1900 and of course during WW1. What came as a surprise is an entry on UK Incoming Passenger Ship Lists dated 13/11/1931 where William is shown as returning to London from Hong Kong on the SS Mantua with his wife Alice & daughter Patrica. Occupation Constable - Home duties done. Last Residence China. This would suggest to me anyway he was a member of the Hong Kong Constabulary. The question of course is whether there is any information available on William's service with the Force? Again I apologise if I'm being a little cheeky but his police connection came as a surprise and opens up new avenues in respect of this Channel Islanders story. Any help most appreciated. Regards Stuart Elliott