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  1. Let me know when you are back (and PM your e-mail address) and I'll send you a copy over. I had noticed the simularity of sash and flag, rather neat :) Wonder how it is done as a ribbon bar?
  2. Thank you... 2 more to add... :)
  3. This is all fascinating and informative, as I'm working on the Venezuela section of my website at the moment! Just to add even more confusion, it appears that the entire thing was dropped and replaced in 2010 by the Orden Libertadores y Libertadoras de Venezuela in collar and 3 classes - and a quite different centrepiece to the badge, if a rather scruffy image in the Spanish version of Wikipedia is to be believed. No idea as to the design of the stars worn by Class 1 and Class 2, yet. The ribbon is yellow/blue/red with small white stars on the blue stripe. I have found the law creating it, In Spanish of course, and am struggling my way through a translation (my Spanish is at the 'May I have a beer, please?' and 'Where is the bathroom?' level!). If anyone's good at Spanish I can send a copy over, she says hopefully... I have found an image from earlier this year of a 100-year old musician called Juan Vicente Torrealba receiving the Class 1 of the order - you can see the stars on the sash and the star but it is not at all clear.
  4. Fascinating, thanks Antonio.
  5. Review now posted (see Books section below).
  6. My copy has just arrived and it's beautiful! More coherent comments to follow after I've stopped drooling over the pictures and actually read it!
  7. Of course, it's Eid al-Fitr isn't it. Have a wonderful festival. Eid mubarak.
  8. The Greek is basically the title of each medal Διασυμμαχικόν Μετάλλιον Νίκης = Allied Victory Medal Πολεμικός Σταυρός = War Cross (3rd Class) Αριστείον Ανδρείας = literally 'Award for Bravery', usually called the Cross of Valour.
  9. Megan

    Are these US patches?

    All Vietnam-era, bottom 2 are US. Top: Unknown, probably one of the 'joke' patches that were made up in country and worn unofficially. Middle: (blue with wing) is 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (normally seen with a white on blue AIRBORNE arc above). Bottom: (red with sword) is US Military Assistance Command Vietnam.
  10. Megan

    State Courier Service jubilee badges

    Pretties! Thank you for sharing, Frank.
  11. Boris, if you ever need any 'raw materials' medal images, please ask - you'd be welcome to the source images I have here on my hard drive. I use PaintShop Pro for image handling. I had a play yesterday and I have identified a quicker method for making images for my website than hitherto (but only when done on a large original and then reduced, it still needs extra work if I want the full-size image on a black background for something!).
  12. Megan

    Medal Work

    You do beautiful work, Boris - thank you for sharing.
  13. You do beautiful work, Boris. How do you prepare the medal images to put them on the background of your choice? That's the thing that slows me down, putting them on a black background for my website. I'd love to have a better way that adding the black by hand!