Alpha Draconis

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  1. Hello Jonas Of course you won't melt it, as you said it is a historical item. It shows the collision of two different worlds in old Russia! It is not lower class order, it's at least second class but it could be even first class. If it was complete the value would be from 10-15k $, this way from 1k up, depending how many collectirs like stars instead of eagles So, after all, you have made a good purchace Best regards Alpha
  2. Hello Jonas The modification is probably made during revolution as you have said, the hatred toward the Empire stripped the eagles and brought the star.. Regarding the originality of the order it is 100% legit. There were few manufacturers that made booth sides in enamels, French and Russian, this one is Russian made, in gold as you can see on the 56 mark. If it was complete it would be quite rare and expensive piece!! What class it is? Best regards Joseph P.s. Forgot to mention, the maker is probably Dimitry Osipov... Best Alpha
  3. Hello Roman Thank you for clear things out!! I have never heard of Godet made order, and this one is even more beautiful than the official one!!! Just love the Godet "L" So, are those 10 Godets also selling for the same price even if they are not bestowed? How many Godets survived if you know? Kind regards
  4. Thank you Roman for your answer, and thank you even more for showing us the case of this order, which is presumingly even rarer than the order itself!? Roman, how can we tell the original from a copy? Is there difference other than gold centre? Maybe in weight or something else? Michael, if I unerstood you correctly, I believe you can't make an old version by removing enamel from new version. The back of the new design is flat and smooth, and back of the old one is bumpy Nice topic of a such a rare order! Best regards Alpha D.
  5. Remarkable item!! What would be the price of this beauty? Best regards Joseph
  6. Hello Nick I think you should get those 400€ for this lot with no problem. Yes the red robes Sava should be more expensive but the price depends on condition of an item and a luck of a seller Good luck with the sale Alpha
  7. Hello Nick You should expect these prices for these medals on ebay: King Peter II cross 50-70$ Order of White eagle 300-400$ Order of Yugoslav crown 100-140$ Order of st Sava 100-140$ Obilich bravery medal 50-80$ Of course thesr prices can be lower or higher depending on interest. Best regards Joseph
  8. Hello Gents It is indeed Polish white eagle order, it's missing black two headed eagle to be Russian. Hello Gents It is indeed Polish white eagle order, it is missing black two headed eagle to be Russian... And Paja you are correct about Marianer kreuz!
  9. Hello Lars I'll need your opinion on one of the minis I have. I'll p.m. you regarding that. Joseph A.D.
  10. Hello Lars It's a shame that we couldn't see the back of the star, but thanks anyway to show us there is a higher grade of st Sava of this unknown producer. If anyone has a similar medal, please post it here for comparation! p.s. Lars, do you still collect miniatures? Joseph A.D.
  11. Hello Rogi my friend, nice to hear from you again!! Great job you did dismissing the Belgian manufacturer!! As you said all we have to do is to obtain a hallmark or a stamp of the producer... French or Swiss maker?? What do you think of mine? Early Huguenin or French made like two of yours golden painted?? Any insight will do... Lars, thank you for the photo and a sharp eye!! The saint on the breast star is the same as is on my medal! Do you have a photo of the reverse of the star, there is maybe a stamp of the producer and a solution for our quest??? Nice work Gents B.r. A.D.
  12. Hello Igor I hate to be a bearer of ill news but your piece is not mysterious, but I allways loved Russian humor You there have a fine example of 3rd type1921-1941 neck badge made by Huguenin of Switzerland. Do you collect st Savas? I find them one of the most beautiful and most various orders in the world. Do you have some insight about mine and Obi st Savas? Best regards Alpha
  13. Hello Obi Sorry for the late reply but I was away on business. Thank you for the pictures, your st Sava is a beauty!! I have never seen one like yours before... Now for the similarities with mine, unfortunately there is none Your piece is masterfully crafted, mine is crude, your has narrow, wings down eagles, mine wide German like, your suspension is normal for st Savas, mine is weird, your numbers are flat, mine deep, your letters are extremely big, mine small, and the saint looks different....... so I don't think it's the same producer! How do you know yours is Belgian made? Any hallmarks??? Best regards Alpha
  14. Hello Obi Can't wait to see your piece!! I mean your order Alpha
  15. Hello Gents I have acquired yet another mysterious st Sava order, and I want to show it with you and maybe we can together determine its origin!! IMHO, I think it could be an early Huguenin le Lockle piece, and I mean the earliest type possible, maybe the first or trial type??? Now to elaborate my thoughts: First thing that meets the eye is the suspension under the crown, which I have never met nor seen, and it is not tailored, it is made in the same manor as the wings of the eagle, very crudely made. It was not tailored instead of usual "tree" shaped suspension, cause there are no traces of removal of the "tree" suspension... The saint looks mostly like early Huguenin, but maybe even Pires, those two has similar saints. Third thing about this order which is different than any other are the numbers, they are very thick and crudely made. They are over 1 mm thick, compared to other Savas numbers 0,3-0,5 mm, makes a difference.... So, Paul, Rogi, Paja and other gentleman, please help with your advice, maybe 8,10,20 eyes have seen more than the two of mine p.s. I'm posting the saint pictures of early Huguenin and Pires to compare it wit, but they are pretty small, so if someone has a better pictures please share.... Best regards Alpha D.