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Alpha Draconis

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  1. Alpha Draconis

    Commemorative Medal of the Partisans of 1941

    Hello!! BK should be Braca Knaus, the same company as GK only later... Best regards
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    Finland unknown badge with No. 27?

    Thank you Misiu! Is it a defence force badge or badge of honor? Regards Joseph
  3. Hello Gents Please help me with the identification of this badge. I have some infos but need a clarification. I was told that this is the badge of Finland defence forces, and it's some kind of medal of honor. Please tell me in what period was it bestowed and the rarity of the badge. Any info is appriciated!! The badge is Finish made and numbered. Best regards Joseph
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    Russia st. george 4 class

    Keen eye as always Paul
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    Russia st. george 4 class

    Hello Obi This is probably Dimitri Kuckhina st George cross, price roughly 400-600$ Best regards Joseph
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    Pilot badges

    Don't mention it!!
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    Pilot badges

    Hello Jan The two Croatian badges are fakes, most probably the Yugoslavian as well. Bulgarian could be good, Prussian Ce Juncker has the markings and exaust holes, ciukd be good but I'm no expert in Prussia. Spanish is good... Best regards Joseph
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    French WW1 Pilot Badge for review

    It's a good one! Dating is difficult because archives were destroyed in ww2, but as Stuka f said most prabable from 1914-1920 Best regards Joseph
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    2 variants of the medal

    Hello Nick There were many producers of this medal, mostly from Wien. It is believed that about 200 000 pieces were made, and none of them bears any hallmark... Some believe that the loop version is older than the other one. There is a ball suspension version as well. Best regards Joseph
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    SILVERSMITH IDENTIFICATION - ANY IDEA ?

    Hello KimKan I believe that those letters are "R.A." not "G.A.". Anyway on the initial photo the maker is most probably "G.D.", but never mind since you don't have that order any more. Chinese order of double dragon is known to be made by Russian jewelers! Best regards Joseph
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    Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    Enzo, I need to visit Firenze with my father too But I doubt I'll be that lucky!! Best regards Joseph
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    Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    Beautiful chain Enzo Serbia, Japan, Russia, all civil, this must belong to Austrian Ambassador! Trooper D, The "plain chain" is in the back of the uniform or suit so it doesn't need to be fancy.:) Best regards Joseph
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    Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    Hello Gents Here is another, I believe better photo of the mark, it is definitely a 3 Chamois without a letter A. Does it mean it is most probably Gebrueder Resch 1867-1872 Order like Thomas said? Elmar, thank you for clearing out the Roman numeros on the lid, I have suspected this is the case, but it is better to wait for confirmation. And, why make a mini collars when there ate normal minis of this order? Were there any other collar minis of other Austrian orders like Iron Crown or Leopold? Of course the Golden Fleece had collar minis.... Best regards Joseph
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    Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    Hello Tifes Thank you for the elaborate answer. I'm sorry about the photos of the mark, they are faint, I'll try to take a new photo at different angle. I taught there were more producers of FJO than just two. Do you know anything of that Roman numeros on the lid, I know that doesn't have any significance for this order, just to resolve my curiosity Tifes, were there ever the collar of FJO? Maybe for Franz Joseph himself? Best regards Joseph
  15. Hello Gents I have one nice FJO badge and I need your help about few things. I believe it is Grand Cross badge, but I need your confirmation. It measures 6,8 X 3,7 cm, weight 24 g. Gold acid tested not only 18k, but up to 22k gold, stamp not fully readable but I believe to be a Chamois mark with number 3, but it could be something else with number 2 when I turn the photo upside down... I've seen no letters on the mark.. Now, is it possible to find a maker and a year, establish the class( I don't think it is commander or Grand commander class because second loop is small, not long ) and one more curiosity? I had several FJO-s with "secret locker", but none of those had Roman numeros engraved on the "lid". What does these numeros mean? Probably the number of product, or something like that? Please Gents, check your beauties at home and see if they had numeros as well.... Best regards Joseph A.D.
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