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  1. Bulgarian St Alexander Grand Cross badge?

    Thanks Ilieff, this one doesn't have any trace of gold, so I assumed that it was originally just silver... Now Gents, I would like to sell this badge, but I don't know the price of this order, I got it in a big trade several years ago, so I never knew it's real price. What would be aprox. current price for this order? Any info is welcome! Regards Alpha
  2. Bulgarian St Alexander Grand Cross badge?

    Hello Ilieff Thank you for extra effort, you have shown some nice photos. So, in general, we can conclude that this is 90% Grand Cross and 10% chance to be 1st class Order. Is there a record of how many of Grand Crossrs were bestowed? One more question for you Gents: does it matter in any way that some of these orders were gilted and some were not in the same period? For example Serbian st Sava order and White eagle order differ from class 4 to class 5 by the gilt. Best regards Alpha
  3. Bulgarian St Alexander Grand Cross badge?

    Hello Gents Thank you for your contribution on this topic, it is very interesting indeed. Graf, your question is in place, but I gave a good dimension, 5,4cm wide, and 6cm diagonally, so it makes it bigger version. Ilieff, you have a keen eye for details, only when you pointed out that the center medallion is reversed, I have gently corrected the problem Btw. I forgot to congratulate you on a great site regarding Bulgarian orders! It's great!! Now for the conclusion, what the New World is asking is question what I started this thread in the first place. Is there an option that majority of those orders are post 1908, thus Grand Cross? I understand what Illieff had said that it is all the same whether the order is Grand Cross post 1908 or 1st class Cross pre 1908 it was the highest st. Alex, except of course Collar decoration!!! About the Collar badge size I don't know the right dimension, just assumed I have heard it somewhere. Ilieff, dig up this info and update your site regarding Collar decoration info. Best regards to all of you! Alpha
  4. Bulgarian St Alexander Grand Cross badge?

    Hello Ilieff and Laurentius, Thank you for your replies and for your knowledge! I assumed that this would be the case with this Order, but I hoped it could be identified by some detail, like manufacturer or because it is not gilded or something else... I had this beauty some time and I didn't mind that I don't know what class it is, but now is the time for me to part from this order, and I wanted to give a next owner a clear ID on this piece. And it is in great overall condition! I agree with you Laurentius, the details in the crown are amazing!! I had in my hands most of the Imperial Russian, Serbian, Romanian, etc orders, but the manufacture of Bulgarian crown is the most beautiful work of all!!! Here are few closeups of the crown. One more question for you guys: Does it matter or does it makes any difference if this order is 5,4 cm wide, not 5,5 cm as most of the same class orders? Are all of Rothe orders 5,4 cm wide or they have just spared material on this one? Btw, what is the size of the Collar of St Alexander badge?? I have heard that it is 6,1 cm wide, but I'm not sure if I'm right. Best regards Joseph
  5. Hello Gents I have a question for you, is this St Alexander badge Grand Cross or 1st class Cross? I know that the Grand Cross was introduced in early 20th century, but I don't know does this one belong to early Order 1st class or later Grand Cross Order? Austrian Rothe manufacture in silver, 5,4cm wide(not 5,5cm) and 10,8cm long without the suspension loop. Thanks in advance! Regards, Joseph

    Hello KimKan I believe the first letter to be a "G", and second one could be even a "D", but it's most likely an A. Can you please post the front side of the order, maybe if you determine aprox year of the order you can determine the maker? Best regards Joseph
  7. I was with Barry two weeks ago and he didn't mention anything about this beauty!!! Outstanding item!! Especially if owned by the king!!
  8. Destroyed/modified st Stanislaus

    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
  9. Destroyed/modified st Stanislaus

    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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Remarkable item!! What would be the price of this beauty? Best regards Joseph
  13. 5 Serbian or Yugoslavia Kingdom Awards

    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
  14. 5 Serbian or Yugoslavia Kingdom Awards

    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
  15. King Ferdinand I's decorations

    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!