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Gordon Craig

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  1. Capt. Laxmi and Chandra Bose Comemmorative Medal

    peter, Thanks for your comments. Regards, Gordon
  2. Gentlemen, What can you tell me about the medal pictured in this thread? Who made it, who designed it, who was it awarded to, date of institution etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I own this medal but it is on its way to me as we speak. Regards, Gordon
  3. Ladies and Gentlemen, Ralph Pickard has asked that I post information about the publication of the third volume of his series of books on the STASI on the GMIC. The first two volumes were excellent reference material and third one promises to be just as interesting. I have ordered a copy before it is printed and you may wish to do the same. The book went to the printers a few days ago and should be ready for distribution shortly. Regards, Gordon
  4. Saxony police badge.

    Farkas, Thanks for your post. This appears to be a late issue Schako badge for Niedresachsen (Lower Saxony in English). Probably late 80s early 90s before the Schakos were discontinued. Earlier Schako badges had threaded posts on the back of the badge and were held to the Schako with nuts screwed onto the posts. Here is a Schako with a Niedresachsen badge in place. Regards, Gordon
  5. webr55, Thanks for this excellent and very informative thread. And congratulations in ferreting out the elusive foreign awards. That takes lots of time and hard work. Regards, Gordon
  6. Dutch Medals and Medalbars

    Sampo, Interesting that the last medal on this bar is the General Campaign Star Of Canada with an Afghanistan bar. Great looking medal bars you have in your collection. Regards, Gordon
  7. Gentlemen, I am going to bring this thread back to life to see if the questions asked above, but not answered yet, can be answered now. I have just purchased a three medal bar with an EKII 1914, a Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach General Honor Decoration with Clasp and Swords, and a Hindenburg Cross. I would very much interested in finding out where the total list of those who received the General Decorstion can be found/purchased. Regards, Gordon
  8. Belgian Korea Medals

    pegasus1831, Absolutely super set of documents. Thanks very much for posting pictures of them. Regards, Gordon
  9. Gentlemen, I have some of the documents and awards presented to Heinz Krüger. The awards indicate he appears to be your average East German citizen. The first document is dated 30.4.1958 and advises Heinz that he has been awarded the "Tag der Aktivivten". Note that in the centre of the card the logo is for the current 5 year plan. There is also an English translation of what it says on the card as well as pictures of the award. The picture of the award is from my files. I do not have his actual award. I have also included a link to a wiki article about the SED the organization that made the award. Dear comrade Heinz Krüger For your award of the "Day of the Activists" we send you our best congratulations and further successes in your cooperation with the Central Committee of the SED. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social...rty_of_Germany The next award to Heinz that I have in my collection is for the "Verdienstemedaille der Deutschen Demokratischen Replublik. The first document is his invitation to the ceremony where this award will be presented to him. It will take place on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the DDR at 9 am on the 3rd of October, 1959. That will be followed by the award certificate, in it's mappe, and the case award. The document that unfortunately was damaged when the envelope it was contained in was sealed. Also below is a picture of the Ausweis authorizing Heinz to wear this award. The last award I have for Heinz is the "EHRENNADEL FÜR VERDIENSTTE UM DIE FREUDENSCHAFT DER VOLKER IN SILBER". This doc dates from much later in Hienz life. Berlin 15.12.1981. I'll start with the pictures of the mappe and document and the award itself. The award is the larger type measuring 32mm. This size award was used from 1967 to 1987. It is made of bronze and coloured silver. Unlike the previously issued awards there is no enamel on this type. Since it was issued in the 80s it has the simplified, and last, type of pin attachment used in the DDR.
  10. West Berlin Polizei

    angus 1235, I can help you with this if it is ok with you in what I propose. The best place to post these pictures would be in the Wehrmach Awards Forum on the Police and Civil Organizations sub forum. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=62 You can not post pictures there unless you are a paid member but I can post the pictures for you if that is ok with you. Regards, Gordon
  11. Belgian Korea Medals

    pegasus1831 Get set to a chap who served in Korean. Perfect example of what to look for. Thanks for posting it. Regards, Gordon
  12. Gentlemen, This the Slovakian War Victory Cross. Regards, Gordon
  13. nickstrenk, Thanks very much for posting this thread. I is full of very interesting information and photos. Regards, Gordon
  14. Tobias, Very nice uniform collection. First time that I have seen the boots. The two coats are very interesting as well. Regards, Gordon
  15. Grosskreuz BVK

    Igor, Thanks for the quick response. I am familiar with this site. Regards, Gordon