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Stuka f

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  1. Stuka f

    Belgian order of Leopold ll

    hello, +1; do not degrade them to toys! Only if your children are used to get expensive toys... It would also have been nice to get the pic the right side up... They are all WWI related medals. It is quiet a job to name them all, but the second and last one of the top row (if the pic was not up side down!) are interesting medals. And the 3th of the lowest row (défence de Liége) (again with the pic right side up!) The 3 th top row ( old soldiers association medal probably nco...)is a good one too. All others are in a 10 to 15 euro range value (except the palms! They go for 5 euro or even less...)
  2. You could check results of auction's selling identical items, it would give you a idea.
  3. Very nice helmet! But I can't tell right from wrong...
  4. Indeed! Well done. I thought it was north-African or something....
  5. After the Indian en Zulu chief medal's,I tought it would look good to show the Belgian medal's to the local chiefs and sub chiefs. Pic's arent mine they come from e$ay. These medals didn't come with a ribbon, but with a "water closet drain" chain.....to be wear around the neck. I'll try to complete the thread with more pic's as soon as I found them. cheers |<ris
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    Congo chief medal

    Sorry to say, but still "no go"... Here is what I get;
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    Congo chief medal

    Hey Werner, thanks for your input ans appreciation. The Medec link is not working.
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    Congo chief medal

    These medals have always been on my wanted list, but didn't want to pay the high end prices some people ask for them... I was sure to find one, one day om my daily path of house clearing, and flea market visits. It took some time, but it was worth waiting for this one. I managed to find the youngest among those medals, but also the rarest one. "Chefferie" medals with the mention "chefferie" or "sous chefferie were meant to be given to chef's of over 6.000 villages , city's or tribes, from the 1920's until 1958. The one I got, mentions "secteur indigéne" and were ment for bigger regions/concentrations and were in number just over 500. 3 types, of the "secteur" medal, have been made over a shorter period of time (1930's to 1958), the one I am showing was made from 1949 on. The measurement (7 cm), the lack of adornment and the spelling shows this. It is know that Belgian officials complaint many times about the lack of "secteur" medals, during there time in the colony, so apparently these medals were all ready scarce at that time...:-)and the spelling shows this.
  9. Seems like the top of the spike didn't grow old with the other parts of the helmet... But a nice helmet never the less. Got my self one like that too, in lesser condition, hope to get it next week.
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    BWM to Belgians

    Just got my second in! Never thought I would be that lucky. And I should have buy the medal Chris sold....
  11. Found this vintage school poster today; And some new toys on my laptop picture tool....
  12. Here is a made in Belgium bikers light, I think it is from between two wars, looking at the construction... And my gorilla; cheers |<ris
  13. Stuka f

    Ships , anyone?

    The wheel is new to the collection;
  14. Very nice and informative.
  15. so glad I could lay hands on one! It was high on my list, of the "items I would very much like to have, but it will probably never happen!".
  16. Hello, I can live with the damage! Lesson learned.... I am a restorer by profession and hardly(in fact never) touch the militaria I collect. But let me warn you about the polystyrene heads, like the one you are showing your helmet on. They decompose by time and can leave your liner with serious damage. That doesn't happen over night, however. It takes time, but never the less better safe then sorry .
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    Ships , anyone?

    The Mercator finally home. (the port of attach for that ship is in fact Antwerp, but it can be seen and visited in Ostend, for many years, and a (heavy)discussion between the two towns started since...) This one is 75 by 120 cm.
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    marking on French belt plate...

    It could be indeed! Didn't even think of it! Guy, would be the right man to ask.
  19. looks like pewter but weights like bronze, no marking. It is 22.5 by 11 cm and weights nearly 1 kg!
  20. Ok, thanks for your input! And what is it made for? Letter clip...?