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  1. Ulsterman

    US Dept of State Special Agent's Badge 1917

    That is waaay cool. Do you know what these people did?
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    Vernon Leroy Leonhard - died 14 years ago

    nice. where was he from?
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    Thoughts about this pair?

    Great pair of medals and fantastic research.
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    USA Ribbon Bars

    Oh dear God. That is a magnificent ribbon bar.
  5. Good Luck. You know, I reckon a trip or two to the Bavarian Army Museum would be time well spent. You also could do what a lot of my colleagues are doing- write a shorter, (250 pages) book with a website adjacent for additional information or expansions if topucs- a sort of hybrid. Why you could even attach it to GMIC.
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    Korean War Medal Bars

    Brett H. just posted some superb Dutch medal bars (in the Turkey section), so I thought I'd start a topic on Korean War medal bars. Given the international aspect of the conflict, all sorts of interesting things could show up. For example, we know that Soviet and Warsaw Pact advisers were in Korea..... This is my recent find, an Ethiopian Imperial Guard medal bar.
  7. Yes. This fakery has been going on for a while-the technique is common for US Civil War CDVs and has been since the 1970s. I was shown Confederate CDV fakes in 1975. Bartko Rehrer was the guy who bought the old paper and reprinted photos. i have an original of a freikorps chap with a dog -and three slightly fuzzy copies of the same picture. I think Dave Danner gave me one of them.
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    Identification of Ethiopian Medal

    So an imperial personal gift?
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    Thats probably the guy. The WW2 memorial database sometimes shows veterans. Those late WW2 bronze Stars were awarded wellinto Vietnam. I thought I read in the JOMSA up until 1970 when a new contract was given.
  10. theres an 8th Air Force database. Try asking here. The collective we here have a lot of resources.
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    US Certificate of Gratitude.

    nope-no medal.
  12. Ulsterman

    2 badges and a medal

    As I recall thats a private commemorative version that was adopted by several towns-with different planchets and ribbons.
  13. Austrians awarded the wound medal usually kept their medalson their bars -there's a tonne of photos for this.
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    Avatar Names; Why?

    well, mines a translation of my name. The internet is comprised of some very nasty people-especially ones that collect TR. Rick Lundstroms experience with a certain Parisian is enough to make anyone want an extra layer of security, especially these days when bots are actively seeking your information.
  15. cool. i met a couple of Boer war vets myself as a kid. Oh to have seen what they did.
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    USA Ribbon Bars

    I dont think its made up. Why would one bother? Instead I suggest its possibly AFS and very early 1946- 1947, which would fit the construction.
  17. As an aside-very few of the residents of Ostmark applied for and received an HK. The medal was authorized for Ostmarkers only in 1939 and frozen in early 1940.
  18. I thought archive research had narrowed down the non Bavarian awards of the MVK pre war to almost nobody(1-3?).
  19. My money is on a Deckofficer. Without the SaxAlbx its a classic combination for someone stuck in the Baltic for 1914-18.
  20. yup-implied. Rick showed me the research he and others had done on the Olympic medal awards. A huge number went to metro area Berlin police.
  21. The MM was an officers' only award was it not? However, I thought Feldwebel-Lts, Faehrichs and Officer Stelvtr. ranks could also receive it. Sedalzek was in business well into the 1970s and it looks like an original bar. I think you did ok.
  22. Regarding the Post of May above-I strongly suspect this was a German made/ repaired item made by Kleitman/Godet in the 1960s. Kleitman made a number of these as replacements and as collectors items. In his window/show display items he sometimes enscribed the item on the rear.
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    Bringing History to life...

    yeah. they really are amazingly vivid.
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    Bringing History to life...

    This thread is a pleasure to go through. I belong to a historical photography and film club up here. One of the guys told me recently that it was standard practice in the 1920s- 1950s to use a sky blue backdrape, as it offset the grey contrasts of the film well and could be easily lightened or darkened by augmenting lights of various strengths.