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Everything posted by Ulsterman

  1. Named, unnamed & numbered......

    Well, yeah. This is a HUGE topic. In short,today- and in Vietnam and maybe even WW2 many hospital units actually keep Purple Hearts in storage for immediate award/ photo opportunity. I have known Vietnam vets who lost/had ex-wives take/throw away purple hearts and then have them privately engraved and worn for decades ( notibly my brother and Uncle) . As far as I know, the only US mint engraved ones these days are to KIAs. The JOMSA has had a number of articles on this topic and many US collectors scour old unit paperwork for medal award numbers. For example, earlier this year I found an award list for a POW guard unit in Maine that listed the mint serial numbers of the Good Conduct medals awarded to the company in 1943. The medals list the number, then the recipients' name and rank. Most General Orders did not do this and sometimes you can "tell" a unit by the number sequence. Most numbers were not engraved after 1942?
  2. I reckon $150-175 is fair: $60-70 for the EK2, $20 for HKx, $25 for ls15, $30 for Bulg. merit , spangenbonus plus condition=25% of total ($25-$35).
  3. Don't you rate a bronze palm for a MID?
  4. BW Panzerlied

    Cool. Try Youtube. Look up "Girls and Panzer: Panzerleid".
  5. Here is one of my favorites....sorry about the picture...I am using an iPad. and another...I have gone through the REM awards to see what I could find......I suspect a bandmember or a steward aboard the Kaisers' yaucht or some such person...
  6. maybe.....i have seen Greek WW2 officers ranklists on eBay over the years and assume they followed the German style of denoting decorations. I never bought one because they are beyond my collecting range and they are expensive.....but never say, never.
  7. There is a Hanovarian Military History/ Research Society, headquartered in Germany, that has access to a lot of obscure records. There might well be a Hanovarian medal roll, just nobody has transcribed it. Same with the Laganzalza medal and the Hanovarian Legion records (which are apparently at Windsor).
  8. First Empire Imperial Guard Chapeau

    If that hat could only talk.......
  9. My little US collection

    wow! I dont suppose any of those MOHs are named? I am VERY impressed that you have that unusual Texas cavalry medal as well as those very unusual ship builders badges issued by the WW1 Maritime Board. What are you still looking for? I find a tonne of stuff at yard sales.
  10. 6 Place Ribbon Bar

    outstanding little bar!
  11. 4 Place Ribbon Bar

    Nice bar. I assume an officer with at least an extra row of three or four beneath?
  12. I thoughtthe Matrozen Regimentswere dran from deck sailors?
  13. wow. Fantastic sailors' group!
  14. Oh I dont know...do I read that medal citation correctly?
  15. spot on...the elusive Memel medal.......a contemporary mistake in mounting!
  16. Unidentified ribbons and badge

    wow. just came across this thread. top row US victory medal (ribbon) 2nd row: purple heart, Good conduct (army)-1 enlistment/year/ ETO (euro theatre) with battle stars A classic "i just got discharged" portrait photo.
  17. That is what I thought too....but the closer I look I am wondering if that is three flower war medals. OR......the first medal could be the Italian war in Africa medal?