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  1. I’ve just read he was awarded this: I dont know if this this is on display in your picture? It seems he was a Man with principles who paid the price for them... tony
  2. Hi Gents Nothing to shout about but I want to share these with names for 'the record'. If anyone named is special to you please let me know.... Btw. the first - 2326 Sjt J Coghlan Royal Artillery Is probably the only 'extra fine' medal I have! please add your own if you fancy... hope you like Gents
  3. Hi Gents when I originally posted this i now realise I should have typed the recipients details to enable interested parties to find them, which was my original intention, should they search... so I will do so shortly... ———///——- Gents, i have said before elsewhere here that I habitually bit on BWM. Currently I bid 11 pounds, scrap value being 10 pounds or so. If someone else pays 11.50 and postage then I like to believe they want the medal itself. Recently I acquired this one..... The medal I received was issued to: 109077 C.Q.M. SJT. G. SPEED. R.E. Service number 109077. Company Quarter Master Serjeant G Speed of the Royal Engineers. So Gents, my point is, if you feel the same about saving these and like BWM anyway then give it a go.... cheers gents tony
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    Hungarian Military Documents

    Hello, i’d love to see some pictures of the documents have you a large haul to struggle through?? tony
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    Medal Collection

    Hello, A lovely collection to have.... i have just seen your new thread updating your research, good work! best wishes tony
  6. Hi Uffz. Rohleder and Gents, First Sir, I read your post about your fight with your health and I wish you all the strength you need. Best wishes from all of us. ———- I remember, back in the 70’s, an Austrian uncle who lived in the US, sent a picture to my Sister who loved ‘ Starsky and Hutch ‘ Not a picture of hermann I admit, it was a signed picture of David Soul, (Hutch) it was pasted to a ‘chopping block’ of wood, about A4 size and an inch thick. ...with that in mind My thought is that perhaps this is a picture attached to the wood? The crazing on the image itself reminds me of hand coloured CDV.... The description says only “print on board” I think perhaps it is a’ print on board ‘ attached to wood block so would be a gamble i suppose? cheers tony
  7. Hi Gents more to follow any questions or better pictures please ask.... Hope you like them tony
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    Photos and Feldposte

    Hi Gents an oldie.... Morsarbatterie Im Feuer IR4 16 Komp Posted home to family April 1915 tony
  9. Hi Gents I hope you will enjoy some of these. There are more to come. And please feel free to comment or add your own if you want. February 1913 May 1913 July 1904 May 1908 June 1910 August 1905 tony
  10. Hi Gents i think I’ve got 4 or 5 of these to share, please feel free to add your own.... —-///— Josef Brunner Born - 29 October 1877 Died - 21 March 1917 Johann Mauernbod. Franz Stadlbauer KuK IR 59 tony
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    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    Hi Gents this is my last for now I think... Anton Mullauer October 1914 tony
  12. Hi Gents i have this incomplete photo album. I know the most juicy photos have been removed. I was interested in stopping its deconstruction. I like that the photos have annotations and some haven’t been removed so who knows what they say. i don’t know if the album itself is that old however the photo mounts are brittle and surely of some age. its not something I would usually buy but I was annoyed it was being broken up and the photos being sold for 2quid each. ——:—-//- So Gents, if I may, I’m curious if anyone could tell me if there is anything to know of the man named in the death notice please? Thanks tony edit hi hucks216 i bought this album from the same person as some of these other photos because of your comment on the other post... you are so right.
  13. Thanks hucks216, its of no surprise to hear there were many more , the islands are still heavily fortified! cheers tony
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    Beijing Panjiayuan Antique Market orderandMedal

    Hi Gents, 1812 Overture i thought these were on display not for sale. Currency value mean these may be extremely tempting in this part of the world. Please show us more if you visit again.... 我认为这些都是出售而不是出售。货币价值意味着这些在世界这一地区可能极具诱惑力。如果您再次访问,请告诉我们更多.... 优秀。地址是什么? tony
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    What is this medal

    I love a happy ending! usually the unknown is not so interesting! tony
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    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    Hi gents another from IR59 Lorenz Reudecter(?) tony
  17. Hi 1812 Overture Well done for braving the dogs and old men for our cause! i hope people like yourself can protect history such as this from development.... i enjoy your posts... Very interesting thanks tony 为我们的事业勇敢地为狗和老人做好事 我希望像你这样的人可以保护这样的历史不受发展的影响 接下来不是上面的英文. 我的好朋友, 你的帖子在这个论坛上是独一无二的。我是新来的,但我知道这一点。 我可以告诉人们这样的话题 tony
  18. Hi Gents Since I posted this thread, this soldier has caught and kept my interest. Thanks to hucks216 (thanks!) and his grave information I have been able to dig a little... I don’t usually ‘dig’ , I’m more a hoarder than historian (copyright Brian Wolfe!) Why this man and not an Austro-Hungarian, as I would expect -perhaps it is as simple as, me being able to find answers in English language on google. —-////—————-// Oberpionier Johann Buckreus still lies in the British Fort George military cemetery. These first pics are from Wiki: Johann Buckreus plot below There were already German WW1 POW’s buried on the Islands and during the occupation German soldiers were buried alongside the older graves in St. Brelade church cemetery. Also as in this case, some at the British Garrison Cemetery, Fort George. As it says in the above, in 1960 the German authorities requested agreement for the transfer of their Soldiers remains to France. This was agreed to, and, all were exhumed and moved - with the exception of the 111 men at Fort George. I’m unsure if this was agreed by both sides but I can imagine that it was. The graves at Fort George being respectfully cared for by the CWGC whereas the others were in church yards. ——////-//- i was curious which unit he might have served with... according to the above: The ‘pionierbattalion 15’ were stationed on Guernsey at some point. The ‘319th infantry division’ were the only ones stationed on the islands from late 1941, as the rest were sent off to Russia. Quite a shock I bet. This man died February ‘42. —-/////—-//——— So Gents i hope I haven’t gone on too long. this is my new ‘longest thread’....! tony —-/——/- footnote
  19. Hi Gents penny for your thoughts on these please... Does anyone know if these are genuine or not ? I've watched few sellers on eBay. One guy sold 3 of these in six months. ! the last screen shot is just now...Considerable price diff at present- are people cottoning on?? so I'm curious are they that common? Surely not..... tony -------- ((( For the record- I'm not accusing anyone. i do use eBay but I hate some on there who blatantly mislead and profit without consequence. not saying this is the case)))
  20. Hi Gents the only badge I've ever gone looking for. As a Cardiff boy born and bred I couldn't resist. It was bought before I knew people faked everything we treasure and revere. So. With a big 'gulp' I share this.... all opinions appreciated either way... Cardiff Pals Badge. 30 x 45 mm ish cheers Gents tony
  21. Hi Jerry the one below is on Ebay at the moment. .....I see a FAKE! * wings wrong * CARDIFF lettering wrong * Motto across the top has no gaps ——//—— I’m learning! thanks for your help.... tony
  22. Hello just my own thoughts obviously dont split them if you both plan to sell... if you both plan on keeping them then frame then all together and argue over that instead.... otherwise you probably both have your share in a drawer or tin or similar.... But i appreciate life is not often that simple ! tony
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    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    I watched a documentary the other day that named the poor fella who, supposedly, started the European flu epidemic.... A soldier from rural America who fell ill in the US but still went to France and then it spread from him to various camps/locations and beyond.... 50-100 million dead....
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    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    Ah wicked thanks GreyC I was confused as i have loads of cards stamped field-lazarett, not related to some kind of quarantine.... (eg flu epedemic) ‘Krankenhaus’ sounds like the sort of place I should be locked up in after an evening googling translations!! it’s not just us Brits who have more than one word for the same thing (or more than one thing for the same word probably!) tony