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  1. Christian L

    Order of the White Elephant

    Hy Dean, interesting to see this piece on a german bar of a WW1 fighter! As already said its the 5th class of the 4th Modell which was introduced in 1941. So you should definately check the bar of beeing able to carry such a "late" award decoration. Prices range from early 4th Modell ones to the current ones due to the used material, craftsmanship and makermarks - but in all cases below 100.- Euro for sure! All the best Christian
  2. It is a normal Merit-Medal without swords. The swords attached to it, are normally used for ribbonbars only. But as a Merit-Medal-with-Swords would make more sense in this place (EK2 combattant and Frontfightercross) it could also be "legit" and period made. Hard to say anything for sure.
  3. Thanks Graham for the pictures and the impression i now was able to get. Regarding the statement from Michael, which sources you used for the following statement (definately nothing to put it in question, just to educate myself a little bit more) "His theatre and date of entry tells me that he was 42nd East Lancashire Division, which means he was 1st, 2nd, or 3rd East Lancashire Field Ambulance. He was probably a Gallipoli casualty, given his discharge date."
  4. Interesting news!!!! But as i'm quiet new to it, i still have some questions ... - Michael, how is it possible to tell by theater and entry date the unit, he served in? and where is it possible to research that? - Graham, if you can illustrate your researchmaterial at least particialy, i would be very happy to see it, that i'm able to know how it looks like, as well, where you got that from and how? Thanks a lot in advance and for the already answered questions Christian
  5. Thanks a lot Graham for the very fast help! The whole card looks like the following. And as i'm quiet fascinated by the possibilities of researching british medals, i try it ones in a while, but stumble accross many stones ... The mentioned list of the silver war badge isn't online, as the medalcards, or is it? So far i was only able to find lists to officers, but not to enlisted/ncos. Thanks again Christian
  6. I have some difficulties of a Royal Army Medical Corps guy regarding reading and decoding something on his medalcard to me, it seems to be: SW.B. List TH/327 thought i'm totally uncertain what would it be. As its also mentioned Dis.23.4.1916 i thought that he was discharged due to wounds and the SW.B. is a "silver wounded badge" - but here it ends ... as i only knew of a wounded badge in general, but not a certain grade. Help is greatly appreciated and many thanks in advance! Christian
  7. Christian L

    "Khalkin Gol 1939" book.

    that one? just send me a pm if you need some images.
  8. Yes, would imagine a Hessen Philips Order in last position as well and due to the whole combination i guess that it was a Southwestafrica medal in steel for service on the "home-front". nice one! Christian
  9. Quiet a nice shot of an awardee beeing not able to place his Commander Decorations around his neck - and as his civilian dress, doesn't allow him to put the others in the button-holes ... he olaces the surplus one next to his mini-chain. Also quiet interesting, that he favours his Finnish Order of the White Rose to be worn around the neck instead of his German Red Cross Commander. Hope you like it!
  10. Hy Johannes,
    are you still looking for croatian ww2 medals?
    All the best Christian

  11. Thanks! No, there is just this one (100% sure about that), and i imagine, as i purchased it directly and not via the web-page, it will be marked sold, when the next update this week will be done. Christian
  12. It was the Medalgroup of Generalleutnant Johann v. Ewald (1755-1813). Hammerprice was 45.000.- Euro photo from Thies Auction Cataloge page 31 showing the whole group:
  13. ok, i know, its not a photograph and no uniform, but i guess, still the best image ... and now residing next to "his" ribbonbar :rolleyes:
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