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Alex K

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  1. Old age, I know the feeling
  2. Hi all, just a quick question, does anyone recognise who this rather distinguished VC winner is, any help appreciated regards Alex K
  3. Hi Larry thanks for the additional info, very interesting link regards Alex
  4. Whilst looking, I came across this interesting image, both the VC AND Iron Cross, no name unfortunately, image credit indicated
  5. Hi Peter thanks for the response, I'll try your suggestions for some google searches, might come up with some other named images, regards Alex Update, found him https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_William_Pitcher
  6. Bringing History to life...

    As a collector of awards decorations and medals I sit there looking at my little baubles for many hours. sometimes I stray to other forums, As it happens I visited the GWF (Great War Forum) and came across some very nice colourised B/W photo's which gave a degree of reality to the period, soooo, I thought I'd have a go, as it's a bit different, attached are two of my first attempts, Any comments appreciated. The first is Witzigheer, and the second is Molders. I have others but at this moment of time can't vouch for the ownership of the photo's so won't post. regards Alex K
  7. Alexei Evert unknown decoration.

    Hi as an update, I knew I had a similar image on file, it's a TIFF image (Whopping 39.5mb), I was able to zoom right in to capture a higher quality image, just for interest Now that I look, they're everywhere! this guys wearing one too
  8. Hi all, a bit of help if possible, I came across this image of Alexei Evert in all his splendour, unfortunately I cant identify one breast star, I don't think it's imperial Russian, any ideas, all help appreciated regards Alex K
  9. Alexei Evert unknown decoration.

    Hi yes I've seen that image before but never spotted the star on his right breast, nice decoration though, I believe that it had a red sash and possibly a sash badge
  10. Alexei Evert unknown decoration.

    Hi Thanks for the info, I'll check it out, nice image by the way regards Alex edit, Just checked Megan's site, spot on, thanks, a pretty rare medal to find info on.
  11. Wow! thanks for the quick reply, useful to know, regards Alwx
  12. Hi all, another unidentified medal on Scheer's bar, His "Wicki" page list some, but not all, but those listed don't seem to tally with the one indicated, any ideas, also his Iron Crown appears to have the obverse central shield with the F monogram un-enamelled, did they exist? As usual any help appreciated Alex K
  13. Hi yet another award in my collection, I believe it to the the Order of Military Merit 6th class. Does this have the correct ribbon? and secondly, I have seen other pieces which have the Cypher on the obverse central medallion, My piece has a tricolour enamelled centre, as they only differ in the central medallion, would this identify any specific period that it would have been awarded? Thanks for any input regards Alex K
  14. EK1 for review

    Thanks, for the reply, I suspected as much, regards
  15. Hi all, I'm interested in possibly adding the attached Imperial EK1 to my collection, from the images I've no doubt about it's authenticity, and looks like a "Blued" core, my question is anyone got any ideas as to possible maker, obviously a private purchase piece, jeweller made? but using available core and frames, any help appreciated. regards Alex K
  16. Hi Top Neck decoration, Lippe-Detmold Cross of Honour Commander 3rd Class, Civil Lower Neck Cross, Saxe-Weimar, Order of the White Falcon Commander class Breast Medal as for top Neck decoration, difficult to determine class Hope this helps, others may elaborate regards Alex K
  17. Recent 1/9 busts

    Nice, I like them,, good paint job, I recognise Nelson and Richtofen, but who are the others, sorry for my ignorance regards Alex K
  18. Hi I simply love looking at your collection, amazing way of displaying (And photographing) an amazing collection, I'm envious regards Alex K
  19. Hi all, I've been studying Von Koesters award list, a seemingly comprehensive list is here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_von_Koester looking at the attached images, there is one which I can't identify from this list, any ideas as to what it, (they) may be? is it one medal with embellishments between the arms, or a more plain cross, possibly with a crown suspension, sitting over another unknown decoration, any help, as usual much appreciated The star is an example of the Order of the Black Eagle with Brilliants regards Alex K
  20. H thanks for confirming my thoughts that his was an enamelled version regards Alex K
  21. Hi Thanks for the additional information, looks correct based on these regards Alex
  22. Some interesting images of his decorations here http://bulgariandecorations.com/more/royal_collection any ideas, thanks
  23. Interesting, I've located a picture which I think is the award, one question, the attached is un-enamelled, the above picture looks like his version is enamelled, is that likely or is it a trick of the light on the picture of him?