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Alex K

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hi I simply love looking at your collection, amazing way of displaying (And photographing) an amazing collection, I'm envious regards Alex K
  5. 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
  6. H thanks for confirming my thoughts that his was an enamelled version regards Alex K
  7. Hi Thanks for the additional information, looks correct based on these regards Alex
  8. Some interesting images of his decorations here http://bulgariandecorations.com/more/royal_collection any ideas, thanks
  9. 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?
  10. Hi Thanks for the additional info on the last three, always useful to know so I can add them to my database, regards edit, amazing, well done, different ribbon though? (credit Vicmart)
  11. 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
  12. This mage posted earlier, yet another medal bar, is the medal indicated a reasonable assumption, many European Royalty received one, I've not seen it mentioned anywhere, good thread btw Alex K
  13. Hi all, another request for medal Identification, Kriegsmarine Admiral Schmidt, The last medal on the bar, it is suspended from a crown and cypher, not unlike the Danish Order of Dannebrog, but a medal not cross, the obverse seems to show 1 or 2 people facing right, could be wrong on that however. any help appreciated regards Alex K
  14. Hi Thanks a bunch, GMIC comes up trumps again regards Alex K
  15. Bringing History to life...

    Hi Larry another very nice one With regards to background colour I tend to agree, many of my "Portraits" I choose a blue/grey/green-ish background, it's neutral but can be "tweeked" a little to add interest at times
  16. Napoleonic images

    Hi all, just for those interested, I came upon this site which I found interesting, images of Napoleon vets in their original Uniforms. very interesting http://mashable.com/2014/10/27/napoleonic-wars-veterans/#3wawo94uOEqU
  17. Napoleonic images

    Glad you like them, a few more, around the Crimean war, a few French included http://mashable.com/2016/01/06/crimean-war/#Z52jowPW6uqw
  18. Bringing History to life...

    Hi Larry really fine work as usual, regards Alex Just to keep the ball rolling a while longer One that's a little bit different, I'm 99% sure I've got the decorations correct
  19. Bringing History to life...

    Hi Thanks for your comments ref. Immelmann, I do like to be as accurate as possible, I do make some mistakes, so based on your comments
  20. Bringing History to life...

    Hi, thanks, I did this for a member of someone's family member, I was told which service branch he was in. regards Yes I was aware of it being Prince Adalbert, attached a few more members of his immediate family, I've yet to add Prince Eitel and the Empress, (They are not real postcards!), Got their Grandad and a few Uncles somewhere I think
  21. Bringing History to life...

    Nice to see new postings in the thread, one I've dug out quite interesting for me, taken in Southern Austria WW1 Ice Tunnel regards Alex K
  22. Hi Simon, thanks for the extensive quantity of information, so it's one of the many in the Ashcroft collection, should have guessed he would have it regards and thanks Alex K
  23. Hi all, I'm doing a bit of research into VC recipients and came across this image, does anyone know who he is and the actions that resulted in the award of the VC, as usual any help much appreciated regards Alex K