paul wood

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  1. I am researching a Star of the Order of the 25th February 1948, IE the first class, I can't seem to find any appearing in Czech auctions/dealers lists, does anyone know roughly how many were issued and has anyone ever seen one come up for sale. All the best, Paul
  2. Whoops forget to filter Edinburgh Gazette out. It will have to have an Independence referendum. Brian well done a nice purchase. Paul
  3. Brian London Gazette 16 April 1912 page 391 "Payne Edward, Shipwright, Portsmouth Dockyard" Nice one, somewhat better than the usual postman. Paul
  4. Only time I have come across the trade of Platelayer was on a Mesopotamian Railways Victory Medal, which unfortunately I failed to secure. Paul
  5. Michael, I would go along with that or supply officer. Paul
  6. My nose is full of the strong stench of bullshit. Paul
  7. 10 years faithful service in the fire brigade, however the hallmark looks quite odd. Paul
  8. Looks more like Hindenburg to me, an unofficial contemporary patriotic souvenir. Paul
  9. Is there a makers name on the inside of the lid? Paul
  10. Looks like Knight's badge of SS Maurice and Lazarus. Paul
  11. Lars I must confess I assumed the post 1905 type highly unlikely as he would have been pretty well in his dotage. Paul
  12. Jonas It is Oscar I, the guy with the dinky goatee, who founded the Order in 1847. Paul
  13. Based on the link I still don't like the numbers. It is possible that the engraver could have been on mega strength tractor fuel the night before but overall I think the badge poses more questions than answers. My feeling is there are genuine elements but some "enhancement". Personally I would wait for a better example to turn up. Paul
  14. Ahmed, welcome to GMIC It is the Hussein al Kamil issue 1917-22, no clasp, which means that he did not participate in any of the campaigns in as a combatant. Is the piece unnamed or does it have Arabic numerals on the edge? Paul
  15. The Order he is wearing is slightly different from the illustration above. It is a Civil Division, Pre 1905 Second class set, with Oscar I monogram. Now to find British recipients of the Order probably 1880s or 90's who participated in the Indian Mutiny, although with a no clasp medal it is always possible he was a civilian. Paul
  16. I don't like the number on it, looks unofficial to me. Paul
  17. Superb, what a lovely thing, I suppose it comes under the label of pattern or trial piece. A nice find. Paul
  18. It is a municipal badge which bears the municipal arms, possibly a local councillors badge. Paul
  19. Christer, It is the Royal Household Medal, Albert I, second class, for foreign recipients, instituted February 3 1910. Paul
  20. Mind you that "pheasant" would look good in my bath tub especially if it were yellow. Paul
  21. A very nice pre-Great War Knight's breast badge, the workmanship from this period is of the highest quality. Paul
  22. Ilieff, Well done, a lovely site which I am sure involved a lot of blood, sweat and tears. A first rate job. Paul
  23. Basically these are generally speaking Great War issues when the gold was needed for the war effort. The same is true with most German Imperial Orders. Paul
  24. Thank you hence the superior quality. Paul
  25. That is lovely and seriously rare. Paul