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  1. I suspect it wil remain with e-medals for the foreseeable future paul
  2. Also no Tamar in the 1998 in the forgotten king Ferdinand Sotheby's sale which i catalogued and none with the pieces which remained with the family. PAUL
  3. It is best to stick with the urkundes they tend to be less of a problem p
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    Identification help

    50th Anniversary of Campaigns in the Caucasus 1906. paul
  5. Difficult to be certain as all recipients of the order of Queen Tamar only received the award document. The stars were made privately at the recipient's expense which is why there are miriads of variants ranging from awful to superb quality. Paul
  6. The royal victorian order was unnumbered prior to 1902 so this is a nice very early piece paul
  7. Having read this book I can say I am very impressed. This is a comprehensive work dealing with the history and evolution of both orders. Various makers and marks of both Turkish and European madeeeer pieces. From the detailed images it is possible to establish the period of manufacture. There is an in depth study of the jewelled pieces and given the quality of the forger's handy work there is a detaled study and listings of copies of each order. This is a work that Avsar has spent several years producing and it is nothing short of a masterpiece. If you have an interest in Orders buy this book, it is worth its weight in gold and probably the finest phaleristic studies to have appeared for several years. Paul
  8. It is possible that the group was made up post 1971 when the Edward medal was exchangable for the George medal as was the Albert medal. The recipient could have been in his 70's and an interwar Edward Medal recipient such as the Bentley colliery disaster. Could have had the set made up for a Buckingham palace garden party or a VC/GC association beano. all the best, Paul
  9. Interesting set of Hashemite royalist propoganda. Lovely. Paul
  10. Lars, Unofficial loosely based on Tunisian Nichan Iftikhar. Paul
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    The quality of these badges varies immensely. While not that attractive it is possible that it is genuine. paul
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    Death Penny

    scarcest of the 3 services and nice that it's a unique name. Paul
  13. As the DCM was only awarded to other ranks miniatues are scarcer. mainly worn by those later commissioned. Paul
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    Imperial Russian medal, 4th class

    Timo, Can't see anything obviously wrong with it. All the best Paul
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    Bahawalpur - 1904 Birth of Heir Apparent Medal

    I am guilty of the sin of envy Paul
  16. Frank. It is very similar to the order of Aviz, including the ribbon. Given Aviz is a military award could it be awarde to military explorers? Paul
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    What medal is this?

    Zetland lodge 1005 founded 1864 based in gloucester. Paul
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    What medal is this?

    It is french it says essayez which means try. I suspect the medal is probably masonic related. Paul
  19. Peter. Occam's razor brings back memories of my philosophy course all those years ago. I think you are right the group has more questions than answers. Paul
  20. True Chris a WW1 DCM and bar with previous Boet war service. Paul
  21. Centres often tone like that,seems to have honest wear and the reverse appears fine. Obviously with someting of that value it is worth getting quality enlargements as there are exceptionally good copes around. It would be well worth investing in a copy of Mc Daniel. Paul
  22. Ìf the dcm was GV then there would be ww1 medals entitlement. Paul
  23. Surely if it were a DCM and bar the DCM would be Victoria or EVII. Paul
  24. Can't see any obvioùs problems Paul
  25. Alas david could be one of quite a large number of SA officers and little chance of getting further Paul