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Elmar Lang

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    Orders, Decorations and Medals of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, from Maria Theresia up to 1918;
    Awards of the former socialist countries.

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  1. Elmar Lang

    Unknown arm insignia

    I think that to identify the badge and uniforms, we should refer to early Czechoslowakia, or even Poland, from the early 20s. I cannot imagine that badge being an imperial AH one. Best, E.L.
  2. The ÖGO is a well-known, serious association, that also publishes an interesting bulletin.
  3. A good picture of the hinge and of the silver marks (besides the makers marks) would help a lot. E.L.
  4. Elmar Lang

    A General with the "Literis et Artibus" Medal

    Interesting, thank you for the further, precious information. E.L.
  5. Elmar Lang

    Studio photos. RPPC.

    Dear Tony, the group photo, depicts Landesschützen, not Jaeger. Their cap is ornated with a Spielhahnstoß and the collars with Edelweiß. Is there any note, on the reverse? Best wishes, Enzo (E.L.)
  6. Elmar Lang

    Austrian military merit cross

    A mistake that surely wouldn't have been done by an Austrian officer...
  7. Elmar Lang

    Italy - Medals relating to Albania

    Just to add further info regarding Col. Mario Stampacchia, whose award document of the Skanderbeg Order was posted by Bob, I would like to say that this officer received two Silver and one Bronze medals for military valour, during WW1
  8. Elmar Lang

    Austrian military merit cross

    Hello, I'm on holydays abroad, and no chance to reach my copy of Mericka's book "Orden und Ehrenzeichen der Oesterreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie", Wien, Schroll, 1974, until late in the next week. From what I see, there could be good chances that it could be a piece coming from the auction of the Fattovich collection, taken in Turin in June 2015. Perhaps, the auction catalogues could still be seen online. It's always a good occasion, to remember the Venetian collector; a true old-style gentleman, with a deep knowledge in the field of Imperial Austrian phaleristic. A curious note: also his wife, was a passionate collector.
  9. Elmar Lang

    Small collection of Leopold

    The date of the Statutes, can be detected from the date of the last "Nachtrag" to the statutes.
  10. Elmar Lang

    Small collection of Leopold

    The Leopold Order is one of the most beautiful European awards and one of my favourites.
  11. This medal, is a fine, original bronze "Jubiläums-Hofmedaille 1898"; as correctly remebered by Tifes, the triangular ribbon with bar, was for military, while the straight one of narrower width also with years' and suspension bars were for civil servants. The golden one at the opening of the topic, is a copy that can be attributed to Rothe & Neffe. I remember identical pieces in their shop, back in the late '70s. Best wishes, E.L.
  12. Dear Avsar, all the compliments for your cultural effort in phaleristic, are well deserved! All the best, Enzo (E.L.)
  13. Elmar Lang

    Military-merit-crosses

    Hello Dejan, here too, my compliments for the fine pieces and their display. I regret to say that I don't have any length of original 1849-50 MVK ribbon, besides that mounted on my own pieces... All the best, Enzo (E.L.)
  14. Hello, this medal is described in this book: Franco Scandaluzzi: "Medaglie e Distintivi della Resistenza e della Liberazione", Milan, 2001, page 124. There it's indicated as one of the various general commemorative medals given after the liberation, from the local veterans' organizations of the "C.V.L.". The book also indicates a "normal" tricolour ribbon. The purple one with tricolour borders, should be the one for the official volunteers' medal of the type for the National Liberation Corps. Best wishes, E.L.
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