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    General military history, First Empire, 18th century wars, the Great War, medals and decorations, figure painting, 'battlefield crawling'.....

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  1. Jaybo

    1813 ? EK 2 on ebay

    What do you mean by the "design of the core'? Also, I was led to believe on this forum that a real 1813 EK 2 has an oak sprig whose stem is straighter than later issues and leaves more like cabbage leaves. The ebay piece looks to me (albeit an untrained eye) to have those characteristics. But I trust your opinion which is why it is so good to be a member of the GMIC. Thanks.
  2. Jaybo

    1813 ? EK 2 on ebay

    Thank you for your expertise. Based on the final sale price I assumed it was. I want to acquire a real 1813 EK 2 but will only do so through a reputable dealer ( like Detlev N.). If you would be willing to send me a PM as to how you came to your opinion I would appreciate it. Thanks.
  3. Jaybo

    1813 ? EK 2 on ebay

    It went for just under $1,400 last week. I would enjoy hearing opinions on its 'authenticity'. I certainly wasn't going to gamble on it though that price was indeed probably too good to be true.
  4. Jaybo

    1813 ? EK 2 on ebay

    Thanks. Yes, it is still for auction. It looks authentic to me but I thought the experience here could weigh in with their thoughts. There are a lot of 'shavers' out there I have learned.
  5. I saw this item Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse 1813 EK2 Preußen FW Friedrich Wilhelm lll mit Band ( 332559729084 ) for sale on ebay. The question is obvious; is it authentic or a fake. The seller responded to my inquiries by 'guarantying' it is genuine. However, he doesn't allow returns.....hmmmm. What say you experten on the GMIC? Although it appears genuine to my untrained eye, I recall in a previous 1813 EK thread that the person had only ever seen one genuine 1813 EK for sale on ebay. Caveat emptor?
  6. Jaybo

    Strange St Helena medal

    Very cool if authentic. It looks a little like the 'Dying Eagle' monument at Waterloo. Perhaps it is covered in the Moreau book (which I do not own, alas) on the veterans association medals of post-Napoleonic France.
  7. Jaybo

    The 1812 Russian-Turkish War

    I don't have any images of this war but it does make me think of a postulation that I have had for years. What if at Tilsit, Napoleon would have offered Alexander and Austria unfettered 'access' to the Balkans & Constantinople, to divide as they saw fit (minus Greece perhaps)? As Bismarck would later say, "the Balkans aren't worth the bones of one Pomeranian grenadier!" That would of really taken up Austria & Russia's efforts. It would have also peeved the British.
  8. Jaybo

    Marching to the Beat of a 9 Bars KGL MGS Medal

    I really miss Rick Research. RIP.
  9. Gentlemen, Can anyone help me with this issue: how did this minor Saxon principality issue a 'Waterloo' Medal? I realize that this tiny state had an infantry regiment in the Confederation of the Rhine under Napoleon (4th Rheinbund) that serve in the XI Corps (along the Northern German coast) during the Russian Campaign (per Nafziger). However, I cannot find any order of battle listing a Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg contingent in the Waterloo campaign. What gives?
  10. Jaybo

    EK 1813 Winner photo

    Incredible photo. I have never seen a photo of a Napoleonic veteran with that many different decorations. Outstanding.
  11. Merci beaucoup Augustin. Was there a difference between medals issued to officers and other ranks? Thanks.
  12. Does anyone have the history and details of this particular Prussian medal issued in 1863 to the survivors of the Napoleonic Wars? Thanks.