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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. Congrats! Now get the other three (1813, 1813-14, 1814) if you don't already have them. Then there is the 1863 50th anniversary medal........Enjoy.
  2. Jaybo

    British Waterloo Medal

    Thank you .
  3. Jaybo

    British Waterloo Medal

    Thanks Paul. I did do a Google image search for ‘Waterloo Medal 1st Foot Guards’ and the ones I found all Grenadier Guards in some form, not 1st Foot Guards. I was surprised. But as I understand it, this regiment was given the title Grenadier Guards in 1815 after Waterloo. When was the medal issued in 1815 vis a vis the regiments new honor?
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    Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg Waterloo Medal

    Thank you. That is the medal to which I asked about.
  5. Jaybo

    German participant of Waterloo 1815

  6. Jaybo

    British Waterloo Medal

    Thanks Paul. I thought as much. I have a chance to purchase one but it is impressed ‘Grenadier Guards’. Your thoughts?
  7. Jaybo

    British Waterloo Medal

    Should a British Waterloo Medal awarded to a member of the 1st Foot Guards be engraved as such or should it be labeled as to the Grenadier Guards? Thanks in advance.
  8. Mes amis, Should a Waterloo Medal awarded to the 1st Foot Guards be labeled as such or should it read to the 'Grenadier Guards'? Thanks and all the best.
  9. Jaybo

    Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg Waterloo Medal

    Thank you Augustin1813.
  10. 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.
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    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?