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VtwinVince

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  1. Tom is right, and there are numerous variations in the jeweler pieces, and a subculture of collectors who like them.
  2. I believe the EK1 case is an early WW1 example. Ones from 1870 are extremely rare. You have a case for the Friedrich Order, which looks to be a real gold award piece. The MVO is marked for Weiss & Co. A very interesting grouping. The mini medal bar is also great.
  3. Very interesting group of items, the Gallipoli Star is a real gem, not often seen with a genuine case. What markings are on the BMVO4mK?
  4. Not a ommon medal, and hard to find mounted. I have a cased example on a bow, and one on a bar.
  5. Not the best photos, but I think it looks good. These things are very scarce.
  6. Agreed, there are so many issues with that bar, I don't know where to start.
  7. That is a very interesting bar, I've never seen that device for the MVK before.
  8. Agreed, really nice bars. I've always had a soft spot for Lippe.
  9. Nice and very scarce award. I have one in my lifesaving collection.
  10. Looks like a 1957 version by Steinhauer & Lueck. These are sought after as they are not that common.
  11. Hi Seeheld, very nice medal bar, I was watching this one. Congratulations.
  12. LOL John, I've been on crutches quite a bit lately due to an accident, so no joking about such things. On a lighter note, I'm looking forward to your project regarding our friend Buttlar. My dad was impressed that he was a Pour le Merite winner, since he grew up in East Prussia, where such orders were held in high regard.
  13. You got that right. I'm still annoyed that I missed the von Lossnitzer medal bar that came up on the 'other forum' some years ago, and was snagged by member Alex.
  14. D'oh, I chalk that up to early-onset dementia, constantly repeating myself. Have a good new year.
  15. I can't help with the list, John, but anecdotally, my dad lived in the same building as a refugee after the war with this guy, and he was a pretty interesting guy according to the old man.
  16. Nice find, Scott, those GMVM's are getting pretty tough to find. I still have that medal bar with the 333er that I got from you.
  17. Hmmm, that's interesting. Maybe from a Jacobite family, my grandmother's neighbor in Koenigsberg was called Douglas.
  18. Very interesting Schnalle, Claudio. I presume this officer had some Anglo background, judging from his name?
  19. VtwinVince

    Rising Sun 3rd Class?

    Dear forumites, I know virtually nothing about these, but I'm guessing this is a 3rd class? It shows some wear to the enamel on both sides from being worn. Any details you can provide such as approximate age would be greatly appreciated.
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    Another Rising Sun

    Dear colleagues, Here is another one, I'm guessing a 6th class? Any details of course most welcome.
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    Medal Bar

    Need help with this medal bar, which I believe is from the 1905 war. Can anyone help with the maker of the St. George Cross? Note the number stamped at the eyelet. Also, this is not my area of collecting, so if someone could give me a rough idea on value, it would be appreciated.
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    Medal Bar

    Hi egorka, Thanks for those images, very useful. So if I understand you, only one font was used for these pieces? Do you think the other two medals are also fakes? It seems amazing that someone would go to the trouble of producing such fakes and then getting obvious details such as the font wrong.
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    Medal Bar

    Thanks for your input. In all honesty I find these Russian medals a complete minefield. I have seen worse looking items deemed original, and vice versa. I have had a good look at these, and they are die struck and show a lot of wear. I know the quality is atrocious, but this is nothing new for this material, as far as I can tell.
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