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  1. For those interested in the Order of the Westphalian Crown this would be of interest. On a recent auction I was OUTBID - so it's not mine. But this is the best miniature I've ever seen of this one, gold, 3 dimensional, and on a chain with the full suite apart from the Order of Spain. Enjoy!
  2. Is it a full size medal bar or a miniature group that is on display behind the director, and do you happen to have a better photo of that one?
  3. Hello, just wanted to show a recent purchase which I believe is a Navy support badge of excellent workmanship, 22 mm. Maker marked under the needle, but unreadable to me. Enjoy!
  4. Order of the White Tiger

    This may be completely off topic in this thread, but about a year ago I was unfortunately outbid on this miniature group (so it's not mine). The fourth miniature was described as medal of the order of the tiger. As this is unknown to me I'd like to know if this is a lower class of this order - or something completely else? Just curious! /Lars
  5. Spolei, thank you for the info, I never realized the 50 years cross were returnable, but that explains why you don't see them, apart from the fact that 50 years is a pretty long time to serve. /Lars
  6. Another Bavarian chain from Weiss & Co which recently landed in my collection. Most of the miniatures are rather common items but I'd like to get some info on the "Ehrenkreuz des Ludwigsordens für 50 Dienstjahre" which were awarded from 1827-1916. I have not really been able to find any info on this one in the sources I have, I did find one in gold in an older Thies catalogue (the Blass collection) valued quite expensive which could indicate that this is quite rare. Would any have some info on award numbers etc on this one? It's a rather nice fire gilded miniature, this didn't came out well in the scan. Enjoy! Lars
  7. ribbon identification

    I agree that the first is most likely Ethiopian, but could also be a little more exotic like .... I have seen this ribbon mounted as green/yellow/red but also as red/yellow/green, this is btw a miniature!
  8. All, I'm hoping for a little help. A friend and I is in need of one or more photos of the German WW1 U38 Commander Max Valentiner, BUT from the WW2 period (1940-1946), civil and/or in his Kriegsmarine uniform. U38 operated during WW1 in the Mediterranean with Max Valentiner as captain. Valentiner won a Pour le Merite, which he later gave to a distant relative who helped him settling in southern Denmark after WW2. This story is beeing documented in an article which will be published in the Danish Orders and Medals Society magazine, so we're only interested in photos that can be published. We have also searched the net for such a photo withut luck, but should we have missed something a hint would also be of interest. Can anybody help with this request? /Lars
  9. I recently got an example of the Latvian flying badge to compare to the drawing shown earlier here ...
  10. Uwe and Peter, thank you for your comments, and sorry for this late reply. Uwe, after having spent some time on the net I understand that these "Siegespfennig" would be private purchases to commemorate a certain event, and should not be confused with miniature medals although they have the size and appereance as such, is this correct. Or would they be worn together with other miniature decorations? Lars
  11. Wild Card, a beautiful miniature, respect! Perhaps you'll be able to help me a little with your knowledge about these early miniatures. I recently got this one, I assume it's from Hessen, but I cannot find out exactly what it is, and from which part of Hessen - apart from the obvious text; .... Leipzig 1813. Any info on this one? Regards, Lars
  12. Gents, I hoping for a little help in identifying a Norwegian freedom fighter, I'm hoping some of our Norwegian members would use their knowledge here. The man on this photo is my now deceased fathers cousin, I found the picture some years ago but my fathers memory faded and he could not remember his cousins name anymore. I do have some clues about this person based on what my father could remember: 1. One of my fathers mothers (my grandmother) cousins were Max Manus, so he could be related to him, but I'm not sure of the family relations in Norway 2. He was quite upset about the German occupation and joined the resistance forces quite early in the war, my father remembered he was quite "active". 3. He was killed by the Germans during the war, this photo is dated 22/11-1942 on the reverse, assuming this is the date the photo were taken he must have been alive by then 4. He's last name could be "Bogstad", but this is based on my fathers family name and may not be so. Regards, Lars

    • FOR SALE

    Prussian Life Saving Medal, Friedrich III, nicely toned, original ribbon. Shipping is 13 € as signed-for at cost from here, payment in euro, preferrably by banktransfer.


  14. Ah, you bought it. Really nice to see a better picture, I was a little curious. A beautiful miniature I never knew existed before it came up.
  15. Westfale, I like it! I'm also quite taken by these small enamelled bars. If you're interested in Württemberg I can show you a enamelled 9 years service bar for NCO's 1874-1892! I suspect this is more common than yours. / Lars

    • FOR SALE

    Finland Order of the Finnish Lion, a undamaged cased older example.



    • FOR SALE

    A group of 4 with a finnish Order of the White Rose, a finnish Headquarters Cross, a Weimar Red Cross Order and a french LoH. Included is the membership booklet of the recipient.



    • FOR SALE

    A nice cased Bundeserdienstkreuz, Commanders neck cross plus 2 miniature awards. En early award, awarded in 1955 to a Finnish citizen, a small note from a newspaper in included. 200 € plus shipping plus eventual PayPal fees, a bank transfer is preferred.


  19. Mostly for you, Rudi. A rather small version, 12 * 14 mm.
  20. Well, my bet is that he's wearing a 1906-37 type Olav Commanders 1st class set. The ciphers of the Oscar type is very distinct and different from the ones on the photo (look below) and there's no lion above the crown. But interesting that he have an India Mutiny and 50 years later he gets a Olav Commander 1st class without having anything else. It's probably too late, but somebody should teach him the basics about mounting the ribbon !!!
  21. Finland Minis

    Hi Christer. Nice collection, but I have some thoughts on your last group. If this were to a Finnish recipient he would never had the FLC and the Lion mounted in that order, and if he were FLC II I would have expected that he had something else as well. I cannot really see the true colour of the first ribbon, but my initial thought by looking at the ribbons would be Belgium Order of Leopold, Poland Order of Polonia Restituta and (correct) France Order of Agriculture Although this may not be correct it seems that the group have been assembled later than sewn. There's absolutely no reason for the Agriculture to be mounted in this crude way with a huge steel ring btw the ribbon and the badge, the miniature would have been sewn neatly into the ribbon. /Lars

    • FOR SALE

    Persia, Order of the Sun and Lion Star. Uncleaned, a nice example, Silver, appr. 90 * 90 mm. Price is 650 Euro plus postage, preferrably paid by a bank transfer using BIC/IBAN.


  23. Just aquired an early Christmas gift for myself! Let me present a superb group from the early wars with 3 miniatures artistic mounted from a silver bar : Fürstentum Reuss: Ehrenkreuz für die Feldzüge 1814/1815, Austria: Silbernes Zivilehrenkreuz 1814, Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt: Erinnerungskreuz für 1814/15. The Austrian cross appears to be quite rare with only 149 awards according ti the litterature I have. The group was darker than black when I got it, but with a gentle cleaning we can see some fine details, especially of the Schwarzburg cross.
  24. Bulgarian Red Cross Medal

    Another miniature that just came in, 15 * 26 mm.