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  1. Yes, that's my website which I update twice a month. All the photos in the Gallery section and used as illustrations for articles are from my personal collection.
  2. Frankly speaking I doubt this is a Friedensheer serviceman, I assume this vet serves with Firefighting or Red Cross agency or any other organization. Sorry, I can't get what do you mean by "photo hp. with uniform pics"?
  3. Sure I know that is not Green Aiguillette with Westphalian Horse!!! I just mentioned it as an example of award lanyardsthat did exist then...
  4. Many thanks, Laurentius! I wouldn't say so, as the lower end of the twisted cord seems to be fastened firmly to the interior portion of the breast pocket button, while the upper one is stitched or attached somehow else to the inner part of the blouse button... Maybe it's a kind of long service or good conduct decoration, something like a Green Aiguillette with Westphalian Horse?
  5. Dear Gentlemen, I need your expertise in attribution of this Weimar Republic-era portrait. I assume this man is a firefighter, but I may be wrong. Fragment with decorations and sleeve insignia. - EK II ausg.1914; - Kriegsdenkmünze 1914/18 des Kyffhäuserbundes mit Frontkämpfer-Abzeichen (als Feldspange); - ??? - certain aiguillette
  6. Here are the buttons.
  7. I thought about embassy official too...
  8. Any ideas on the branch of service of this gemtleman judging from the uniform he wears?
  9. Many thanks for your help, Michael!
  10. Dear gentlemen, could you please help to ID neck order and second order of this military (?) official? CDV is from 1890s, I assume, and was made in Paris. Neck order - ??? Breast decorations: 1. Croix d'officier de la Légion d'honneur 2. ??? 3. British Crimea Medal with two official clasps and strange upper clasp 4. Ottoman Mecidiye Nişanı, 4th or 5th class. 5. Russian Imperial Order of Saint Anna, 3rd grade. Is it possible to identify this Monsieur?
  11. Dear gentlemen, could you please let me know whether it's an original WWI Prussian belt buckle or a modern-day reproduction/copy/fake? Thinking of buying it but need advise to be on a safe side! Thanks in advance! Unfortunately I don't have better photos as these are the only two provided by a seller.
  12. I see what you mean - you are talking about Deutsche Ehrendenkmünze des Weltkrieges, but that's not the one on portrait... Please compare colour scheme.
  13. Well, just had a look at the portrait through the magnifying glass, but those vertical stripes are clearly visible. It seems they were really "present" at the original ribbon and are not defect of printing.