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HenkWillem

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  1. Hello all, I recently came across this german dagger. I've seen a lot of different daggers, but this one is new to me (my interest is not into daggers). Can somebody tell me more about this model and originality? All your help is very much appreciated!
  2. Thank you guys! Luckely I didn't buy it. Somebody wanted to sell it to me, but since I'm not collecting daggers or German stuff, I rejected the offer. But I became curious about its origin. And that problem is now solved. Again, Thank you both!!
  3. Hi all, Does somebody know what award or pin this is? Many thanks in advance!
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    Franc-tireur medal/badge?

    Hello all, Is there somebody that could tell me more about this medal/badge? I believe that it has something to do with the Légion étrangère. Here is also a photo of a former Legionair, who is wearing this medal/badge: http://nl.wikipedia....wiki/Jean_Krans (here they mention the badge as the badge of Franc-tireurs). Any help is appreciated!
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    Franc-tireur medal/badge?

    A relative of Jean Krans asked me if I knew what kind of badge it is. The idea of the French Foreign Legion is based on this sentence from the wikipedia site: "Hij noemde zich voortaan Jean en droeg dageljks het insigne van de franc-tireurs, een gouden doodskopje, als dasspeld onder zijn kin." Roughly translated: From now on he called himself Jean and wore daily the isignia of the Franc-Tireurs (a golden skull) as lapel pin under his chin. I have no further thoughts about the badge because it is not my area of interest, I'm just trying to help someone solving a mystery.
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    Masonic badges and medals - Collector's books

    "Clausen's commentaries on Morals and Dogma" also shows insignia (as drawings) of the different grades of the Scottish Rite. An online version of the book can be found on the website of the Masonic museum and libary of Phoenix: http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/clausens_commentaries/text.htm
  7. Thank you for this interesting topic!! Some of the medals look like cheap pins, for example the CHERNOGOLOVKA medal.
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    Masonic emblem

    Can somebody tell me more about this badge with leather "case": I believe that it is masonic. Templar, 30th degree..... Many thanks in advance!
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    Masonic emblem

    Thank you very much!
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    Masonic emblem

    Is there anyone with more information? I couldn't find anything (even when I use the information that Christopher gave me). Many thanks in advance!
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    Masonic emblem

    Thank you for this information! I'm looking forward to see the results of your find.
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    My vietnam medal collection

    Nice collection! There is a nice article about Vietnam medals in the last JOMSA, just for your interest.
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    Russian Air Force cap badges

    Thank you!
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    Unusual Masonic Emblem

    Ah, I didn't saw that topic. Thank you for posting the link. But can somebody tell me more about this statement: Is it only "awarded" in the US? I thought it was a worldwide used insignia.
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    Unusual Masonic Emblem

    Looks like a badge for the 30th degree in the Scottish Rite. Maybe somebody can tell more about this?
  16. Can somebody name all the medals? Many thanks in advance!
  17. The "silbernes Verdienstkreuz" looks like the early version of this Dutch house order: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_House_of_Orange The version shown on wikipedia is the most common type. I don't have any picture here of the old type.
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    Dutch Medals and Medalbars

    Royal house order of Orange:
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    Dutch Medals and Medalbars

    Order of the Dutch Lion:
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    Dutch Medals and Medalbars

    Other side of the miniature Militaire Willems-Orde (Military Order of William):
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    Dutch Medals and Medalbars

    Some of my collection:
  22. Ow ok , It was to good to be true
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