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  1. I have an Ethiopian Order of Holy Trinity grand cross breast star in my collection. It has a hallmark which is unknown for me. It looks like the the top row has two letters 'A' and 'B'. What do you think it could be Arthus Bertrand as the manufacturer? What does the other marks mean? Thanks, Balazs
  2. I have found that the lower mark is also an Arthus-Bertrand mark. It is a wheel gear and a star above. The AB & Cie and the lower mark together was used from 1911.
  3. Owain, Thank you for your kind help. I am trying to check the French silver marks, maybe I can find some informations. Kind regards, Balazs
  4. This is my newest item in my collection, an Italian Order of Crown Commander. It has a manufacturers mark ('t2') which is unknown to me? Can you please help me which firm could it be? Thanks, Balazs
  5. I have an other interesting tunic which needs an identification. The buttons looks like Green Howards buttons. What kind of tunic could it be? Is it a late Victorian period volunteers tunic for Green Howards? There is a crown on the upper left arm, is it a rank insignia (sergeant major) or something else? Something is missing from the shoulder boards, there is stitching on the reverse? Was it the name and number of the battalion? Thank you for your help. Balazs
  6. Gents, I need some help to identify the following tunic. It looks like a 'Guards pattern' with a Guards pattern lace, ' Firmin & Sons Ld - St Martins Lane' marked buttons and a stamp on the inside 'Inspected RMC 3 - 11 - 1911'. What kind of tunic could it be? What is the abbreviation 'RMC' stands for? Royal Military College? Sandhurst or Canada? Thank you for your comments. Balazs [/IMG]
  7. Thank you William. I've learnt a lot about the stamps from your comment.
  8. I've found some interesting photos about Guards bandsman uniforms. All of them are from early 20th century.
  9. Thank you for your comments. I tried to search for the Swiss origin, but the only result was the ebay auction on your link. I think the seller is not sure about the origin, beacause at the end of the description there are keywords as 'Foot Guards, Grenadiers, Fusiliers, British Army, Uniform. Georgian era. Switzerland'. If it is not British the stamp on the inside is strange.
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    Help needed - japan badge

    Thank you for your fast help.
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    Help needed - japan badge

    Hello Gents, I need some help about this Japanese badge/medal. What can it be? The ribbon looks like the ribbon of the Order of The Rising Sun, but the badge is different. Is it an association badge/medal or something else? Thank you for your help. Regards, Balazs
  12. Hello Jannis, IMO the multiple award bar and the ribbon looks like a modern copy. These ribboons used to be late 20st century copies. The medal is a very nice original bravery medal. Regards, Balazs
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    Legion of Honor Monarchy of July question

    Bison, Thank you for your great help. I have found an interesting book, which is available online, maybe it will useful to someone:" Histoire générale des ordres de chevalerie, civils et militaires, existant en Europe ; Empire français ; Légion d'honneur" from 1811, by Nicolas Viton de Saint Allais https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_L04MAQAAMAAJ Regards, Balazs
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    Legion of Honor Monarchy of July question

    I am a beginner in collecting Legion of Honor. I found some books about this order, but I do not know which is the best source if I would like to learn about the types, maufacturers and characteristics of the award. Which is the for a collector? Can you please give me some advise? Thanks, Balazs
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    Gold Merit Cross with Crown

    The link: http://medals.extra.hu/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=567
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    Gold Merit Cross with Crown

    Of course:-). Unfortunately not the best photos. I have posted it in a topic on medals.extra.hu, but the forum doesn't work now, so I can't be able the insert the link now.
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    Gold Merit Cross with Crown

    It looks like as a funeral piece, I have a FJO knight's cross which manufacture is similar to it.
  18. Thanks Bill for the information. I thought that the colour of the lining is helpful for dating a tunic. The red silk lining is a very interesting info. Balazs
  19. What do you think, is it possible that this RAF uniform is from the early post WW2 era (1950s) or a later manufacture? Thanks for help. Regards, Balazs
  20. Hi Bill, Thanks for your help. It is a great info, I am not worried about the button in the future. As I see, the inside is grey on the later tunics probably from the 60s, before it was blue? Could it be another crucial point on dating a tunic? Balazs
  21. Hi Bill, Thanks for your help and fo the links! I thought I have to be aware with the bottom button, because it can be easily change to a standard button. What do you think it frequent? Yes, it has the belt, it is hanging from the back side. I am before the purchase now but I would like to be sure that it is an early post war uniform. Thanks, Balazs
  22. The belt is sewn on, fixed to the back of the tunic, the tunic has Kings Crowns buttons, the inside is made of blue silk. The inside of the trousers is white.
  23. What do you think is there any possibility to attach a name to the tunic? Unfortunately the taylor's label is missing. I tried to put a name to it but I haven't got any access to databases, books which could help. I thought CB, CBE, and the North Africa Star with the No. 8 attachment could help. Thanks, Balazs
  24. Thanks! I hope it too. What do you think is it possible that the MID is equivalent to the V-device on various US awards?
  25. Thanks for your help! I thought the CB-CBE pair is possible for the top row because both ribbon has the same width. The 2 MID's and The Africa Star with the 8th Army attachment could help to find the original owner, but my search wasn't successful, although I haven't got any access to regiment or other histories which can help... Thanks, Balazs
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