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  1. ribbon identification

    Hmm... could the first one be the Order of the Star of Ethiopia? /Michael
  2. Could the last one be the Romanian Order of the Star (military grade in peacetime)? /Michael
  3. Are the insignias returned upon the death of the recipient? If so, the same number is used for several persons. /Michael
  4. Cross identification.

    Apologies for maybe pointing out the obvious... something Swedish judging from the "Petterson, Stockholm" stamp?
  5. Ahh... yes, of course... They DO look quite homemade... /Michael
  6. Not sure I understand what your question is? This is the military division of the Order of the Crown (first type). /Michael
  7. I know the gentleman who processed my request. He fully understood my question and I'm 100% convinced I wasn't just 'brushed off'. /Michael
  8. I can only say that although the evidence seems overwhelming, I myself have been fooled before... Take a look at these two Dannebrog crosses - one belongs to the Danish Chapter of the Orders, the other was offered for sale at Künker in 2015. At the time of the auction I asked the Chapter if their specimen was still in their possession and the answer was yes... So apparently two different crosses despite the similarities...
  9. Amazing! Thanks for showing /Michael And glad to hear you can't create an old (non-enamel) version by mutilating a new enameled version.
  10. Can a fake also be made from the 'new design' with the enamel removed or would they differ in more ways than just the enamel? /Michael
  11. My first thought was that - since there was no Dannebrog on the bar - he was not listed in those books. I did double check however, because I have seen people wear a Dannebrog Commander (full size) around the neck and their remaining foreign decorations as miniatures. But no luck. There was 1 hit, but he was awarded a lot of other decorations (incl. Danish ones) that would definitely be found on his miniature bar. However, all hope is not lost... There IS another source of Danes with decorations - the "Kraks Blaa Bog" (an annual Who is Who of Danes). People listed in those books don't have to be Dannebrog recipients (although most of them are), just need to be found 'worthy' of being listed. Unfortunately it does not always list which classes of the orders are awarded. Now, my program also searches a single volume of this book, the 1922 edition. There was a single hit! This guy was awarded the 3 decorations shown and nothing else: Alexander Svedstrup (1864-1930). Writer. Now, this is not a 100% guarantee that this is your guy. I have no way of checking which classes he received of those orders and there could in theory be other recipients. /Michael P.S: The Thai Order of the Crown is the pre-1948 type, so it fits the bill...
  12. Hi Andreas, Well, kind of... There are state and court calendars which list awards to Danish recipients, but ONLY if they were awarded a class of the Order of Dannebrog (that was the criteria for being listed in the calendar). Same goes for those volumes that compiled lists and small biographies of Dannebrog recipients, that appeared in 1903 (amended in 1906/08), 1950, 1954, 1960 and 1970. The one published in 1929 only had the short bios, not a list of awards. If you PM me the composition of awards, I have a little Excel program that can look it up in those volumes (no, it is not a standalone program, it just references page nos. in those volumes) and can try to make a search. The more unique the composition, the more likely a hit, of course... /Michael
  13. Great reference, thanks! Turkish orders/medals are unknown territory for me, so great to have a reference chart. /Michael
  14. Hi Kvart, According to Norges Statskalender 1966, Jorstad was appointed Commander of St. Olav in 1952. /Michael
  15. Yes Egorka, Andreas is right. This is the list of "Fortjenstmedaljen" ("Medal of Merit"). The "Royal Medal of Recompense" ("Belønningsmedaljen") were never listed and not only that - it will not appear in the list of abbreviations appended after a name. Andreas, I believe you're on the right track. I was a bit thrown off by the alleged link to the Duke of Cumberland. /Michael
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