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    French officer, help with medals

    Looks like you got them right... No. 2 is definitely the Norwegian Order of St. Olav (Knight). No. 3 can be several French orders, I think. Not sure if the Order of Danilo is Knight grade? /Mike
  2. Edw. F. Oates is confirmed on the roll for 2nd Battalion /Michael. Also marked as "In action Ridgeway 1866"
  3. Great Dane

    Finland Medal Devices

    Hard to say... I believe the one in the middle of the 3rd row is for the Norwegian Freedom Cross (H7 = Haakon VII).
  4. Great Dane

    Transcription confirmation

    I believe the place referred to is "Violu u. Bernhardstein" See this link: https://www.lieux-insolites.fr/cicatrice/14-18/violu/violu.htm /Michael
  5. Great Dane

    Danish Medal Collection

    Looks to be a privately issued medal for - probably - a sporting event in Copenhagen in 1926...
  6. Maybe he felt the DRK was the prettiest one. That would explain why it was mounted in the first position and why the HK was clumsily added to the end instead of the beginning. It would also explain why his ribbon bar is in correct (I assume?) order - nothing pretty to show...
  7. An excellent group! Thanks for showing. /Mike
  8. Great Dane

    Double dragon miniature group

    Well... Red Crescent I assume....?
  9. "For not following orders" /Michael
  10. That medal doesn't have degrees and was awarded to people serving on the hospital ship only (and a few in supporting roles). /Michael
  11. Awarded the Danish Order of Dannebrog (Knight) 26. June 1888. Awarded the Swedish Order of the Sword (Knight) in 1888. /Michael
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    Saint Stanislaus Breast Star unknown origin

    Well, I think it is pretty straightforward... the jeweler is "Mignolet, successor of Mortier". I have embroidered breast stars (not Stanislaus) from the same period that follow the same pattern - written in ink on the back: "XYZ, successor of ABC". And Jacob's book mentions Mignolet as a jeweler. /Michael
  13. Great Dane

    Saint Stanislaus Breast Star unknown origin

    The "Almanach des 25.000 Adresses des principaux habitans de Paris" from 1820 has this entry under "Jewelers" ("Bijoutiers, Joailliers"): Mortier, Palais Royal, galerie des pierre. 34. In that case (i.e. if Mortier is the name of a jeweler), "Sr. de Mortier" could be short for "Successeur de Mortier" - Successor of Mortier). In those days this was a normal way of signaling the continuing business.
  14. Great Dane

    Saint Stanislaus Breast Star unknown origin

    In French a raised letter is used to indicate an abbreviation (at least it used to). So the line reads: "Sr. de Mortier", which might be an address (Sr. could be short for "sentier" -´passage). I believe Palais Royal was a large complex (not just the palace) which used to house various artisans, including jewelers.
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