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Great Dane

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  1. I seriously doubt the "Danish volunteer" theory. The recipient was clearly Finnish (Finnish awards first), not Danish. And as I stated, the Danish Medal of Recompense must have been awarded between 1916 and 1920 (or shortly after).
  2. Furthermore, looking at the reverse of the Danish medal, it looks like the type that was struck between 1916 and 1920 (the wreath and maker's mark differ slightly between the types).
  3. If I remember correctly (Kvart can correct me if I'm wrong), the Norwegian commemorative medal was also often awarded in connection with state visits. Maybe he was in a supporting role during such visits (i.e. not as a court official, but as a lower ranking official like police etc.)
  4. Unfortunately there are no official lists for the Danish Medal of Recompense, as it could be awarded at the discretion of the King. It was typically awarded to foreigners in connection with a state visit.
  5. Andreas, Spot on. The Police Long Service medal should be easy to add if you so desire. They are issued unnamed. With all the medals being unnamed, it will be hard to determine the recipient.
  6. I have zero knowledge of uniforms, but to me it looks non-military... probably an ambassador or similar...
  7. Breast decoration no.2: Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Order of Francis I Neck badge: Looks like Greece - Order of the Redeemer /Michael
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    Unknown US "Freedom" Medal

    US Medal of Freedom Wiki Medal of Freedom /Michael
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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
  10. Edw. F. Oates is confirmed on the roll for 2nd Battalion /Michael. Also marked as "In action Ridgeway 1866"
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    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).
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    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
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    Danish Medal Collection

    Looks to be a privately issued medal for - probably - a sporting event in Copenhagen in 1926...
  14. 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...
  15. An excellent group! Thanks for showing. /Mike
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    Double dragon miniature group

    Well... Red Crescent I assume....?
  17. "For not following orders" /Michael
  18. That medal doesn't have degrees and was awarded to people serving on the hospital ship only (and a few in supporting roles). /Michael
  19. 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
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    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.
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    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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    Order of the Double Dragon - Chinese recipients

    One has to be a bit careful.. it could be a stock photo in lack of one linked to the actual resignations. That often happens with sudden events and a need for a photo for illustration.
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    Saint Stanislaus Breast Star unknown origin

    Interesting... Jacob's "Court Jewelers of the World" has only this small entry under FRANCE: "MIGNOLET - This name has been seen only once, on a pre-1910 second-class star of the Portuguese Order of Christ."