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  1. Greetings BalkanCollector, nice to hear from you. Don't mention it, I'll do my best to be more active in the future.
  2. I'm not sure about the red mouth detail, as I mentioned this is really not my filed, but the back side looks good. I've never even held one of those in my hands but it seems to me that the wolf's head can be easily separated from the base of the badge.
  3. Here's an illustration from the Official Gazette (Службени лист), apologies if I already posted it in this topic. -Silver fineness I (.950) "rooster" in square. -Silver fineness II (.900) "rooster" in pentagon. -Silver fineness III (.800) "rooster" in hexagon.
  4. JSO is really not my field but could you post a photo of the back side? Based on my very limited knowledge the back side tells a lot about the authenticity of the badge. If you can see impressed wreath it should be good.
  5. Charity Cross, different types, awarded to the same person.
  6. My theory - "follow the numbers". TYPE 1 (based on what I've seen so far): -ZIN/ZNB wider screw nut, numbers ranging from (probably) 1 to ~20K -IKOM wider screw nut, numbers ranging from ~20K to ~70K -ZIN/ZNB wider screw nut, numbers ranging from ~70K to ~77K -ZIN/ZNB narrower screw nut, numbers ranging from ~78K to ~82K -IKOM narrower screw nut, numbers ranging from ~70K to ~192K (numbers overlapping with some of the ZIN/ZNB's wider screw nut orders) -ZIN/ZNB narrower screw nut, numbers ranging from ~193K to ~200K
  7. Greetings everyone, It's been months since my last visit to the forum so it will take me a while until I go through everything posted since. That being said I'll try to shed some light on the decoration presented by Gunner 1. First of all, BalkanCollector already mentioned something interesting, as far as I know, they stopped writing down numbers on the certificates in 1960. I have to check this later but I believe I have several numbered decorations (most probably remade ones) awarded post-1960 without numbers on the certificates. The main problem with the order in question is the fact it's a second type, i. e. post-1973 type, while the certificate itself is dated 1962. That leads me to believe someone paired up that particular order with a box and a certificate of another decoration. The only other option that comes to mind is a possibility of a replacement. Perhaps this lady was awarded with the first type which got lost some time later, post-1973, so they gave her a replacement piece (2nd type) upon her request.
  8. I visited National Military History Museum in Sofia around 5 years ago and I was quite surprised with the number of exhibited Serbian decorations, especially Takovo. There are probably more of them on display in Sofia than in Belgrade. General Dragutin Franasović (Драгутин Франасовић), photo from the 1890s. We can see Bulgarian Order for Bravery 4th Class 2nd grade on his medal bar. I presume he was decorated for the actions during 1876-78 Wars even though the order was established in 1880.
  9. Doesn't matter, still an interesting find
  10. Bayern, thank you for your prompt reply. So we can definitely exclude Denmark, what about Netherlands and Belgium? I forgot to mention its size - 5,5x5,5 cm.
  11. Unfortunately I can't find any information about it. I don't remember seeing them in wear nor stumbling upon them in literature. As far as I know Serbian regulations don't mention "embroidered decorations", I don't know about Montenegro. If you discover anything, please let us know.
  12. Greetings, Does anyone recognize this navy cap badge, presumably European? A fellow collector received it recently and we can't find any information about it. I wasn't sure in which category to put it but since the most monarchies are located in the northern part of the Old Continent this seemed like the best option. All comments are more than welcome.
  13. Very nice, thanks for sharing. Interesting to see Takovo III around his neck
  14. Thanks for sharing! Is the wreath of the 2nd or the 3rd class hallmarked? I don't remember seeing 2nd classes like that before but of course that doesn't mean they don't exist.