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  1. Hi, I am enclosing a picture of the Dutch TMPT cross. It is an official Dutch medal since 1952. TMPT means: Two days Military Physical Endurance Trials (in Dutch: Tweedaagse Militaire Prestatie Tocht). When you pass the trials at the end of day 2 you are awarded this cross. The organiser of the trials and the issuer of this cross is the Dutch Reserve Officers Association (KVNRO). I am looking for fellow collectors with this cross in their collection. If you do, please post a nice detailed picture of it of the front and back. At the moment i am studying this cross, the variations, the different makers and its history. FYI. The first crossed were issued in the Netherlands in 1936 till 1939. In 1940 and 1941 a Netherlands East Indies version of te trials were held. After WW2 in 1955 the trials were restarted till now. Once a year the trials are held. The picture i enclose is a 1937 version from my own collection. Thanks in advance. Herman
  2. Herman

    Dutch TMPT cross

    Let's revive this old topic. @SGM97B, well done. Indeed you are one of the few US miltary to participate and succeed. I enclose a picture of one of my favorite medal sets. This set is from a Dutch Colonel who was the first to reach 25 succesfull participations. At this moment only ten people succeeded to reach this number and qualified for the red enamelled cross. Regards Herman
  3. Interesting topic. Any new finds?
  4. Herman

    Identify This Medal ,Please

    Some sort of an award medal of the American Legion, a US veteran organisation. On the US Militaria Forum you can find a big variéty of medals this organisation issued over the years. Cheers Herman
  5. It seems that Otto Skorzeny was awarded a Commanders grade of this Order for his action late 1944. His awards which were at his funeral in 1975 shows this Order. Regards Herman
  6. Congratulations. Which state. ? It's a well worn example. Regards Herman
  7. Thanks Bill for the effort and the information. Cheers Herman
  8. Laurentius is correct. It's the first type that existed till 1910ish. Regards Herman
  9. Your example isn't numbered. This ia always the case I think with original issued ones. Regards Herman
  10. What I meant to say was that they only used this ribbon and put a Czech officer grade attachment on top. I did not mean to say that this Belgian officer served on a Danish hospitalship or in a Danish unit. Just that the medal mounted used some different ribbon which looked close enough to use it.
  11. Hello Guy, I checked my pictures and the Internet, but nothing similar in the Belgian medals. Even the Belgian Red Cross medals do not have a match with this typical red and white variation. However I did find a match for the ribbon. It's an unexpected one but the ribbon of the Danish Korea medal is a match. See the pictures below. Regards Herman
  12. Well, then somebody used that Belgian ribbon to create a Czech White Lion on this ribbonbar. :-) Good luck with your search, Herman
  13. Could it be a Belgian Commemorative and/or Veterans Group/Society medal? They appear to be in this colour scheme.
  14. Hello hamilcar, A nice collection you bought. Only the medals with the full orange colour are Dutch. They are called the 'Trouwe dienst medaille' Loyal service medal. It is given to all Dutch military personell below the rank of officer. A bronze one is given for 12 years of service, a silver one for 24 years and a gold one for 36 years. The left one on the last picture is a Korean miniature medal for the Korean war given to military personell who served in the Korean war from 1950 - 1954. Cheers Herman
  15. Another Slowak medal in a Dutch group.
  16. Herman

    German Medal Group

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    For sale, a simple and honest German medal group of 5 medals. All original and mounted in the 1930-ties. The group consist of: - Iron Cross 2nd class 1914. 3 pieces, magnetic, no visible marks. - Silver Merit Medal 1914 of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Marked on the reverse "Verdienst im Kriege" . This one is of real silver, no later war type of a different Metal. Unmarked. - Cross of Honor with swords. (Marked "Eibe" at the 12 o'clock reverse) - Hungarian WW1 Commemorative medal. Unmarked. - Bulgarian WW1 Commemorative medal. Unmarked. This group has not been tampered with. Everything is original. I will not go lower than the indicate price. The quoted postage is dependant on your home country. Within Europe it's the first figure for registered mail. USA is the middle figure and Australian the last.


    Amsterdam area

  17. The first one is Ethiopian, the second one looks exactly the same as the first one on the third row. Only the Belgian Military Cross doesn't has a Commander/Grand Cross variation. No idea which order it must represent. Herman
  18. It's a ribbon for a different medal! The green stripe is too close to the edge. Check it with the correct ek2 ribbon to the left. Regards Herman
  19. Yes, so do I. I will replace the bars with some 'made in france' 30-ties bars. Any opinion about the brooch Bilco? Thanks and Regards, Herman