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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Well, then somebody used that Belgian ribbon to create a Czech White Lion on this ribbonbar. :-) Good luck with your search, Herman
  4. Could it be a Belgian Commemorative and/or Veterans Group/Society medal? They appear to be in this colour scheme.
  5. I agree with 922F. Czech White Lion, Officer grade.
  6. 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
  7. Another Slowak medal in a Dutch group.
  8. Herman

    German Medal Group


    • FOR SALE

    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.


  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Yes ! This picture was sent to me upon my request. It confirms my thoughts. Now I hope it's original. Herman
  13. Does this looks like a 30ties French product? The bars are original US stock. Herman
  14. Nice medals, Nick. Keep them coming.
  15. Gent, i'm no expert in this field, so I ask you the German medal experts, is this one genuine? Thanks in advance, Herman 2nd picture
  16. A Dutch miniature group. (Not in my possession). The owner retired as a Major General and Adjudant General to the King.
  17. Herman


    I'm sorry, but even then the ribbons are in the wrong order. The 1915 star is always before the BWM, which precedes the VM. This means that the IGS worn in a medalbar like this, always has a post WW1 campaign bar. Cheers Herman
  18. Herman


    He is wearing the 1915 star, ww1 war medal, victory medal, and the igsm. If you turn the ribbon bar around they are in the correct order. He wears them vice versa. So, for someone born in 1927 he wears some strange ribbons. Cheers Herman
  19. A nice example of the Commemorative medal of the Minister of Defence 3th class.
  20. How about this Dutch group. It has a Slovak campaign medal. Received in Uruzgan, Afghanistan in 2009. To put a face with the name. Meet General (Infantry) Peter van Uhm. This picture was taken at his retirement date.
  21. Recently I obtained a George V Military Medal inscribed on the rim with: 129142 Sjt W. ALLINGTON 45 R.FUS. After doing a bit of research I found the following. I hope some other forumites can give some additional information as it is very scarce at thè moment. William Allington was from Rochester. 1 september 1914 he was recruited into the Queen's Regiment. His servicenumber was S 317. He was 35 years of age and probably served with the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment in the Boer war, South Africa. His servicenumber changed to 129142 (the MIC says GS/129142). He arrived in France on 8 november 1914. He was awarded the 1914 star, the British War Medal and the Victory medal. His rank in 1918 was Lance Corporal. In 1919 he volunteered for the North Russia Relief Forces (NRRF) and joined the 45th batalion Royal Fusiliers as a Serjeant. This batalion was part of the Sadleir-Jackson Brigade. In the summer of 1919 they fought the Reds in the Archangel - North Dvina area. Probably for his actions in august 1919 he was awarded the Military Medal. He is mentioned in the London Gazette of 22 January 1920 and the Edinburgh Gazette of 27 January 1920. That's about all I could find. Please Enjoy the pictures. Herman
  22. Simon, thanks for the explanation. It is more clear to me now. Now I just have to find the rest of his medals. Regards Herman