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Jacky   

It happens more than ones that some pieces are wrong monthed on the Stars.

I have seen one of such stars at Hendrik's site... But he had a star, where the lion faces the wrongside..

This is absolutely UGLY....

Such a high order and then so ugly??

However, what do you think of the back??

Pin looks strange.. shouldn't it be more like a needle or ???

And no jewellers-mark ???

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The needle is OK, the marks and de model of needle depends of the juweller who made it, some place the silver mark, some times there own mark, on de older pieces you can find on the center of the back a little plate with the name of the juweller ans his address, like Wolfers, De Vigne-Hart, Heremans, etc;;

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Jacky   

Wonderfull information...

Got some more pictures yourself???

I will buy a digital camera soon and then take some pictures of my small collection belgian medals.

On ebay is someone promoting a large group of medals with papers;

Itemnumber; 6633549130

asking almost $400,-

way too much for me.

But before it goes offline, I will post the pictures here;

Officer Crownorder

Officer Leopold II

Knight Leopold I

Knight Crownorder

Knight leopold II all with swords

furthermore;

fouragere of croix d'guerre

Medal of the volunteer

Article 4 medal with silver Palm

Croix d'Guerre 1er Guerre with 1 bronze lion, 1 bronze palm and something which looks a silver palm

A medal of the labor

Firecross

victory medal

commemorative medal WW1 with volunteers-crown and 1 year clasp.

The other in the upper-left corner is the laureat of labor

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Jacky   

Jummy :P

Indeed, something like that...

Got two little groups myself with the order of leopold II...

Image is how I got it..

Reribonned them, due to almost digested ribbons.

The veteran must have displayed them proudly,

but then you get the ribbons fading away and then they get digested....

When I touched them, they broke apart in my hands....

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Jacky   

Also another group with;

Knight Crown

Knight leopold II with Palm

Article 4 medal with Palm

Croix d'Guerre WW1 with palm

French Croix d'Guerre WW1 palm

Can't find the picture yet.. will post it

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Jacky   

Lo and behold.....

The grand-officer of Leopold II which I posted yesterday is said to have cost only 25 euros....

I'm wondering which junk-shop sold this medal... I will go there :P

Let's search for a grandcross of any order :rolleyes:

That must have been heaven :D

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Jacky   

Dear Gents,

time to show of a dutch officers tenue....

This is a dutch major of the infantery.. (pre- WW2)

Well decorated;

Knight of the order of Orange Nassau with swords

Officer's Long Service Cross with 25 years-clasp

WorldWar 1 Commemorative Cross

and... Knight of Leopold II :P

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Jacky   

Dear Erik,

Sadly enough not yet.

no name is known to me.

I just got the pictures from a aquintance of me.

Kind regards

Jacky.

P.s is that site yours??

Great site innit !!!

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Dear Erik,

Sadly enough not yet.

no name is known to me.

I just got the pictures from a aquintance of me.

Kind regards

Jacky.

P.s is that site yours??

Great site innit !!!

A shame, would have loved to dig into that! A former-member of the Dutch Orders and Medals Research Society (SRO) is currently writing a list of Dutchmen who received Belgian awards and I'm still looking for picture material to assist him.

Yes the site is mine, being inspired by Hendrik's website a couple of years ago!

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Jacky   

A shame, would have loved to dig into that! A former-member of the Dutch Orders and Medals Research Society (SRO) is currently writing a list of Dutchmen who received Belgian awards and I'm still looking for picture material to assist him.

Yes the site is mine, being inspired by Hendrik's website a couple of years ago!

Will ask for the name of this major...

Could you pm me the adress to who I can send the information??

Kind regards

Jacky

p.s Your site is absolutely great, I have looked up a lot of things there. :P

Keep going with the good work :beer:

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Will ask for the name of this major...

Could you pm me the adress to who I can send the information??

Kind regards

Jacky

p.s Your site is absolutely great, I have looked up a lot of things there. :P

Keep going with the good work :beer:

Thanks! I'm trying to update as much as I can, but time is a dangerously limited factor.

And I still have to write English pages to, to make it accessible to non-Dutch visitors.

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Jacky   

I will receive very soon a nice little WW2 group

Within a Knight Leopold II with Palm L

Still searchiing for a digital camera, so I will be able to catch my little collection in a few images instead of many many words :blush:

Any more images to add???

Some Leopold II with gold stripe(s) and/or stars for brave citizens?

With Swords?

etc etc etc....

Would like to see more !!! :lol:

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Jacky   

Found on a fleamarket....

Don't know whether they're all of one person :P

But they're nice and I didn't have them all.

So in with the medals, out with the money

Again left to right;

Knight Leopold II with palm L for WW2.

Silver palm Order of the crown

Civil decoration 5th class for WW2

Medal of the fighter for WW2

Commemorative medal WW2 with crossed swords

Medal of the P.O.W

Medal for armed resistance WW2

Missing on the picture;

Croix d'Guerre WW2 with Palm

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Jacky   

A shame the seller wouldn't let you have a scan or copy of the photograph. You might give him your mail-address and ask him to give it to the person who bought it.

I tried that once and the other buyer sent me a scan of the rest of the medals I missed. Unfortunately I still haven't percuaded him to sell them to me :(

It was on a online market,

I saw that he wanted to everything separately, immediately sent him an email...

Got an answer, 2 weeks later, some items weren't bidded ( except for the loosy 2 euro bids :lol: )

So I didn't have to persuade him to sell them to me, then I heard of other medals. Like a "IJser"cross etc, which are quite rare, so THEY DID SELL without loosy bids!!! :mad: yet... I WANTED THEM TOO, but they had already sold......:wacky:

Got a picture... Showing the whole group, with a picture...

Except for my medals, also the 2 officers without swords

( thought they should be with swords) anyway, made a bid, he wanted 100,- for them with the picture.

Way too much, and next day, someone else bought them....

I asked him to give my emailadress to the buyer..

No respons.... I got an email 2 weeks later.... If he could buy my group... for very very very low price, :unsure:

of course, denied....

I could get a copy of his picture, only if I would sell my medals to him...

Well, I only have one answer..... BYE BYE

Well it was a long story, with sometimes rude people. Or people who split groups because they want to make more profit....

But the majority of the group is in MY posession and I have already contacted someone for the officers, Will get them within 2 weeks.

Also looking for a commander of leopold II :rolleyes: Maybe also within 2 weeks.

You will hear from me

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Jacky   

and the cr?me d'la cr?me

(french is always nice to speak, write and to read on my belgian medals :P )

His brevet!!!

:cheers: to the source of all these pictures!!

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Jacky   

To recap it.

This man, A.A Schilleman

was; a Major in the dutch Infantery

Awarded;

Knight Orange-Nassau

Officers Long Service decoration with 15 years clasp.

Mobilisation-WarCross for WorldWar 1

Knight of the Order of Leopold II

Certainly a distinguished man!!

A brevet for all our paper-boys ;)

Hopefully they won't get mad :cheers:

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Hendrik   

Here comes the ... Rabbit ;)

Jacky,

Smashing little attributed group !!! :beer:

Any ideas why the Leopold II order was conferred on this major ? Something to do with WW1 Belgian refugee camps perhaps ?

Cheers,

Hendrik

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