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Laurence Strong

Belgian order of Leopold ll

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Megan   

Here are some more images of the Type 1...

Commander:

Knight:

Silver Medal:

[Images courtesy DNW and Morton & Eden]

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922F   

Yes, tells or  give aways include lack of suspension crown detail/cut outs and cravat loop fixture/connector.   Many fake centers made from 'original' dies so enamel work/color can be a useful detail as well.  This example may be from a 1960s Hans Schulman or DeGreef sold [or 1980s DeGreef origin] but Fibru-Fisch made lot, of which some 1960s were made of silver-gilt.  Looks like a 35 mm ribbon but ribbon replacements not effective in determining much, anyway.

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Stuka f   

Would love to have a original type one, some day!

Just got thise (cased) one in, from a house clearing, saddly no owners name...

 

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farmer   

Laurence,

My guess is Fonson, before Fibru took over. Also, Eeckelers distributed similar examples in the 1980s but they did not manufacture these.

Hope this helps.

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farmer   

Thank you for your answers. The search continues for me too then...

​Kvart,

Yes, this is typical Fonson produced Commander's cross but with a forgery obverse centre, made to deceive. Originals of this class are very rare and vast majority of items on the market are indeed forgeries.

Good luck with your search.

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