Igor Ostapenko

First Bulgarian bravery crosses 1880

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Hi Igor,

This is an extremely nice findings

This explains the very good quality of those Silver Crosses.....and their Silver content

Paul Meybauer was one of the top Order makers during WW1 and WW2 period

Best

Graf

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Are you sure that silver cross is Bulgarian Bravery award?

Looking at the blurry photos you can't really say with certainty. Shape of the award is similar to Bravery, but image in the center does not look like Bulgarian lion.

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Igor,

I came upon your Bulgarian medal item when I searched the name Paul Meybauer. Your post features a Meybauer letter and sales catalogue details. I have been trying to find Meybauer's catalogue of about 1924, original or reprint, which features police tschakos. I already have the reprint of the C E Juncker catalogue. I would like to include in my eBook on German police tschakos the pictures of tschakos in the Meybauer catalogue. Are you able to help. I would also like a high resolution copy of the Meybauer letter in your medal post, so as to be able to include the letter head firm's name and address. In return, I can offer copies of my eBooks Russian Military Waistbelts, Russian Military Cockades, Russian Honour Scrolls (includes Bulgarian scroll, also details of scroll awards of the Liberation War 1877-78), German Honour Scrolls, German Police Tschakos.

My email is t.baldwin@hotmail.co.uk

Best regards,

Terry Baldwin

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Terry, 

you can try to find some information on this russian forum 

 http://ak-group.ru/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=259 

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better picture of cross from Maybauer cataloge ( 1920-1930 )

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May be anybody have best pictures of these medalsbars from Museum ? 

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... and best pictures of these awards of Gen. Nicola Genev 

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On 26.03.2017 at 10:25, Igor Ostapenko said:

May be anybody have best pictures of these medalsbars from Museum ? 

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... and best pictures of these awards of Gen. Nicola Genev 

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May be ?! :)

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medals group from private collection 

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two photos from internet

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nice photo of silver cross 

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Photo of Nikola Korchev 

Никола Корчев - спаситель Самарско знаме

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In bulgarian museum - medals of Angel Gerchev 

"... опълченеца Ангел Герчев от село Старчища – Неврокопско. Той е бил знаменосец на самарското знаме след 1885 година в продължение на 20 години ... "

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Thank you Igor, these photos are amazing!

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In 1880 was only two classes of crosses 

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Gold cross 

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and silver cross 

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ID: 39   Posted (edited)

On 4/7/2017 at 05:06, Igor Ostapenko said:

medals group from private collection 

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Are these actually the same medals as in the photo?

They look different to me, especially how ribbons are folded and how medals are attached. Note Civil Merit medal - you can clearly can see ring between the medal and the ribbon, while actual medal sits higher and ring is covered between the ribbon folds.

 

Also, the medals in the photo seem to be held together by some device, while actual medal are bunch of loose ones.

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A few more  - portraits of former participants in the Voluntary Corps (1877-1878)

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ID: 42   Posted

Драган Стоянов, субалтер-офицер на І дружина в Опълчението

with russian and romanian awards

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Nikifor Nikiforov - Lt. Gen. with soldiers cross for bravery 

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photo of former participant in the Voluntary Corps 

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Kosta Panica with soldiers cross 

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Вестник България, № 597 от 12 февраля 1903 г. 

" Тези дни Негово Императорско Величество (руският) цар е благоволил да изпрати в подарък на всеки опълченец, кавалер на руския военен орден за храброст, по една хубава сребърна чаша с името на опълченеца и вензела на царя, а на всеки офицер-опълченец по една златна табакера. Ще бъдат раздадени 140 сребърни чаши от масивно сребро, всяка една тежаща по 72 грама, извътре позлатена с вензела на цар Николай II, поставени в дървени кутии, обвити в червена кожа с руския герб."

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Major General Блъсков, Андрей Райков in 1877-78 war "Юнкер в 4-та рота на 2-ра опълченска дружина" receive Златен войнишки кръст "За храброст" 1-ва степен

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Major Панов, Павел Спиридонов in 1877-78 war was унтерофицер "3-та рота на 1-ва опълченска дружина"

receive cross 2-nd class

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Interesting photo with names 

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ID: 44   Posted

another photo from my collection :) 

Атанас Илиев Дуков

 

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