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Yes, very possible to be part of a bar, considering that the ribbon is only worn on one side.

Below is a bad-quality picture of a miniature bar worn by Queen Victoria who was actually the first ever recipient of the Bulgarian Red Cross badge in 1886. She's been presented with a specimen made of gold.

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(a) George IV Family Order Badge 
Portrait of King George IV by Bone, set with 27 brilliants with the cipher GIVR on the reverse. 
45 mm x 24 mm 
(b) Order of St Catherine Badge (Russia) 
Set in silver with brilliants. 
43 mm x 36 mm 
(c) Order of Maria Louisa Badge (Spain) 
Set with amethysts and diamonds. 
36 mm x 51 mm 
(d) Order of St Isabella Badge (Portugal) 
In diamonds, rubies and emeralds. 
42 mm x 22 mm 
(e) Order of Louise Badge (Prussia) 
Of gold and enamel. 
31 mm x 22 mm 
(f) Order of the Golden Lion of Hesse Badge 
Of gold. 
34 mm x 21 mm 
(g) Order of the Red Cross of Bulgaria Badge 
Of gold and enamel. 
34 mm x 20 mm

from 

Royal Insignia, British and Foreign Orders of Chivalry from the Royal Collection, Stephen Patterson, The Royal Collection, 1996 

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Queen Victorias miniature group is something every collector would give an arm and a leg to get - sadly, or happily it's not available on the open market ;)

A few more of the Bulgarian miniature, the first is a nice 18 ct gold example, the second a more humble bronze gilted badge!

 

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3 hours ago, Igor Ostapenko said:

 

(a) George IV Family Order Badge 
Portrait of King George IV by Bone, set with 27 brilliants with the cipher GIVR on the reverse. 
45 mm x 24 mm 
(b) Order of St Catherine Badge (Russia) 
Set in silver with brilliants. 
43 mm x 36 mm 
(c) Order of Maria Louisa Badge (Spain) 
Set with amethysts and diamonds. 
36 mm x 51 mm 
(d) Order of St Isabella Badge (Portugal) 
In diamonds, rubies and emeralds. 
42 mm x 22 mm 
(e) Order of Louise Badge (Prussia) 
Of gold and enamel. 
31 mm x 22 mm 
(f) Order of the Golden Lion of Hesse Badge 
Of gold. 
34 mm x 21 mm 
(g) Order of the Red Cross of Bulgaria Badge 
Of gold and enamel. 
34 mm x 20 mm

from 

Royal Insignia, British and Foreign Orders of Chivalry from the Royal Collection, Stephen Patterson, The Royal Collection, 1996 

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Queen Victoria's medals group not was miniatures, it was prinzensize :) 

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In collection of Imperial War Museum 

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I'm ready to pay for pictures, but not creasy money ! 

From IWM answere - " ... Unfortunately, we do not currently have any images of OMD 5225 which we can supply you with.
If you still wished to acquire images of this medal, we would have to perform new photography which would be at a charge of £50 per image on top of any normal image supply fees..." 

 

 

May be it's Queen Victoria badge !? 

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30011203

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On 8/30/2016 at 10:34, Igor Ostapenko said:

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There's strange medal in the center of the photo, in the box: it looks like Civil Merit cross 6th class (no white enamel on the cross) on a sash for grand/first class.

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Judging by apparent size -- 75-80 mm.? [compare with St. Alex sash badge likely size] and suspension ring, this possibly first class Civil Merit badge may have white enamel replaced with brilliants.  Case appears original velvet covered type, perhaps by Rothe, usually associated with jewelled pieces.   

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922F is correct - this is a grand/great cross with diamonds. Here's another image of the same badge.

 

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Hi Igor,

 

Congrats. This Badge was sold recently on Ebay France

I was away and did not follow the Auction.

This is my contribution at this stage to the topic

 

Graf

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Thank you, Graf ! 

Great badge !!! 

My another in not correct box :( 

image.jpegThese badges was silver or bronze gilt ? 

Wight only 9 gramm (sic!)

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On 6 בספטמבר 2016 at 22:09, larsb001 said:

Queen Victorias miniature group is something every collector would give an arm and a leg to get - sadly, or happily it's not available on the open market ;)

A few more of the Bulgarian miniature, the first is a nice 18 ct gold example, the second a more humble bronze gilted badge!

 

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nice mini's :) 

some was on eBay 

 

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More models of the Red Cross  I like this Badge, because there are so many models and it is a chalenge and at the same time fun to collect it

1.  Large Badge -marked in luxury box

2. The same size Red Cross Badge with unusual open design

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Here is review of my Red Cross Badges collection

- Variations of some of the Models

-1915 Red Cross

- Mini

- rare King Ferdinand badge -shown earlier

i am still chasing more ..and i will update you

 

Graf

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On 30 באוגוסט 2016 at 17:34, Igor Ostapenko said:

 

 

http://radiomilena.com/news/ним-придоби-матриците-на-ордените-и-си-7335/


Пълен комплект за отсичане на знака “Червен кръст”- Фердинандова княжеска емисия от 1892 г. Едностранен. Размерите му са по големи от познатите образци които са 44х30 мм. Вероятно са отсечени ограничен брой знаци, само за високопоставени личности. Не е публикуван подобен знак.  Не е известен и миниатюр на този знак.

 

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Hi Igor

 

Thank you.

 

I missed few, because of bad timing....and a little bit of hesitation...and perhaps the other bidders wanted the item much more than i did at the time.

I am still chasing more variations, We do not know how many have been made, because apart from the well known Models many badges were made that did not follow any strict rules. And that is the beauty of collecting them.

Graf

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Post 48--Excellent find, New World!!!  Have seen very few of these in 40 years and one may have been the same piece in a different collection!!!   And none for me.......  Please, is the reverse with maker mark and what kind of pin?  

 

Rough translation of Igor's post 25 concerning Mr. Janko Stefanov Kesarovski's gift of insignia and matrixs/dies to the National History Museum, section about the Red Cross 1892 Ferdinand type. 

"Complete set [of dies] for stamping/punching the "Red Cross" insignia [metal parts] - Ferdinand princely issue of 1892. Its dimensions are larger than the known specimens being 44 by 30 mm. Probably [only] a limited number of examples made for dignitaries. This type not published in references. No known miniatures of this type." 

 

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3 hours ago, new world said:

Recent addition to my collection - rare type with green enameled circle.

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Yes, it's quite rare variant. Last time I saw similar badge with green enamel was the one in Graf's post #42 (in the box with blue Boris' monogram). It was too expensive at the time.

Here's the photo of the reverse.

 

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