camelneck

Bulgarian Order of St Alexander

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hi new world,

I get your point. Perhaps we see it from different perspectives, hence we got to different conclusions.

You said it right - the book is already 15 years old and a large portion of the information has been deemed as out-of-date. I'd like to see these mistakes corrected in the new edition (even though it cannot be purchased freely either).

In terms of it being the best catalogue out there - it's only partialy true. It really depends on what you intend to use it for. If you collect generic awards, like e.g. Ferdinand/Boris Orders of Merit, then it's perfect. However, if you are interested in the earlier Battenberg awards, like Igor; the history of the system itself or, say, the Red cross badges in particular - then Pavlov's book is of little use. In essence, it's a good reference but I don't think we should overrate it, simply because it has no other 'rivals' out there.

Can you please explain what do you mean by 'Pavlov's classification system'? I think I am confused.

Please note, I am not undermining Pavlov's work. I admire his attempt to cataloguize the whole system of distinctions and I wish him well.

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6 hours ago, ilieff said:

...Can you please explain what do you mean by 'Pavlov's classification system'? I think I am confused.

Please note, I am not undermining Pavlov's work. I admire his attempt to cataloguize the whole system of distinctions and I wish him well.

Just what you said, the cataloguization is the classification I was talking about. He is the first one to introduce system grouping awards by periods, types and versions. The value and elegance of such system becomes especially clear if you put it in tables or spreadsheet.

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