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On 03/05/2018 at 04:54, Igor Ostapenko said:

MG Ivan Fichev , white cross on the neck , without star of Order 

 

 

Igor, I don't think it means white cross on the neck without a star is 100% 3rd class.

Look at this photo of General Kisov - he's wearing white cross only, which is from his 2nd class set. The photo is from 1930s (he became General Lieutenant in 1930). 

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Next earlier photo is of him wearing the same white neck cross, this time star is present.

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Finally, photo of him wearing his green 3rd class cross, before being awarded with 2nd class set.

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The point I am trying to make - people wore 2nd classes with and without the star, it's not that easy to determine which class a person is wearing. We can't say just by looking at the photos - white cross, no star - certainly 3rd class. 

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Knyaz period box for 2nd class with swords above

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Knyaz period 5th class.

It appears name of the order is handwritten.

 

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Posted (edited)

Very unusual case title variant!  Typeface somewhat resembles that of much later Huguenin marked cases.

Edited by 922F
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5 hours ago, 922F said:

Very unusual case title variant!  Typeface somewhat resembles that of much later Huguenin marked cases.

Title appears to be written,  not stamped. I think initially there was no title on the case. 

It's made by Rothe.

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