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  2. So Sounds about right Enzo. I think most of these unofficial medals are connected with the 1908 Young Turks revolution. Some are more self explanatory than others. P
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  4. Hi, Here is another form of documentation of the '''3 before breakfast,''' sinking of HMS Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy by Captain Otto Weddigen commander of the German U-boat U-9 which resulted in the loss of 1,459 British sailors, on the 22nd of September in 1914. Here we have some examples of German patriotic postcards celebrating the victory. Here we have a few other examples of postcards which relate to the above incident. One German patriotic, two relating to Captain Otto Weddigen and one relating to HMS Hogu
  5. Despite the suggestions made by other members I reiterate my opinion that the third decoration on the red ribbon should be the Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Order of the White Falcon. The silver merit cross of this order could be placed there as well, as was recommended by another member, however given the other decorations I find this to be a most unlikely combination. Given the primary connection to Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach I would think of a Saxe-Ernestine House-Order in place four followed by one or two Hanseatic crosses. This is all guesswork, other members and I recommend decorations bas
  6. Hello Gentlemen, I’d like to contribute to the topic with this 3rd class princely Rothe cross, for which I am looking for a case. If anyone have a spare one, please send me a message. And a question. How do we distinguish an early Rothe princely beast star from a later Rothe one? Many thanks, Vazov
  7. Also similar to the Braunschweiger Totenkopf Rgt. 17 tradition badge. I have no idea about the originality of the badge. Cheers, Larry
  8. A very interesting lot ! All of Civil War era and White Russian
  9. Hi, thanks, unfortunately they are not mine, but I research medals and like to have a reference library of images for my own research, I don't unfortunately remember which site I found them on now, quite an attractive simple cross. Interestingly, it's a bit difficult to determine from the image I posted, but I can't determine that the 1849 ribbon is actually being worn, looks like, its only the later campaign ribbon (for both) , I could be wrong Regards alex
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  11. A medal with the same reverse with the tughrah of the hereby discussed one, is illustrated in Edhem Eldhem "Pride and Privilege", page 374, fig. 15, where the author describes such pieces as "Unofficial medals and pins commemorating the Young Turk Revolution and the re-establishment of the Constitution, ca. 1908". Best wishes, Enzo (E.L.)
  12. Hi @Alex K you`re welcome - yes, absolutely correct nice crosses with correct ribbon(s) - broad purple with light green borders (roast me on this regarding technical terms, if anyone wants to, I am no expert 😉). If I may add, interestingly, if I compare to Nimmergut "Bänderkatalog", the "green color" of the full size cross ribbon and the "purple color" of the miniature would be a perfect match, but - all good - my personal "sight" as well as the impact of time and different producers will of course have taken their toll. Nice examples - do you own them? Cheers!
  13. Hi, Apparently the 1 hour on one hour off gave a column a few kms more per hour than a pure marching column... the rest apparently did wonders... and added to that, all their kit, food, water etc was carried by the mules, so no heavy carrying. Obviously not as fast as a galloping cavalry troop... but better than the poor bastard marching with all his gear.
  14. I believe this is a Naval Shoulder board of a naval officer of the Ukrainian Republic 1919-1921. What rank would this represent?
  15. Thanks for these interesting posts, Chris, but I am puzzling over how having one of the two Legionnaires mounted would improve the pace of a Legion column. I would have thought that the column could go no faster than the walking men, thus it would be no faster than if they were all walking. Unless this is about saving the energy of the man who is mounted, thus ensuring that the column could march for longer in the day, even if not faster, than if they were all walking.
  16. Medal "For Contribution to Strengthening the Defense of the Russian Federation" Sep 2019 Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a significant contribution to strengthening the defense of the Russian Federation; for the successful organization and development of interaction of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with the federal organs of the Russian Federation, federal organs of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and local organs and organizations of the Russian Federation in solving problems aimed at strengthe
  17. Medal "For Contribution to the Implementation of the State Armaments Program" Sep 2019 Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a contribution to the timely and high-quality planning of activities of the state armaments program, assignment and implementation of tasks of the state defense commissioned for the development (modernization), production (repair) of systems, weapon systems and models, military and special equipment and their components, achieved results in the organization of operation of weapons, of military and special e
  18. Medal "For Distinction in Financial Security" Sep 2019 Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Financial and Economic Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with at least fifteen years of service (work) in the Financial and Economic Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation: for reasonable initiative, diligence and distinction in service; for impeccable and efficient civil service; for conscientious performance of labor duties; for achieving high performance in areas of activity. May also be awarded to other citizens of the Russian Federation who
  19. It makes sense. I am actually was thinking about it. Thank you for advice! I will do. (I suppose, this is what forums are for) I knew, when I started to show what I do, it will be controversial, but I kinda love it and believe this sort of activity is absolutely normal. And eventually I will be very very good at this. And my supplies will be 300% authentic. However I have no intention to be in shadows, I see no benefit for me to produce bars from scratch purely for resale purpose. Anyway. good discussion. Thank you all.
  20. On its return from Algeria in 1968 the regiment was disbanded, but then reformed in 1972, a table medal was created for the regiments resurrection... The Bronze Medal was a going away gift for Colonel Gilbert who was Regimental commander from 1974-1976
  21. Hi thanks for the additional information, I was begining to think it might be for 1849, nice to have confirmation. Regards Alex I assume this one with correct ribbon?
  22. I've seen the OP's work on another forum. The medal bars look a bit sterile... too perfect, devoid of character, conveying no sense of history. If you think about it, there exists a fine line between reworking a bar in a manner like the OP describes, and fabricating a fake. And then you have to ask yourself, at what point is that line crossed? Seems to me you can't treat the restoration of a medal bar like the restoration of a car for an auto show. I still don't understand why the Sedlatzek bar's backing cloth had to be replaced. Moth holes maybe? Hell... dealers
  23. Hi, the almost identical cross behind the Feldzugs-Denkzeichen for 1866 is the Feldzugs-Denkzeichen for 1849 - for Bavarian Participants of the war in Slesvig-Holsatia against Denmark 1848-50. Quite rare because the Bavarian Contingent of the troops of the German Federation was small. Greetings
  24. Medal "Konstantin Simonov" May 2021 Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Information and Mass Communications Department of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation as well as of information support bodies of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, with not less than five years of service (work) in the Mass Communications Department of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation or information support bodies of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for reasonable initiative, diligence and distinction in service; for impeccable and efficient civil servic
  25. Medal "Lieutenant General Karpinsky" July 2020 Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, with at least 10 years of service (work) in the Clothing Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for reasonable initiative, diligence and distinction in service; for impeccable and efficient civil service; for conscientious performance of official duties; for a significant personal contribution in ensuring the development and improvement of military clothing. The medal may also be awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation who have
  26. Medal "For Merit in Ensuring Flight Safety" Sept 2020 Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with not less than five years of service, for merit in the performance of duties to ensure flight safety and prevent aviation accidents. May also be awarded to other citizens of the Russian Federation who have assisted in tasks to ensure flight safety.
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