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  2. Not the end of production but the highest known (to me) time coordinate (as per today) Yes, is an award 賞 from China Republic Aviation Association /民國飛行會 Best, Nick
  3. Hi, Nice puzzle.....the first two medals are probably his and they are the ''Queen Victoria Metropolitan Police medal for 1887 and with the 1897 clasp'' and then we have the ''Metropolitan Police Coronation medal for 1902'' and they both appear to be fixed to the same ribbon/medal bar. There were 19,885 bronze Coronation medals for 1902 issued to the Metropolitan Police The second and third medals both appear to the ''Metropolitan Police Coronation medals for 1902'' What if.......................the third medal [Metropolitan Police Coronation medal for 1902] and which appears to be separately attached to his tunic, is actually the ''Silver Metropolitan Police Coronation medal for 1902'' Only 57 of these silver medals were issued and only to individuals of the rank of Superintendents and above. If the medal belonged to his father, that could explain why he was wearing the medal. This Coronation medal does look much brighter in the photograph compared to the other example which definitely would have been the bronze example. Just a theory and maybe a bit far fetched but you never know...….. Alan.
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    1945 dated to Albert Larue Delp Jr. Enlisted January 1942; Served postwar as well - 1947 USS RENDOVA as AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE (INSTRUMENT MECHANIC) PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS. Postage charged at cost from Canada.


  6. My little contribution: I found this photo of Admiral Gustav Freiherr von Senden-Bibran - General-Adjutant
  7. Hello! What kind of uniforms are these guys wearing? The men in the background are wearing sailor uniforms, but these don´t "fit in" the picture. I´m not the owner of the photo, that´s why I don´t post the entire picture. I found the photo on a Swedish auction site.
  8. Nick, I found this photo in a newsletter of the association "the national aviation magazine" Taisho era. it is a medal concerning aviation.... or may be airships (dirigeables) but has it existed ? is what you know it, never seen for my part !! Patout
  9. Hello Nick Thanks Really what a pleasure it is to have an answer to all my questions, and with in addition "cerise sur le gâteau" as we say in France (icing on the cake), the name of the manufacturer. I didn’t understand why we found this medal with and without ribbon I didn’t know there were three kinds of badges, it's clear now !! thanks for the photo of the diploma that I had never seen, as well as for the date of end of production of this badge. Regards Patout
  10. Hi all, this is quite an old thread but here goes, did General der Artillerie Theodor Karl Eduard von Bomhard receive either the Max Joseph order Hubertus order during his career, this image, attached seems to show a star which resembles one or the other, (Unless I'm wrong) my looking around has resulted in this list I've located, most tally with what he's wearing, but no mention of either Armeedenkzeichen 1866 (Bayern) Eisernes Kreuz (1870), II. Klasse Jubiläums-Eichenlaub „25“, 1895 Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), Ritterkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern und der Kriegsdekoration am 1. November 1870 als Oberleutnant im Königlich Bayerischen 4. Feldartillerie-Regiment „König“ Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870–71 (Deutsches Reich) mit 7 Gefechtsspangen (die Spangen gab es erst ab 1895) Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), Ritterkreuz I. Klasse ohne Schwerter am 23. Dezember 1883 als Major im Königlich Bayerischen 4. Feldartillerie-Regiment „König“ Verdienstorden der Bayerischen Krone, Ritter Militär-Dienstauszeichnung, II. Klasse für 24 Jahre Verdienstorden vom Heiligen Michael, Komtur II. Klasse Komtur des bayerischen Militärverdienstordens II. Klasse mit Stern Komtur II. Klasse am 27. Dezember 1894 als Generalmajor Stern zum Komtur am 23. Dezember 1898 als Generalleutnant Centenarmedaille, 1897 Komtur des Ritterorden des hl. Mauritius und Lazarus Königlicher Kronen-Orden (Preußen), II. Klasse Schwertorden, Kommandeur II. Klasse Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), I. Klasse am 24. Oktober 1901 Prinzregent-Luitpold-Medaille mit Krone Verdienstorden vom Heiligen Michael, Komtur I. Klasse Franz-Joseph-Orden, Großkreuz attached image in his later years regards
  11. I do not really collect these, but liked them when I found them.... Usually these guys did not sign for just anyone, because "just anyone" did not have access to them. While signed postcards were a more casual thing, framed signed larger studio photos were a different level, more like "presentation" items... both of these are post WW1... but I think cool as hell.... especially Mac's one... 😉 Just 3 Grosskreuz winners to complete the collection!!! 🙂
  12. with the King's crown, I would say around WW1 period
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  14. just wanted to add some further medals that I have just finished mounting there are a variety of units covering Lancers, Hussars, Yeomanry, N.Z.E.F., Coldstream and Grenadier Guards, infantry and corps regards C
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    By V.E.Bowen. 336 pages of info on the EK series of awards. Once considered the bible for EK collectors this book is still relevant today and is chocked full of information. Shipping at cost.


  16. Here's something of a rarity - a soldier wearing the retired pilot's badge and the Kriegsverdienstkreuz from Reuß. I understand that O'Connor only found two airmen who received this award, but they were both killed during the war...
  17. Thought this might be of interest? As you can see this chap is wearing two 1902 Coronation Medals as well as the 1887/1897 Jubilee Medal. The reason for this is very curious and anyone's guess? His name is Henry BRADLEY. He joined the Metropolitan Police on the 14.06.1886 warrant number 71882, he was posted to W Division and was there in 1887 for Golden Jubilee. On the 10.06.96 he was promoted to Sergeant and posted to S Division as 55S. He remained in S Division until he retired on the 17.07.11. He was stationed in Barnet and appears numerous times in the local paper. My research into him is still a work in progress, that I hope to post in the near future.
  18. Have just received a complemntary copy. It is certainly a marvelous work. Paul
  19. I’m doing research for British regiments in WWI and it looks like the wartimememoryproject site has lots of useful info but it’s behind a pay wall. I just wanted to see if it’s worth paying a subscription to this site or if it’s either bogus or no longer maintained. thanks, Rav
  20. Hi. Is it possible to make date / period of prodction for these badge? Pre or after WW2? Danke in advance Schlange Photos:
  21. Interesting. I looked up this medal and there were a number of US 'military' web sites - unofficial, run by vets and so on - which mention that the medal was created in 2011 but has not yet been supplied by the Iraqi gov't to the US gov't for issue. Wikipedia says this, which is an interesting twist on the issue: "To this day, the award has still not been approved for wear for United States Iraq War Veterans. In 2013, the Department of Defense made a statement that it is still waiting for the initial group of medals to be received from the Government of Iraq.[3] A single award was presented to Vice President Joe Biden on Dec 1st, 2011" [emphasis added by me] So, the gent selling them is either performing a useful service for Gulf War veterans or profiting from the failure of the Iraqi government to follow up on it's plans. Or both. I say this only because there is now a minor industry of private companies creating and selling medals and awards which various governments chose not to issue or never got around to. I'm thinking of the D-Day Medal in particular. No slight at all on the brave men and women who would have earned it if the Commonwealth had created one, but it seems to me that creating awards devalues the official ones. This is a different case, obviously, as this was created by an official government and an ally of those countries whose service personnel qualify but a bit odd nonetheless. Peter
  22. Thanks for the correction on the number. So it must be murder then? The cause was established by the coronary, who described his findings, but just did not draw any final conclusions (which was not unusual in such circumstances involving royalty): he was found with a gunshot wound, and drowned. The prevailing view is he committed suicide. "Am 24. Februar nachmittags fand man dann die Leiche des Großherzoges mit einer Schussverletzung in der Brust im Kammerkanal bei Neustrelitz. Die Schusswaffe konnte trotz intensiver Suche nie gefunden werden. Als Todeszeitpunkt wird im Obduktionsbefund der Abend des 23. Februar 1918 angenommen, als Todesursache wurde „Ertrinken“ festgestellt, in der Annahme, dass der Schuss nicht sofort tödlich war. Im Obduktionsbefund des Amtsarztes Dr. Wilda heißt es, er sei „getroffen, vornüber ins Wasser gefallen und ertrunken“. (...) Aus seinem Umfeld wurde von depressiver Stimmung des Großherzoges berichtet, so auch später in den Memoiren der Daisy von Pless. " https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Friedrich_VI._(Mecklenburg) Kind regards, Sandro
  23. He didn´t commit suicide. It was Adolf Friedrich VI. He was said to suffer from depression, ultimately the cause was never established, though. GreyC
  24. Hello Jeff, There are "Journal de Marche Officiel" of some of the batteries of the 68th Artillery Regiment available on line : https://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/fr/arkotheque/inventaires/ead_ir_consult.php?fam=3&ref=6&le_id=12831 Time to brush up your French 😉 Regards, Hendrik
  25. Please forgive me for taking so long to thank you for your help. I got so frustrated that I gave up on that line and moved on to another. Now I'll go back and try to make sense of things with the information you have added. Thanks again!
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