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  4. While my main collecting focus is Mongolian and Albanian and Queen Tamara, I find it hard to resist branching out occasionally. Most recently: Soviet labor awards groups including Order of Friendship of People and/or Order of October revolution. In this case, just in, a documented labor award group to a woman (Ismagamyetova Magavya Seilovna?) - lots of enamel with 7 orders! - Medal Mastering of Virgin Land, awarded in 1957 - Order of the Badge of Honor nr329458, awarded in 1960 - Order of the Red Banner of Labor nr 522840, awarded in 1967 - Medal 100 Years of the Birth of Lenin, awarded in 1970 - Order of the Badge of Honor nr 820054, awarded in 1971 - Order of the Red Banner of Labor nr 874299, awarded in 1973 - Order of the Badge of Honor nr 1085220, awarded in 1976 - Order of the Red Banner of Labor nr 1091706, awarded in 1980 - Labor Veteran Medal, awarded in 1983 - Order of Friendship nr 48854, awarded in 1984 A friendly fellow forum member pointed this group out to me and also provided some additional information. Apparently, the recipient was an Uzbek (or after all Kazakh?) part official. The group is not complete as she had also been awarded a high order of post-communist Uzbekistan and two Uzbek medals. Will put this on my parking list for research.
  5. Verwaltungsmaat. I picked up this photo for the HK award but the Administative specialy badge is definately a bonus. Cheers,Martin.
  6. Since I posted this I have made some changes that works better for me. The original stands hold the sword and scabbard vertically and it was difficult to photograph. I made new stands that hold both the swords and scabbards at an angle to make taking the photos a lot easier. I used wooden blocks to hold the supports as once cropped they didn't show anyway so even though I like the first ones as being all Plexiglas these new ones work so much better. The photos show the stands, the stands with the sword and scabbard ready to photograph and the sword and scabbard once they have been cropped. With a little playing around with Photo Shop it is possible to remove the part of the stand that shows up in the sword and scabbard. Regards Brian
  7. Well written, with saying the system is complicated, i did not mean it is anyhow "better" than any other one. I rather wanted to point out it is more inconsistent, with more irregularities.
  8. Old thread, I know.... Quite often, when I come across something, I think, Rick would love to see it.... This photo came to me recently. Legendary triple lifesaver Lt. Wittmer Best, Daniel
  9. Thanks for your reply Patrick, just in case some might not know what the Belgian WW1 Medal you were referencing looks like I have included one here. I understand that the small crown on the ribbon denoted the recipient was a volunteer.
  10. Hi Jock, The observer is Lt dR Ernst Klenk from originally IR 115. Born 09.04.1893 Wimpfen, Heppenheim. After the War he served within Freikorps aviation. Gunnar
  11. Well, these titles are not fully comparable not because "English language seems to miss certain depth" (Shakespeare wouldn’t agree as do I) but because HRE and England/ United Kingdom are/ were not comparable legal entities. In England/United Kingdom there are not any sovereigns but the King/Queen and in HRE it was in contrary, with many sovereign ducal, princely and even comital families, vast majority of them mediatized in 1806 (and without real power for centuries). “Prince” in English means either son of monarch or lesser sovereign of smaller state, not equal or below to king. Welsh rulers were considered “princes” and now it’s reflected in title “Prince of Wales”. Latter one is the reason why “Fürst” as originally sovereign ruler who held imperial immediacy of smaller Imperial state in the boundaries of the HRE is translated to English as “Prince”. Sons and grandsons of English monarch also held the title of “Prince” since their birth so probably the best translation of German “Prinz” as a son of “Fürst” or “Herzog” (sovereigns in HRE) is also “Prince”. There is also a title of “duke”, firstly created for sons of Edward III to distinguish them from other “earls” of non-royal origin. However in German it would translate as “Herzog”, which is not the same as “Fürst”. German “Herzoge” were (mostly, not always) effective and real rules of large domains in HRE. By the way, Peerage system (5 of them indeed – English, Scottish, Irish, of Great Britain and of United Kingdom) with barons, viscounts, earls, marquises and dukes with the system of courtesy titles + landed gentry of baronets and knights is also very complicated. Concerning observation about “castle or palace” here I would recommend to find out what expressions like “manor house”, “abbey house”, “mote house”, “hall house”, “yeoman house” etc. mean. In English there is also 1000+ ways how to describe these buildings. BTW…I am not British 😉 Regards, tifes
  12. Willi Brumm's Todesanzeige in the Nachrichtenblatt of the Bund IR 24. Brumm, Alfred Otto Willi, * 6.3.1887 in Steinfurth, Oberbarnim, † 26.11.1935 in Neuruppin Brumm was promoted on 3.10.14 to Lt.d.R. (Ruppin) in IR 24, and served in the field with IR 189. IR 189 was a Brandenburg regiment formed in May 1915 with companies from several regular Brandenburg regiments, including IR 24; 10./IR 189 was formerly 6./IR 24 and 11./IR 189 was formerly 11./IR 24. Brumm was a Volksschullehrer in Herzberg, Ruppin. He also had the Austro-Hungarian Militärverdienstkreuz 3.Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration 3. Klasse.
  13. (MYB: 284) Police Good Service Medal (1923-63) An original South African medal, awarded to "other ranks" only, for (i) distinctly gallant conduct (Bar MERIT – VERDIENSTE), or (ii) 18 years exemplary service. Most of the 11 636 awards of this medal were for long service, and it takes precedence as a long service medal. Insignia: Almost identical to the Prisons Good Service Medal: a circular silver medal, displaying the SA coat of arms and "Police service - Politie Dienst" (obverse) and the words "For Faithful Service - Voor Trouwe Dienst" (reverse). The Dutch was later changed to the Afrikaans "Poliesie Diens" and "Vir Getroue Diens", and finally to "Polisiediens" and "Vir Troue Diens". (DUTCH VERSION) (AFRIKAANS 1st. TYPE VERSION) (AFRIKAANS 2nd. TYPE VERSION + MERIT – VERDIENSTE bar) (AFRIKAANS 2nd. TYPE VERSION -hallmarked .925 RMP (= Royal Mint Pretoria) Marcon1 (text: at the beginning Arthur Radburn).
  14. Eric, it could be the only one. The decorations and the documents are not mine. Decades ago they had been offered to me, but unfortunalely I did not buy them (at that time to expensive for me). Therefore only b/w copies, not to compare with modern scans. Uwe
  15. Artur Sirk (L) in Kuperjanov battalion. ca 1923/4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artur_Sirk
  16. Peter, thank you for the reply to my query. it is a great help. toot.
  17. Many thanks JustinG, I have modified these a bit since this post and should add those pictures. Regards Brian
  18. Try this gent. http://www.militaryheritage.com/muskets.htm
  19. Hi Gordon.. thank you for link.. I did suspect the wings were not original as all the wings I have seen so far were cloth.. not seen any metal wings for the BSAP.. they look nice though.. too bad they are fakes.. am sure the pilots in the the BSAP would have liked these fakes onesa as well
  20. LiLnuke, Yes your Grandfather would have had the EKII for 1939. Order of award for the EK did not change in WWII although there were more grades of the award available in WWII. Regards, Gordon
  21. Hi, If you haven't visited this thread before it might be helpful to you. Regards, Gordon https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31698
  22. I was hoping for some helping regarding a few of these badges and medallions. Most are Italian Fascist badges plus Italian Colonial Battles Medals pre-WW2. Not too clued up on the two 'shamrock' Irish cloth badges - are these formation patches or something else entirely? The one that has me stumped though is the one on the top left. It is a badge with a gladius chopping the head off of a snake with the Cross of Lorraine in the background in red enamel. Possibly Free French or some such. Any help would be appreciated. Regards, Chris
  23. Hi, I'm afraid it happens in all threads and forums. You have thousands of members, thousands of looks at threads, a few who comment and a few who contribute. The few who contribute keep the threads alive otherwise they would die. Cheers, Larry
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