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  1. The Order of Merit of the Prussian Crown that was awarded to Swedish prime minister Arvid Lindman was sold today in auction for 370 000 SEK which is about 36 000 € plus 22,5% commission. Apparently only 57 ever awarded! See the beautiful pictures here: https://prob.auction2000.se/auk/w.object?inC=PROB&inA=20200526_1458&inO=446
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  2. He got the Swedish Order of the Sword on August 3rd 1905
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  3. Unrelated, but I was going through my pics in an effort to help out another member an thought these might be of interest to you, Kriegsmarine Admiral. Unfortunately, no names unless otherwise indicated. Kind regards, Sandro
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  4. The gartered star - I remember his MMThO being sold at Thies, does anyone know something about this star? If you prefer... Prinzen.
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  5. Hmm, this is not good, all this suspicion about someone who recently joined and decided to share his knowledge. Many collectors these days don't share, not because they are trolls (as Laurentinu's suggests) but because they want to protect their identity, or because discussion on fora has stooped down to the quality of your average Facebook chat. And yes, I do think Stephan owns Schwarzbook Verlag (as is evident from the watermark on his pics) - but I'm not sure how relevant that is to the question whether or not we should welcome his contributions. I, for one, welcome, Stephan to th
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  6. I just added an example to the little pile of rattles shown. It's a Parker Field rattle from 1870s. What's nice about this thing is that a portion of the manufacturer's label is intact. It seems to contain detailed instructions for its use.
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  7. The medal set of Colonel Jan Hendrik Sar. One of the 17 Dutch who helped the Albanian forces in 1914. The empty place at the front of the bar was probably occupied by a Knight or Officer grade cross of the Order of Orange Nassau with the swords. He became Knight in this order in 1923 and Officer in 1946 after his retirement. Regards Herman
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  8. Lt dR Wilhelm Ruwie (destroyed seven tanks). From Nassauer Bote, 31.10.1918
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  9. Such an amazing project to lift all these brave men from oblivion 👍
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  10. I have been working and adding to this over the last few years... I think this will be my final effort on the Leiber Ring... unless something totally unknown pops up I think this just about covers every aspect and includes the officers award certificate, officers ring etc. etc...
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  11. The yellow embroidered badge on the SB had nothing to do with rank, it sigified only the branch (MAA, Flugmelde, SStA, Kraftfahr, etc.). The SB were never in black but in dark green, or from 1939 in uniform colour and material.
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  12. Ernst August shown wearing Hanoverian orders (plus some others ....😇)
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  13. For Adolf Schützler or Oskar von Truppel? Here is for both: Adolf Schützler (03 August 1860 in Bonn – 13 January 1932 in Aachen) Oskar von Truppel (17 May 1854 in Katzhütte - 20 August 1931 in Berlin-Frohnau)
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  14. Hello Utgardloki ! Very amusing indeed , It was in the Austro Hungarian Empire were the Prussians were nicknamed Piefkes . by the Vienese citizens . as I was told by my Oma the thing dates of the days after the Battle of Sadowa when the Prussians entered in Vienna preceded by the Military Music conducted by Kapellmeister Gottfried Piefke playing the recently composed Koeniggraetzer Marsch.
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  16. Actually this set belonged to Officer of Health (Officier van Gezondheid) Tiddo Reddingius.
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  17. He got the Swedish order on December 8th 1894.
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  18. Dear Colleagues and Collectors, actually I wanted to announce it officially in Gunzenhausen, but since Gunzenhausen is cancelled this year, here it is! I started working on the book about the orders and decorations of the Kingdom of Hannover. Since I can now bring in the experiences from my book about Brunswick, I think it will be a good book. I'm not sure if there will be, for example, the list of all bearers of the three Hanoverian Orders. For the list in the book about Brunswick I have been typing and checking lists every evening for almost 4 months. In Hannover it would probably ta
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  19. Another example I got recently with its number and a name of the recipient written on the bottom of the box. The suspension of the order is of Soviet production. Unfortunately, the document is missing. The recipient was a very elite diverzant (saboteur) who became a general-major after the war. The order itself The box
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  20. Hello Shots Dave, Hello Megan, Did Magan had used a computer tool to make "like hollow" on the crown, because it would be the first Luxembourg War Cross I would see such. If Megan could reply us, and clarify. This is a photo of mine. As you can see Crown is plain, and there is a top cross on top of the crown. I have to add, that Spink seems to have re-issue that war cross somewhen in the 1970ies or later, but the workmanship is NOT that sharp, and metal used is a low low alloy of bronze. On a small booklet published in 1960, 61 or 63, there is the number of Luxe
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  21. Exactly! Even if we already have the name, there is often a lot of new information. Do we have Hauptmann Buddeke already, active on the Turkish front? From Geisenheimer Zeitung, 5.8.1916.
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  22. Here is a piece from my collection. Awarded to a Swedish major in 1964. Since 1926 (if I remember correctly) only Swedish recipients recieve orders in gold, foreigners receive gilded bronze.
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  23. King's Commendation (1941) An original South African award, for valuable services during World War II. Insignia: A silver or bronze protea flower emblem, worn on the ribbon of the Africa Service Medal. Pin type = Height: 23mm, Silver - 925. SAM. Button type - silver.
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  24. These are on the list already, I think, but still there might be additional information: Lt d R Rodrian, from Darmstädter Zeitung, 7th Sep 1918 Dittmar, Darmstädter Zeitung, 26th Sep 1918 Rodrian again, death notice, Gießener Anzeiger, 12th Sep 1918 Josef Gerhard, from Bonifatiusbote, 23. June 1918
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  25. I would assume not black, but green. I have no explanation why the SB would be blanc (perhaps turned upside down, as was done in 1939). Any how, an interesting picture! There are many things we don't know.
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  26. New European Security and Defence Policy Service Medals- EUNAVFOR Med IRINI MPCC, Military Planning and Conduct Capability
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  27. Commemorative Gallipoli Cross of General Wrangel's army from my collection 🙂
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  28. Gents, This Full Cavalier set is currently available with a West European dealer. The asking price is $11,060.00. The group includes many of the Full Cavalier's additional orders and medals such as his ORS and CSM as well as various defense and capture medals. It should be noted, however, that the OGII and OGIII are not original to the recipient, but rather OGIIIs whose original serial numbers were eradicated and the serial numbers corresponding to this Full Cavalier's awards substituted in their place. The OGII in this set is in fact an OGIII that has had its central medalli
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  29. Hello, I would like to give my contribution to this interesting thread, posting a little group found some years ago, including the Order of Queen Tamara with its award document, the personal papers and a few correspondence from Georgia, of the man who received it, a German Gefreiter from the "Funkstation" in Tiflis (Tbilisi). The star is still in its "uncleaned" condition, as it was found; the pin, is struck with a tiny "x". All the best, Enzo (E.L.)
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  30. Here are the 3 classes of Order of Sobhuza II of Swaziland, from an old Manufacturer Catalogue, from Skinner, that the greatly missed Andreas Tammam gave to me. On some of the badge, you can see the hallmark A on reverse, which is Birmingham for 1975, and for the others , you can see the letter R, for 1991. King Sobhuza Ii passed in 1982, but it seems his Order remain the onliest of the Kingdom of Swaziland till at least 1991 or 1992. Regards. emmanuel
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  31. I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
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  32. Nice work Dave. Here is a death notice from 1941 for Karl-Otto Splettstößer. There are many Kriegsstammrolle records for him on ancestry.co.uk, unfortunately I could not find one which mentioned the HOH3x. So it must be another late award. Also interesting for the gold wound badge.
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  33. https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1959-09-157-1
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  34. UKR, This is a Syrian Ba'ath Party medallion commemorating in 1988 the 28th anniversary of the 8 March 1962 revolution - it appears that whilst the revolution was planned in 1962 the actual seizure of power happened in 1963. Owain
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  35. Pralea, This website may have some information for you: https://www.omsa.org/merit-cross-part-x-the-ribbon-attachments-miniatures-and-documents/
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  36. Bernd, Deepest thanks and sympathies are extended to you during this difficult time. It is with gratitude that there is such a great resource for Mützenband enthusiasts like myself. I am sorry for the difficulties that you faced during this last project. Thank you ever so much and sympathies to you during your loss. JustinG Es ist mit tiefster Sympathie und vielen Dank für Ihren unglaublichen Beitrag zu diesem Sammelgebiet
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  37. Rusty- Star next to Nile commander and below KBE star appears to be an Al-Nada; see Owain Raw-Rees' The Order Of Al Nahda of the Kingdom of the Hijaz at http://www.rogersstudy.co.uk/hejaz/al_nahda/al_nahda.html likely first class. For image of that insignia, in addition to Owain's work, see: https://www.mortonandeden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/web106-1.pdf , lot 771.
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  38. Finally I've had the time take them out to make a new group photo of my entire collection of Liberty Crosses. All crosses/medals in the picture are different years or variants. I think I have three or four different variants of VM2 1918. The one's I still search for are the following. 1918 VM1 with red cross 1939 VR1 with swords VR1 without swords VR2 without swords 1941 VR1 with swords and oakleaf VR1 without swords VR2 with swords and oakleaf 1945- VR1 with swords VR1 without swords VR2 with swords and rosette VR3 with red cross VR4 with swo
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  39. Rusty, Thanks for posting this image. I'd opine that Ismail Teymour Pasha's neck badge you've IDed as a Legion of Honor is rather a Belgian Crown. Note the points on the components between cross arms and the loop above the bottom juncture of the suspension wreath. When enlarged the center looks more like a crown than a head.
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  40. The Museum of the Legion of Honour has one collar of this order.
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  41. Rusty, A great summary on the dimensions - your thread and research has become the 'go to' location for the details of this order. Thank you for your research. Regards from Riyadh, Owain P.S. With regard to the Rauch set of miniatures illustrated in your previous post, probably to a French recipient, it would appear that one of the awards is an 'extra' either added by the recipient to his chain - rather than get a longer chain, or perhaps added much later. Has the Ismail been squeezed in? The fact that the chain includes an Egyptian Monarchy Order of Ismail and a Republic Order of the Ni
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  42. Rusty, Responding to your comments---Around 1925 the Pahlavi Dynasty restructured the Qajar Dynasty's Order of the Sun & Lion [1808] and renamed it the Order of Homayoun [Humayun]. Iran used this version until the Shah’s overthrow in 1979. Officer and knight badges usually look like the image you posted with officers’ badges having a ribbon rosette. Belgian Order of Leopold II insignia indicates military division for officers and knights by crossed swords attached to the ribbon not between the suspension crown & top of cross. Leopold II officer & knight badges with the cros
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  43. S.T.B is Sadek Tewfik Bichay who was the brother of Fahmy Tewfik Bichay.
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  44. The word is Al-istahqaq on both (the merit) and the calligraphy would suggest the design of the order and the medal (3 classes) came from the same 'stable'. There are two types of medal - suspension eagle/hawk - see below. We are drifting away from miniatures.... Owain
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  45. Most interesting Ismail ribbon in your post 27 example, Owain! Fahmy probably mentioned to you the difficulty in securing some materials and then importing them into Egypt, especially in 1940-44 and 1953-'59. He told me that ribbons and fittings like the metal swivels for attaching badges to sashes provided the most difficulty and that his staff developed work-arounds. I have maybe two Ismail neck badges with the same type cravat ribbon as yours. These appear to be of different than usual color hues, slightly narrower widths and tie strings lack the red stripe. This evidence may le
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  46. Regarding use of wings and rosettes to indicate award grade, perhaps an Egyptian implementation regulation or other guidance exists to clearly define or regulate these marks. Protocole [1947, p. 96] provides only that rosettes shall not exceed a 1 cm. diameter and that only one, of the highest award, may be worn at the button-hole in street attire. However, Order of Ismail and Nile rosettes [at a minimum] exist in at least 7, 10 & 12 mm. diameter sizes As Owain notes, wings and rosettes differentiate between grades of awards in many instances. Exceptions do occur, such as additio
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  47. I zoomed in on the original picture on Flickr, and the inscription appears to be the same as the title given for the medal on the Library of Alexandria's page, with the addition of four words I can't make out, though I think the second one might possibly be "بمناسبة" "On the Occasion of...". On the bottom is the date, from left to right "يوم الثلاثاء" "Tuesday (literally 'the third day' [of the week, as per Arab reckoning]) the numeral 12 or 13, I can't really tell, though more likely 13 (EDIT: According to a calendar I found online, Tuesday, Muharram 1328 was the 13th, so the i
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  48. Well, according to The Royal Ark [http://www.royalark.net/ an amazing resource on non-European (with the exception of Albania) ruling dynasties incl. orders and decorations], the Khedive Abbas Hilmi II was "Installed at the Citadel, Cairo, 26th March 1892". The date on the medal is 12 (or 13, I can't see the numeral clearly) Muharram, 1325. According to a Hegira/Gregorian date converter I found online, 13 Muharram 1325 is 26th February 1907. So, a month's difference. Oddly, though, the anniversary date appears to have been based on the Gregorian date of the khedive's enthronement (or close eno
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  49. As a new member, I can offer some basic research help to any collectors or owners of medals to the Royal Irish Constabulary. This is generic info only; if you require service details you will have to apply to the appropriate provider. Peter Mc.
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