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  2. I totally agree with you. Arms on the right is different than the one on the left . There must be a similer space between the arms on the right. So not Osmanie or Medjidie.
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  3. The breaststar is definitly a sign for the schützenkonig. I found a similar photo while doing some research for my coming book on the orders and medals of the kingdom of Hannover. Take a look at what this Gentleman wears. The photo shows a Schützenkönig from Hannover, amazing how he wears the other order, the ribbon looks like a ladies ribbon folded like a bow.
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  4. Hi Peter, I suspected that the inscription on the center medallion might be impossible to make-out on an old photograph. Here is a picture of a typical late 19th century Schützenkönig breast decoration. Sometimes, these things were the size of small hubcaps and were featured in several different designs that varied from club to club. Here is a link to an interesting gallery of Schützenkönig awards starting from the 17th century going right up into the 20th century. Simi. https://www.schuetzenverein-dolberg.de/orden/
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  5. It's been hanging around in a rather large box for a while, so while I'm waiting for the Triumph spares shops to catch up on deliveries: Looks quite good perched on an old ammo box
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  6. Thanks Peter, hope your retirement is going ok. No idea how I ever had the time to go to work, but retirement is miles and miles better. Otto Carius of 2.sPzAbt 502 - the ones with the painted woolly mammoths - and another Tiger destroyed 17 tanks including a JS-1 in a 20 minute action in Malinava (Eastern Front). He is credited with over 150 kills and the only Tiger to have shot down an aircraft! He said it took his gunner two shots before he got one though - good grief. After the war he gained the qualifications and opened a chemist called 'Tiger Apotheke'. His book "Tigers in the
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  7. I've been working on these for a bit and have a few more to do. Half scale M42 helmets that are pretty accurate. I've painted and aged them and included hand painted 'decals'. Now I need to make some little helmet stands to go with them. They are very nice in the hand being made of steel and with very good weenie copies of the liner and chinstraps. And.....they take up less shelf space and a lot less wallet thickness.
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  8. ....inspired by the iconic picture of Joachim Peiper on his way to Malmedy December 1944.
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