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  1. Have just built a little corner dedicated to the wifes grandfather.... behind his tunic is a norwegian backpack he seems to have "captured" in Narvik. He lost all his stuff when his Destroyer went down....
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  2. MStMV2T - 2. Klasse mit der Inschrift "Für Tapferkeit" EH1X - Ernestinian, right. HOH1aX - Star of the Grand Commander HOH2aX - Star of the Commander Best, Daniel
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  3. Great info, Chris. Thank you. Great links. I have visited Indian Caps when it stopped, early eighties of past century and bought some pieces, mostly medal strikes. Saw there were a lot of dies too but didn't know what to do with it.... that time🙂. Kind regards, Jef
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  4. Eh1X I guess would be the ernestine house order Grand Cross with swords
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  5. Thank you all, for the input. I was aware of the De Lombaert PDF, maybe I should read it again. However it isn't ...let's say; "complete",.... to me, based on what I know and what I was told .... For instance; Indian Caps or Van Koetsem (same compagny, from Antwerp) isn't mentioned any where . And this compagny had for over the 50.000 die's (coming from most of the mentioned makers!) to strike medals, buttons and insignas. Even 19 th century helmet crests and sword ornaments. In a huge factory in the center of Antwerp....! I also had the last (active) Beerts ( not mentioned too!) descendant as a neighbour, when I lived in the center of Antwerp. To Jef; I also used the lockdown to spend some time on my buttons. Not only the Fonson buttons. It can be seen on; https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/uniform-buttons-world/variety-belgian-regimental-buttons-their-maker-761770/ No intention to promote WRF! If not allowed feel free to erase the link. I posted it also on a French militaria forum and can poste it here as well, if wanted. About the "De Lombaert PDF " pdf ; Elimex; a compagny that used to work in Brussels around 1910, isn' mentioned eighter...
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  6. Czech police is awarding this badge.
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  7. In WW1 he's got everything 🙂 HOH1aX, HOH2aX, HEK1X X zu, BBI1X, BMVGKX, BrK2, BH, HH, HT, MMV1, MStMV1, MStMV2T, OK1, RK, SH3, EH1X, SLK, WK1X X zu, ÖM1K Best, Daniel
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  8. Made a small example about Fonson buttons made from start manufacturing till begin World War I. I used the knowledge I have so far. It is still under construction cause it's not finished. Have no idea if it ever will be finished ( ?), because it's not easy to find correct information. I was lucky to have advice and experience from different specialists collectors. Jef
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  9. Hi, That proves my point. This collector either upgraded some of his EKs, or is trimming, or reshaping his collection as all we do from time to time It is not bad EK1 and if the prize is right keep it till you like it or better one comes along Cheers
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  10. Hi Joaobr, It is relatively common some EKs to be repainted. In my opinion it is more likely l late after the War by some enthusiastic collectors. Remember more serious and advanced collectors like the EKs in their original condition They do not mind to have scratched or damaged EKs till they can upgrade them with ones with better, preferably mint or nearly mint conditions. Many Dealers will not bother to repaint the EKs They get their profit by hunting bargains and re-selling for a some kind of profit Best
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  11. It looks OK from the pictures Late WW1 production I suspect it was repainted at one stage Cheers
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  12. Hi Stuka f Then you have to dig deep into the railway archives ..and with a bit luck and a bit hard research you can get the person, The information from the dedicated Belgium friends fellow collectors can help Cheers
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  13. Siegfried Heine had the following assignments: 22.04.1914 Adjutant der 27. Infanteriebrigade 06.01.1915 Führer der 6. / Infanterieregiment 256 05.10.1915 Adjutant des VIII. Armeekorps 01.08.1917 Kommandeur des I. / Leibgrenadierregiment 8 27.05.1918 im Kriegsministerium 09.04.1920 ausgeschieden
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  14. Hello Chris, I know you know a lot about buttons.... but I think Francois August Fonson made buttons around 1890 till start WWI When his son Jules came into the bussines (somewhere begin 1900, don't have a specifically year), the name was changed into Fonson & co . August was born in 1845, he died in 1920. The Fonson bussiness started in 1848 by two brothers Jean-Barthélemy (1808-1882) and Jean-Francois Fonson ( no known dates), they used the mark Fonson Fréres. It is not all clear for me,because there is not much information about those buttonmakers. I'm still looking for information. During the lockdown I organised my buttons.... had a lot of time. In this way I put the buttons of the Belgian line infantry in a small frame. There were buttons of Fonson Fréres, A. Fonson and Fonson & Co. So these buttons were only made till start of WWI, later in 1915 Belgians got khaki uniforms with buttons model Belgian Lion. Pic attached: I believe number 4 is French, still miss nr 5.
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  15. Hello Gentlemen, Small auction house sometimes, and especially if they are numismatic auction, they do not understand the importance of Medal. From an auction house in Portugal, I have got a photo from : Medalha Nacional do Merito na Cooperação e Desenvolvimento : National Medal of Merit for Cooperation and Developpment. A nice breast medal, in silver, said to be 64 grammes. I just got the photo, but it's better than nothing. If any one has this medal, I'am very interested to buy. Regards to all. Emmanuel
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  16. Hi, yup, I knew him for 3-4 years. When i get it finalised I will post close ups :-)
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