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  1. Afghan Order of Glory, established in 1982 and abolished ten years later. Regards
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  2. The explanation for the rough finish of the MVK2 that started the thread is not that it was immersed in water. The explanation was provided in my two postings above along with relevant photographs of other crosses that fall into the same classification... namely, Gussfertigungen aus Geschützbronze (cast crosses made from captured enemy artillery pieces.) As stated, these genuine, period-original, CAST crosses range from mediocre looking to crappy looking. But they are 100% original to the period. I don't know why I bother writing anything in my posts because some peop
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  3. The Major with the Annaberg Cross is Major Horadam (Freicorps Oberland)
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  4. Сержант (позже капрал) Уильям Смит 3/3133 служил в 8-м батальоне Черной стражи, которому командовал полковник лорд Семпилл. В истории полка телесный с таким фамилией числится полковником-ординарцем. The star of 1914-1915 (for being in the theater of military operations in a certain time period) was issued for a sergeant (SJT), and the medals established later for participation in the war were already issued for a corporal (CPL). Скорее всего, звезда выдавалась по «загрузочным» листам (спискам выезда) для отправки во Францию, when he was a sergeant, а медали уже выдавались по об
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  5. Abreviations from Stammliste des Marine-Sanitäts-Offizierskorps 1918
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  6. It is an Austro-Hungarian (Austrian) patriotic badge.
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  7. Marked with color (circled the location of the regiment) green - more than 140 crosses per regiment light green-from 120 to 140 crosses per regiment light brown-from 100 to 120 yellow - from 80 to 100 pink-from 60 to 80 orange - from 40 to 60 red - from 20 to 40 empty field (black circle on the map) - from 0 to 20. The first mass-scale in terms of the number of Mobilization Crosses awarded is the border green-light green-light brown belt of the Russian-Serbian and the red - black belt, which tends to zero, is the rear one. That is, the most decorated regiments on
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  8. Hi Karlo, perfect, thank you very much! Here is another Funke pic I won recently, signed and dated. Best, Sandro
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  9. Hi, it is HH hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz Regards Andreas
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  10. Hello Sandro, I was finally able to identify all the admirals on your photos. Here are the ID's, in the order you posted them: Char. Admiral Max Rollmann Char. Admiral Max Rollmann (the zoom-in of the photo above) Vizeadmiral Wilhelm Schack Admiral Ludwig von Schröder Admiral Friedrich Graf von Baudissin Admiral Ludwig von Schröder Char. Konteradmiral Otto Herbig Admiral Friedrich von Ingenohl Vizeadmiral Leo Jacobson Großadmiral Hans von Koester Admiral August von Thomsen Char. Vizeadmiral Felix Funke Char. Vizeadmir
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  11. The Bombay Light Horse was an 'Auxilliary Force India' unit - the equivalent of the British Territorials, and recruited from British resident in India. Many of these units were little more than givernment subsidized social clubs in reality, but in theory could be called out in war or for 'aid to the civil powers' [riots]. The Bombay Light Horse was not mobilized as a unit during either World War, though individual members would certainly have served in the India Army. As Simius Rex points out, this style of mess dress became popular in the 1930s and could in theory have been worn
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  12. Perhaps sibfox is asking... what kind of uniform is it? The jacket is called a Tropical Mess Jacket and was worn to social events with a black bow tie and a white, wingtip shirt. The cummerbund belt is missing. The ensemble dates from before 1947 as the Bombay Light Horse Cavalry was disbanded when India gained its independence. .
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  13. My brother’s last work of art, portrait of (then) Oberst Bolko Graf von Rödern, in the uniform of the Garde Dragoner Regiment Nr. 2, Alexandra Kaiserin von Russland.
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  14. What people collect depends on what catches their fancy; everybody has different interests and therefore a different collecting focus. Some people focus on different types and variations, others only collect decorations in the best possible condition (or the exact opposite: ground-dug awards in extremely poor condition), and others are only interested in awards with interesting stories behind them. You can focus on a certain country, a certain period, a certain conflict, a certain unit, or a certain branch or field. There is no right and wrong way to collect. Collect in a way that feels right
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  15. ❗️❗️❗️SOMETHING MOST OF YOU WERE NOT EVEN AWARE OFF❗️❗️❗️ FACT: Did you know that during the Great Patriotic War 71 Mueller's, 22 Goering's, 45 Bormann's, many Manstein's, Hess's, and even Hitler, not Adolf, but Semyon Konstantinovich Hitler served in the Soviet Army? Please welcome today's hero Semyon Konstantinovich Hitler, who was born in 1922 in the Ukrainian SSR, Kamyanets-Podolsk region, Orininsky district. Nationality Jewish. Semyon Konstantinovich served as Heavy machine gunner of the 73rd separate machine gun battalion, Tiraspol Fortified Region, Se
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  16. Dr Hans Thomsen was a German Diplomat and lawyer ,the facto one of the first lawyers in the Diplomatic career . born 1891 in Hamburg dead in 1962 Hamburg. he served in Oslo, then as viceconsul in Milan and Neaples , he served also in Genever as adjoint to the german representation in the League of Nations, returned to Germany was later send to Washington DC were fom 1938 to 1941 was charge of affaires ,de facto Ambassador. because of the recall of Ambassador Dieckoff . once returned to Germany he was send to Sweden as Ambassador and stay there until the end of the War.he was not charged in th
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  17. Also posted this on the Lippe-Detmold topic but, these will work to revive this one, as well - Lippe 2nd Type Leopold Order, 3rd Class with a Red Eagle 4th and a Russian 1904/05 Red Cross Medal. A really unusual combo.
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  18. What you say Larry, rare indeed, thanks for sharing!
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  19. Over a year ago, I spotted a train guard wearing enamel ribbons on his uniform - a trio of Golden Jubilee, Diamond Jubilee, and Cadet Forces Medal. He was a bit startled when I asked him which of the Cadets he'd been involved with, without mentioning the ribbons at all!
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  20. I agree, top photo. Cheers, Larry
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  21. JohanH is absolutely correct. It is a die-stamped, gilded brass, M1941 Controspallina for the black tunic or evening gala tunic of an Ufficiale Inferiore of the MVSN's Administrative Branch. .
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  22. Those ribbons appear to be the Romanian Order of the Star and the Romanian Crusade Against Communism Medal.
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  23. Res ipsa loquitur
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  24. Yeah I get that. But as 1812 ouverture has such a wide collection I tried my luck. Heinrich is from another branch of my Kassel originating family. My interest in phaleristics is a consequence of my genealogical hobby now over 25 years ago.
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  25. Does anyone have a complete list of von Bergmann's awards? I never knew he was this well decorated.
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  26. I’m with you, thanks for filling me in! it raised a red flag what with the Berlin 1914 markings (seemed very unlikely), but thought I’d double check. It’s probably my naïveté, but it really bothers me that people produce fakes to sell for profit. The whole early post-war replacement issues is fine to me, but people nowadays dumping some modern trash in the garden to weather then sell as original is just downright awful.
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  27. Does not looks as the current M 1957 Soviet Officers Dirk . Perhaps its as you says a Marshall type one Another pssibility is a Diplomatic dagger , Soviet Diplomatics received special uniforms in 1943 pigeon grey in colour with SBs and braids .
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  28. Johan, Your query concerning the miniature has resulted in a revealing great images - for which I am most grateful. I am working on a history of the Order of the Seal of Solomon and these images are most welcome. My sincere thanks to you. Kind regards, Owain
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  29. Hiya, It's AFTER any long service medal. See listings below. Sorry for the fussy left, difficult to scan without it. Hope it helps. Marcon1. The Ebola medal is listed on the 3rd. page on the left 13th from the top.
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  30. Those are ranks and signatures - Gefr (Gefreiter) and then a signature followed by Uffz (Unteroffizier) followed by a signature. If he was killed or died of wounds it wouldn't be entered under a weapon issue.
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  31. Indentant (should read Intendant) Dr. Heyne GreYC
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  32. Stars of this type were used from the mid-1950s to the mid-90s, multi-million copies of various productions. It's all right, don't doubt it. To look for nuances in them is a thankless task, there were bags in the stores of the military trade. And they molded what they had on a pile of uniforms, and they rolled them over from the old shoulder straps,and bought new ones. The Soviet Army did not pay attention to this - to the multicolored appearance and so on. Regular hardware.
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  33. 28. 01. 1920 Vizeadmiral mit RDA vom 12. 12. 1919 12. 05. 1920 änderung des Patents als Vizeadmiral auf RDA. vom 29. 10. 1919
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  34. Hi Christophe! thanks for you kind words... on behalf of my brother I can tell you that these comments are really very much appreciated. Do you have any interesting or a favourite photograph of a Saxon General with full regalia that you want to share? Maybe I can convince my brother to make a portrait of him. ciao, Claudio I forgot to mention that my brother already portrayed a Saxon high officer who later became General and during WW1 Saxon minister of war. Here it is:
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  36. The badge says Bombay Light Horse and, based on the link below, that seems right, https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bosleys-military-auctioneers/catalogue-id-srbos10016/lot-b3904555-4341-492d-864d-a6f800dbc6f6
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  37. Yes, I think you are right about the Nischan Iftikar-Orden, and that he got the Großoffizierkreuz. I found it listed as "TNJft1" and I pressumed this meant the Großkreuz. Thanks for the sources regarding the HSEH3a. My source didn't list it (it listed SA3a instead), and I guess then the "Ritterkreuz I. Klasse des Königlich Sächsischen Albrechts-Ordens" should be replaced with HSEH3a? Do you agree? Regarding the Kolonial-Denkmünze mit Spange „Deutsch-Ostafrika 1888/89“. You are correct that he was dead when this medal was being awarded. But I think it was awarded to him
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  38. Hi Simi, to be honest, each time I see such hook on a ribbon bar, it is a fake. We see the hook from the swords on the Zähringen ribbon. You can see on original ribbon bar that the tailor has create the bar very carefully. Not like here when swords has been added on the bar. Even if the ribbons looks like original. Kay Winkler has such horrible ribbon bars for sale. If they were so marvellous, they should have been sold since very long time, that's my two cents Christophe
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  39. Hello all, I came across this photo and I am curious to know who the gentleman on the far left is, what his medals are and a possible ID, second, I am trying to decipher the medals on the Chinese diplomat to the right of him. From my guessing: 1. Kronen-Orden 4 klasse? 2. Annen-Orden Ritterkreuz? 3. Possibly a Belgian order? 4. Order of Takovo ? Any help is appreciated, Thanks!
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  40. Here we have an ordensspange consisting of official, and less official, medals which were awarded to a Bavarian soldier of Königlich Bayerische 12. Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Arnulf. It consists of: * Iron Cross II Class * 1914-1918 Hindenburg Medal * 1814-1914 12 Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment Medal * 1813-1913 Major v. Lutzow Medal The reverse: Other than being a Bavarian, all that can be deduced by this medal group is that he was a pre-war serving soldier (c.1913) who survived until at least 1933. Inte
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  41. Issued on 大正十四年十月三日 = October 3, 1925 陸軍下土適任證書 - Certificate of the Suitability for the Army 陸軍步兵上等兵 - Army Infantry Senior Soldier 岩名三郎 - Iwana Saburō 步兵科下土適任 - Suitable for Infantry NCO School/Course
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  42. Very interesting. He got his Dr. med. from the University of Frankfurt in 1918.
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  43. Glenn nails it methinks... I think the most identifiable boards remain the Cypher regiments as the numbered boards are different to the active, then concentrating on the later fieldgrey boards which the retired officers probably did not wear. Then getting a regiment in which the history mentions all the officers who served in the regiment but were posted elsewhere to see who came into question that were however not on the regimental commanders list. For WW1 I have two Bavarian sets to a Colonel with "20" on the boards.... they are the only ones with a sure name...
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  44. I have wanted one of these late war ones for some time... then this turned up..... named to a FLAK NCO... he was only with the unit from mid 1918... but he WAS with the 2nd bavarian Jäger in 1916 and was wounded at Verdun! Best Chris
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  45. P.S. He served in 3rd infantry regiment See https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/近衛歩兵第3連隊
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  46. This is indeed 善行證書 - Good Conduct [Certificate] It was issued 大正五年十一月二十八日 - Novermber 28, 1916 to 陸軍歩兵上等兵 - Superior Private (infantry) 渡邊三郎 - Sabu Watanabe
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  47. Thought you would enjoy seeing my Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes. Marked 800 and L21. Enjoy! Tom
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  48. Hi, I have to say that purple enameled example in posts 20/21 is amazing! Please don't shoot me, but what exactly is it please?? Here's my small contribution - something from the lower end of the spectrum I'm afraid. Regards Mike Obverse...
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