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  1. 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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  2. Lt dR Wilhelm Ruwie (destroyed seven tanks). From Nassauer Bote, 31.10.1918
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  3. "Das angegebene Datum ist nicht zwangsweise das Datum der Beförderung, sondern das Rangdienstalter (RDA). Bei guten Leistungen und Beurteilungen konnte das Rangdienstalter nach hinten verschoben werden, z.B. Beförderung am 1.10.1913 mit Rangdienstalter vom 1.4.1913. Damit konnte der nächste Dienstgrad schneller errreicht werden als bei einem am gleichen Tag beförderten Kameraden, bei dem Beförderungsdatum und RDA identisch oder dichter beisammen sind. Bei schlechten Leistungen und Verfehlungen konnte das RDA auch in die andere Richtung verschoben werden, das bedeutete entsprechend spätere Befö
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  4. Hi, that does not say Ferd. but KARL. The letters after the date denote his seniority amongst other officers promoted on the same date. He survived the war, becoming a General Staff Hauptmann. As can bee seen from this photo from the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, he was reactivated in WW2. Regards Glenn
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  5. The last cross on the medal bar is the Anhalt Friedrich Kreuz II klasse
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  7. "whp" was just a typo. I guess it should have been "who"...
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  8. Hi maxblue, I do share your passion! Here is a very early piece I could recently acquire. It is by Bron whp produced only 40 pieces before he died.
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  9. Here is the third "Resistance" / Medal of the Patriots of the Interior / Underground Medal made by Sevadjian. An obvious difference from the English Mappin & Webb version shown earlier in the thread is that the Emperor has medals on his uniform and another is the style of lettering. After lots of searching I finally found this one, I just need the other 2 now !!
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  10. Very interesting! The last Prussian "Hofgartendirektor". There is even a picture in the article, however the scan makes it unrecognizable. Fortunately, it can be found on the net: It might be that this is the Hohenzollern Hausorden without swords.
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  11. Actually this set belonged to Officer of Health (Officier van Gezondheid) Tiddo Reddingius.
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  12. Paul, UKR, Republic of Yemen - to commemorate the 25th anniversary (1973-1998) of the war liberating the Shareen ( a tribal name). The brick design may allude to the Marib Dam. I think for YAR and RoY flags are depicted Further research required........ Owain
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  13. 25th anniversary 1973-98 I think Yemen Arab Republic buy no idea what it commemorates. I suspect Owain will know. Paul
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  14. 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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  15. Great work! Here is a 1932 article relating to a Josef Jans (b. 1894). I cannot find him in the MWB or any other publications from the war era. http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/periodika/periodical/pageview/3430365?query=segelflieger hausorden
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  16. many painters did the face from life and the remainder from memory often employing a student to apply the finishing touches and as we all know after a few bottles of wine the memory is often less than reliable p
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  17. Another one from the Ostpreußenblatt (23.4.1960), might have some new info on Ulrich Benefeldt from IR 43: And another one, might have more info on Oberst Julius Münster, from Ostpreußenblatt 20.8.1960.
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  18. He got the Swedish order on December 8th 1894.
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  19. Norway. King Haakon VII Coronation Medal 1905.
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  20. Whether the decoration comes with or without a four-pointed star (plaque in Dutch). Kind regards, Laurentius
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  21. Sadly, it may be the case that the artist simply created a fancy looking order to go around the subject's neck. Six arms certainly is unusual and one would think it would make identification fairly easy.
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  22. Hello There ! Not a very clear picture ... but guessing regarding the ribbon , size and swords .. yes it is a Gold Liyakat Medal with Swords ...
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  23. bigjarofwasps, a great classic movie. An interesting article which does briefly touch on the use of Gold Sovereigns in Arabia: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-lawrence-arabia-180951857/
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  24. Not all "official" medals manufactured in the UK for HM Government are manufactured by the Royal Mint. Dave. Vaughton & Sons are still in existence and still manufacture silver items including insignia and medals. They did not cease in 1992 as your posting suggests. Dave.
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  25. More correct dates appear to be in February 1945, when Alexander visited Belgrade. Here many interesting photos of the occasion. Confirming the timeframe, a telegram from Churchill dated 1 March 1945, congratulating Alexander for the successful mission to Belgrade. I am very pleased. 😇
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  26. Hello! It's field marshal Harold Alexander and the picture is probably from their meeting in april 1945. There are alot of information about Alexander if you google him.
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  27. Good Morning Everyone...... It;s been 10 years since anything has been added to this thread so I thought I would add some more...... I have just obtained a group of medals that consist of: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Queen's South Africa Medal, World War One War Medal and Interallied Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches....... I have been contacted by the seller with information that they have found some papers and two more pieces of ribbon but no medals that as per the description are a French Legion of Honour and Egyptian Order of the Nile.....
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  28. All reproduction items, unfortunately.
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  29. Medal "For the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic" Established on 3 September 2020 by ministerial order 414. Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for significant contribution to the fight against the new COVID19 coronavirus pandemic, for dedication and professionalism displayed in the performance of military and official duties, conscientious performance of official duties in the provision of medical and other assistance aimed at combating the coronavirus infection; for merit in the development and implementation of treatments for
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  30. Hello Gentlemen, Like Owain said, this medal is in 2 classes, or at least seen with plain ribbon, or with a ribbon with rosette (for officer).This medal was manufactured by Arthus Bertrand, the medaillon itself is relatively often found on medal show in France, but the medal complete with its suspension is scarce to be found. I was fortunate enough to catch one some days, long long before corona era....,and even more fortunate to source the ribbon. By fortunate, it didn't costed me a lot, like 100 € for the medal, and the ribbon, but you simply do not found this medal complete, it's not e
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  31. "What part of Kappenabzeichen did you not understand!?"
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  32. Hopefully this will be partially to do with military things. My grandmother's cousin was at this school in the early 1900s. I have been searching online but cannot find anything about it. It is / was at Eastney, Portsmouth, I think. She is in this photo at the school.
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  33. Joy As I expect you know, Eastney Barracks was the home of the Royal Marine Artillery from 1867 until their amalgamation with the Royal Marine Light Infantry (to form the Royal Marine Corps) in 1927 https://www.geograph.org.uk/snippet/13158 I imagine that this was a girls' school established - and situated in the barracks, perhaps - to educate the daughters of the men living in married quarters.
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