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    Belgium National Orders, Imperial German Iron Cross, French Orders,
    Bulgarian Royal Orders and Rare Communist Orders Orders from Europe

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  1. Hi,

    You have a miniature of GC of LOH on Ebay.fr.

    I am interested in this miniature , however I am not sure whether you can send to Australia.

    Also are you happy to sell it direct and What will be your Total to Australia

     

     Best Regards

     

    Peter

    1. larsb001

      larsb001

      Hello Peter, good to get in touch again.

      Shipping to Australia seems to be a problem for the moment as you're not on the list of countries which I can ship to, but sometime in the future things should be normal again.

      I'm normally quite reluctant to close auctions as I hate when others do so. But as we have dealt before I believe I can do so, but I would ask the listing price plus postage and the 4% PayPal fee (a bank transfer is without fees within EU so that's why PayPal isn't listed as an option). If this is of interest we can do so but when you'll receive it is unclear, your guess is as good as mine. I may also have a Bulgarian Medal of Merit in Silver mini which perhaps could be of your interest?

      Kind regards, Lars

       

    2. Graf

      Graf

      Hi Lars,

      Thank you for the reply

      The reason I asked you is because our Government put 10% Tax on all sales from overseas on Ebay.

      However if there are any doubts for the Post simply forget it  I will leave for times better the now.

      It looks like the Post in some parts of Europe does not include Australia at the moment

      It is nice to have the mini, however it is not a must

       

      Good Luck with the sales.. I noticed you listed several miniatures

       

      Regards

       

      Peter

  2. Hi 922F, Thank you for the comment. I also, like you, have been looking for a such mini for a while My latest Red Cross The ribbon looks modern one and not the correct, however this Cross is difficult to get, therefore i can not be very picky
  3. I agree wit Sal. Modern item. Also I am not convinced that it is a Grand Cross More likely Commander Just explore this Dealer site, including the Sold items as well and you can make your mind Best
  4. My latest Miniature Grand Cross of the Order of St Alexander
  5. My latest Red Cross Miniature Part of a small Austrian Group
  6. Hi Thank you for your opinion I agree with Eric That it could be a nice post war production using original parts I assume the maker used different core either because the original tools were damaged or to distinguish the post war production from the earlier ones I have not asked whether the core is magnetic. Just came across this EK while browsing on internet I do not know the size , however comparing the frames the cross looks wider the any of the known early production. Pity i had one few years ago, however I sold it as part of trimming and reshaping my colle
  7. Hi Gordon, Thank you for the reply In another Thread Those four clam shell were posted It looks the clam shell on this cross looks OK My question was about the cross itself So far I have never seen before a cross with closed arms of the number 4 all of Deumer crosses I have seen were with open arms of the number 4 of the date Graf
  8. Hi, I came across of this 1941 EK1 WW2 production by Deumer I know that the two well known Variants of this cross have open 4 on the Date 1914 This particular one has a closed 4 Graf
  9. Hi New World, Thank you for the adding to my point Here is a low grade fake Not only the high classes are safe from the fakers At least ,who ever buys it will not depart with handsome sum of cash
  10. Hi Petar, Thank you for your opinion. Also you do not have to feel sorry for the "bad name" created by the fakers. That is the human nature and greediness that makes those people to do such things. Comparing to what has happened with Orders and decorations from other countries that is a very small problem I can reassure you that even people with a "good" names and reputation such as well known Experts, Dealers, Sellers and Auction Houses have closed their eyes and for the sake of nice profit cheated the collectors community..and still doing it I have been keep
  11. Hi Petar, You have more exposure to those fakes in Bulgaria. Always is a good experience when you have in your hands both the fake and the original item and carefully analyze and compare both (as on your picture) Then you can have a better chance to detect fakes even from pictures, although no one is bullet proof We all have our bad experience with fakes. With time we develop a nice guts feeling to accept or reject an item Regarding the enamel i am sure that as we improve our knowledge and experience the fakers do the same and they perfect their work It is their job Our job
  12. Hi Petar, I agree with you and the other members - The Star is a fake I suspect that the enamel is a new soft one and will not pass the "needle test" The Star has so many bad spots to be original 1st Class Prince/King Ferdinand Model I also believe that the back plate cup with the maker name could have been copied from an original one There are Stars with the maker mark and also ones without this mark. The nuts on the back could be different Nevertheless all have very high quality finish You can see the nicely rounded edges of the stars arms See pictures provided It
  13. Hi Christophe, In addition of those makers , Very small numbers of the Bravery Order were made in France Here is a picture to what is believed to be the very first model of the 4th Class of the Order for Bravery made by V.L The miniature is also made by V.L French makers made Those Orders are extremely rare You can see the distinctive features of this model when compared with other models made other non French makers Note the Bulgarian makers stepped-in in the later stages of WW2 and post War period. Mainly in the Regency and the Republican periods Their quality was n
  14. Hi, It is Bulgarian Single bar More likely to be for the Order for Bravery, although such a ribbon was use for the Order for Military Merit and The Order for Merit in wartime periods On the picture you can see all above mentioned Orders on display From left to right Order for Bravery Order for Military Merit (without crown) and Order for Merit The Period is difficult to be identified More likely WW1 Also the crown is not typical Bulgarian which suggests that the owner was non Bulgarian Regards
  15. Hi Igor, Yes it is very nice In real looks even nicer It is more likely to be WW1 period It is the small type 53 mm x 30 mm German made Stamped, as you see "SILBER" on the top Godet?! Perhaps yes, however without maker mark difficult to say Recently 14 Carat Gold badge by Godet was sold on auction in Germany It was a stunning piece and the price was also stunning Sadly I was not the lucky buyer Graf
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