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  1. Good evening JapanX, Many thanks for your response and the identification of the japanese character. Cheers. Bill
  2. Hello Eric, I have no idea why FIA (which stands for Fabrique d'Insignes Artistiques, formerly Augis a Lyon based maker of badges and medals) got the contract to produce those badges. The badge is for the Sport Commitee of the USSR. I believe X, XV, XX stands for 10, 15 or 20 years membership ? Cheers Bill
  3. Hello gabatgh, These medals are definitely not French. As Tony said these are Swiss Shooting Contest Medals. There are 4 languages spoken in Switzerland : French, German, Italian and Romanche (plus Yeniche but only in the Grisons Canton). Only the first three are official languages. Cheers Bill
  4. Good evening Gentlemen, I need your help to identify this decoration which I believe to be British, but so far I have only seen "For Life Saving" or "For Gallantry" Crosses but no "For Merit" Cross. Cheers Bill Reverse of the medal is completely blank and there is absolutely no maker's mark.
  5. Good evening, I need your help to identify this medal which I believe to be Japanese. I have found nothing similar so far. The crown puzzles me. Cheers. Bill Reverse of the medal is completely blank and there is absolutely no maker's mark.
  6. Hello Stuka f, Your photo is taken from the movie "1900" by Bernardo Bertolucci. Cheers Bill
  7. Hello Simon, Dimensions are (roughly) : 60 x 24 mm. I will have to do a photography of the reverse. Cheers Bill
  8. Good evening gentlemen, I need your help to identify the following badge which I have not been able to find on the internet, might not be British (could-it be canadian?). Cheers Bill
  9. Hello, I've seen some of your rexist badges.

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  10. Hello Peter, Many thanks for your response. I fully agree with you regarding the poor quality of this decoration and the fact that this might not been British. Cheers Bill
  11. Hello Gentlemen, It seems that everything is back to normal. Here are two pictures of this fancy decoration. Cheers. Bill
  12. Sorry I have a hard time uploading photos for the moment ! I keep having the same message : "There was a problem uploading the file" The photo I wanted to add is in jpeg and only 394 Ko, any idea how I could solve this problem ? Cheers
  13. Good afternoon Gentlemen, Can anyone help me identified this fancy decoration, is this a movie or theatrical prop or is it related to a false Order of Chivalry (International Order as the German called them) ? It is a two parts construction, gilt and silvered bronze. There is no maker's mark. Cheers Bill
  14. Hello Chuck, Thanks for helping me. It is a rather small badge, circa 20-22 mm. It has a pin with catch on the back, there is no maker's mark. Probably circa 1930-40. As soon as I will put the hand on the badge (I have moved this summer and have no idea where are some of my badges) I will post a photo from the back. Cheers Bill
  15. Good evening gentlemen, I need your help to identify this small badge from the Russian emigration (circa 1930 I presume). No maker. Cheers Bill
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