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  1. Hello Bayern, Yes, sure. Height is 30 mm and width is 28 mm. Cheers Bill
  2. Hello again, I hope these photos will be alright. Cheers Bill
  3. Hello Linas, The badge below the print by Carl Vernet is neither a French medal nor a French military badge, in fact I am not even sure it is French. Could you please make a close up photo of the coat of arms. Cheers Bill
  4. Hello Gentlemen, Thanks for your comments, I will try to make some better pictures. Cheers Bill
  5. Good evening gentlemen, Sorry for this late reply. Many thanks to you Paul for this identification. Cheers Bill
  6. Hello Bayern, Thanks for replying. Do you know of any other "British made" badges of the Brazilian or Mexican armies ? Cheers Bill
  7. Good evening gentlemen, I need your help identifying a skull badge (the bright one). Is it a fake of the german skull (I have put one in comparison, sorry for the vert-de-gris) or is it a re-use in some foreign country (maybe South-america) of the german pattern of this skull badge ? Eyes and nose are not hollowed out. Cheers Bill
  8. Good evening gentlemen, I was lucky to be able to add this few badges to my collection : Cheers Bill
  9. Good evening gentlemen, I need your help to identify this Russian badge I have just found in a flea market. I think the back plate and the bolt (both in silver) come from another badge. It is possible that this badge is not military, maybe some kind of school or technological institute ? Anyway it is not in werlich's book "Badges of Imperial Russia" nor in Patrikeev's volumes 1 and 2 "the badges of Russia" (unfortunately I don't own volume 3). Sory for the poor quality of the Photos. Cheers. Bill
  10. Hello Gentlemen, Thanks to both of you for your research. I think this silver badge is quite old (1930-50 ?).There is also the possibility that the badge do not refere to Africa but perhaps Asia as there are panthers in Asia as well. Cheers Bill
  11. Hello Bayern, Thanks for this first comment. I thought that the Kudu was the emblem of British Somaliland ? Cheers. Bill
  12. Hello Gentlemen, I need help identifying this badge (made by Firmin - London) which I suspect to be an Officer's badge for some Regiment. Cheers Bill
  13. Good evening JapanX, Many thanks for your response and the identification of the japanese character. Cheers. Bill
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Hello Stuka f, Your photo is taken from the movie "1900" by Bernardo Bertolucci. Cheers Bill
  19. Hello Simon, Dimensions are (roughly) : 60 x 24 mm. I will have to do a photography of the reverse. Cheers Bill
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Hello Gentlemen, It seems that everything is back to normal. Here are two pictures of this fancy decoration. Cheers. Bill
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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