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  1. Many thanks for pointing us to this resource, Glenn, which I personally was not aware of. I discover that archive.org has a number of volumes - but not 1912, it appears. It does have 1917, though, which might be useful for someone, https://archive.org/details/gothaischerhofka1917gothuoft/page/n6/mode/1up
  2. What a great buy you've got there, Wyomingguy! To add to what Glenn has said, I would bet that the American officer is Capt. Samuel G. Shartle, an artilleryman who was US Military Attache to Berlin at the time. Ulsterman made a good post about him on this very Site, https://gmic.co.uk/topic/64979-colonel-tamura-okinosuke-a-quiet-bookish-man-in-the-center-of-history/?do=findComment&comment=612527 Further down in that thread, Ulsterman shows the back of a postcard he found on the Internet written by Shartle to his wife and sent on 9 Sept 1910, which shows a number of signature
  3. and In such matters, Google is often your friend. This is what it revealed, https://tallinnmuseum.com/2020/07/03/the-unrealized-order-of-the-duchy-of-brunswick/
  4. At the original resolution, I can see why you would think that, Andreas. However, when blown up, I think that it is 1933, which fits in with M. Valot's dates of service, of course.
  5. A variation I wasn't aware of. Thank you, Stuka.
  6. What is the uniform on the right, please, Stuka?
  7. From what I can see from the pdfs linked to above, these books look to be of excellent quality, Stephan. btw the third link is a repeat of the second. Might you be able to put up the correct link to the third book, please?
  8. A surprise. I'd have thought that Heavy Metal would have been right up his street However, long may he remain tone deaf!
  9. Have we addressed the question as to why a blade introduced in 1845 would be on a hilt dating to no later than 1830?
  10. I did consider Sir Arundell Neave but discounted him as I was concerned by the lack of a middle name beginning with M. I think that a better fit would be Arthur Montagu Neave (b.1842 liv. 1891). He was descended from the second son of the 1st baronet; if the 1st baronet was the original grantee of these arms, then being descended from the second son would explain the crescent in the arms for Arthur Montagu Neave. Furthermore, as the attached 1863 Gazette entry shows, he was an ensign in the 36th Foot at one point in his life. This is confirmed by the extract from his 1865 marriage
  11. In theory, all coats of arms are unique with only one person having any one design. The traditional way of looking up coats of arms is to use Papworth's Ordinary of Arms, which is what I have done. The best fit is to the family of Neve of Norfolk (see extract below). The crescent in the top left quarter indicates that the descent is from a second son of the original grantee of arms. Source: https://archive.org/details/alphabeticaldicta02papw/page/655/mode/1up Fairbairn's Crests, however, says that the crest (over the shield) is of Neve of Tenterden, Kent. https://www.myfa
  12. Thank you for posting these side-by-side images, Volovonok. They give a clearer indication of the complications of this issue. It is almost like the blade has been shortened from both ends. Let us hope that your examination of the etching throws more light unto this conundrum.
  13. Is it possible it is a broken blade which has been ground down?
  14. The bidding is all the stranger for the seller saying no more than that the man is wearing an 1850 model busby. It has to be said, of course, that this is careful wording which, while factually correct, allows a naive bidder room to read more into the description than is justified.
  15. The devastation caused by this ghastly explosion is almost beyond belief and is a major blow to an already stricken Lebanon. In this context, and in the light of how close he was, we should be thankful for the survival of your friend, a fellow member of our community, despite injury - and what sounds like a harrowing journey to get help - and the loss of his home. How fortunate that his family wasn't with him at the time. Let us hope that his recovery in body and mind is a speedy one.
  16. That's very annoying, Alex! However, the image I posted is all that is relevant there for this thread. If you wanted to see the rest of the volume, a search on archive.org using the title given in my original post is probably the best route for you.
  17. Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen! It turns out that that ever wonderful website, archive.org, hosts a scan of Army Regulations, India, Vol. VII - Dress, a link to which is below. WARNING: this volume is additive and many hours can be wasted spent browsing it! https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.505458/page/n5/mode/2up Now, to matters in hand. It is pp. 19 & 20 that concern us and I reproduce the relevant extracts, for convenience, below. Source: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.505458/page/n31/mode/2up
  18. Apologies, I should have spotted that you also made the ADC connection, Hugh.
  19. It seems like Bayern was exactly on the right track! Below is a photo of such a tunic sold by Bosley's five years ago, described as "Edwardian Scarlet Uniform of an ADC to a Viceroy". The flower in the embroidery on the front of the tunic I take to be the Lotus flower, the symbol of India. cf with the tunic worn by the then ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the embroidery of which incorporated the shamrock, my source* tells me. Source: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bosleys-military-auctioneers/catalogue-id-srbos10006/lot-e9576a2a-ede6-43fb-befe-a44a
  20. Why on earth would someone want to demolish such a splendid building?? Fortunately, the tower still stands, Google tells me. May I ask where the Jones picture is exhibited, please? I ask because he painted another version of it which can be seen below, and which is exhibited in Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery. Source: https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/andernach-prussia-47436# You will note that he didn't feel the need to portray himself in this version, for some reason.
  21. This page agrees that it is the badge of the 1st Hussar Regiment of Estonia, http://militaria19191938.org/2018/06/05/3-original-estonian-1920-era-military-badges-silver-estonian-1st-hussar-regimt/ The one shown on the page linked to was made in Estonia, though. Here is an Estonian Wikipedia page about the regiment which shows an illustration of the badge and if you Google "Ratsarügement" you will find lots more on the regiment and its badge.
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