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    blank TWM

    Gents, Does anybody know a “blank” TWM? I have a picture detail of an estate, which was divided a couple of years ago. There was a Gallipoli Star, which has no signs of colouring and / or enamel. Based on this (poor) picture, I cannot see any remaining. So I guess, there was never any other surface as blank. I heard several rumours, that these parts were made for the “daily wear”, as anybody expected to damage any pieces while in wear. I cannot confirm this, nor find any other explanation. Unfortunately, this is the only image I can show. I would appreciate, if anybody has some ideas or thoughts. Thanks and br, Chris
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    Gents, Looking for a Prussian Observers badge from Juncker / silver. Don't need to be a mint piece, but intact needle system and no (minor) damages on the front. Thanks for any offers via pm and best regards, Chris

    £1.00

  3. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    Gents, Looking for a Prussian Observers badge from Juncker / silver. Don't need to be a mint piece, but intact needle system and no (minor) damages on the front. Thanks for any offers via pm and best regards, Chris

    £0.01

  4. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • WANTED
    • ORIGINAL

    Gents, Looking for a Prussian Observers badge from Juncker / silver. Don't need to be a textbook piece, but intact needle system. Thanks for any offers via pm and best regards, Chris

    £0.01

  5. Thanks a lot! I knew this sites, but also looking for some books, etc. BR, Chris
  6. Gents, Is there any recommendations about the Japanese Fire Department, such as history, organisation, etc? Thanks in advance and br, Chris
  7. I tried to "play" with the quality of the tally. Hopefully, somebody can help with identification? Thanks and br, Chris
  8. Gents, Attached tally puzzles me. I guess, it's a souvenier tally of a former German guy. Any chance for identification / reading? I know, the quality of photo is pretty poor. But maybe good enought to identify? Thanks in advance and best regards, Chris
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    Ottoman cap tally

    Thanks a lot! Just wondering, if somebody else have any similar tally...? BR, Chris
  10. Gents, I came across this ottoman tally, which I would identify as tally for the Midilli ex Imperial German Breslau. Maybe somebody confirm the wonderful calligraphy? Beside this, I’d like to know the purpose of this tally. Based on this ornamental “art”, it seems like this is not an official tally, but only given (sold?) as sweetheart tally or souvenir? Does anybody have further information about these kind of tallies? Thanks and br, Chris
  11. Thanks Nick! Fortunately, I got in touch with the Great-grandniece of this previous “owner”. According to her, her Great-granduncle was commanded on board of the SMS Prinzeß Wilhelm in China. Before he returned to Germany, he arranged some sweetheart tallies. His diary mentioned, that he asked his Chinese “Mafu” to “create” this tally. Later back in Germany, he bought a “Reservistenpaddel” (English?) and tied this tally to several others. Unfortunately, the “Paddel” was sold a couple of years ago and the former buyer untied this Chinese written tally. BR, Chris
  12. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    Gents, I‘m always interested in Imperial German cap tallies. Would be happy to get any offers. Beside this, any connection to collector colleagues would be great, too. BR, Chris

    £100.00

  13. Maybe for the locals? Or maybe a Chinese ship, serving for the German Gouvernment? I agree with you, the writting looks terrible. But by own experience, I would say, this was written by a Chinese (not European, Chinese speaking/writting guy). My Japanese handwritting will be easily identified as "non-Japanese writter". I found attached picture (courtesy of Chris Dale, http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk/). Looks terrible as well, isn't it? BR, Chris
  14. Now with this transcription I can see the kanji, thanks a lot mate! Maybe some Chinese sailors under German command? Such as Hilfsseeleute (compare to the Chinese Leasehold Police under German command)? I know this tally from a picture, but can‘t find it... BR, Chris
  15. Gents, This (probably) cap tally is puzzling me. Can anyone give me a translation (and confirmation, if it's really Chinese not Taiwanese)? Thanks and best regards, Chris
  16. Gents, Are there any serious collectors of Japanese Fire Department Badges (mixed areas / epoch)? I was asked by a friend for help clearing an estate of a huge collection (several hundreds item). Before considering an Auction House, I'd like to check with you guys here. Further information via pm please! BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    I would go with your idea, that this badge could be post ww2. Thanks for your help! BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    According to my friend, it's non-magnetic, tombak / nickel plated. BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    Thanks a lot anyhow! Could it be 亲爱精诚", as another member guessed? School motto of the famous Huangpu Military Academy in China? But the combination (HK music club) and any Military Academy doesn't make sense... BR, Chris
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    Chinese Badge

    Gents, A friend asked me for my support for attached badge. Although I can read Japanese characters, I'm suffering in identifying this inscription. Based on my limited knowledge, I would assume that this badge could be kind of Sympathy Badge with respect to the Kuomintang (judging the design of the middle star). Could it be in relation to the Chinese Huangpu Military Academy / some Hongkong Association? I’d appreciate any feedback, which might help identify this badge. Thanks and br, Chris
  21. Thanks a lot, Gunner 1! I found the British Battles and Medals (7th edit) for a very fair price and ordered it.
  22. Gents, Any recommendation on British Campaign Medals? I only know following sources: British Campaign Medals 1815-1914 from Peter Ducker (2008) British & Empire Campaign Medals - Volume 1 & 2 from Stephen-Philip Perkins. Are these books worth it? Any other (recent) sources? Thanks and regards, Chris
  23. Gents, This one puzzles me- any ideas? Could it be oriental or asian nature? Sorry, there are no pictures from the inside. BR, Chris
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