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Glenn R

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    WW1 British medal groups, casualty research and collecting. Particular interest in 15th London, Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. High Wood and surrounding areas of the Somme. Iron Crosses of all periods particularly 1914-18 silver marked rare attachments and engraved pieces. Always searching for crosses and other interesting engraved items from WW1.

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  1. Great little collection Chuck thanks for sharing
  2. Personally I'd be happy to buy this a a WW1 period made cross. There being a large variety of screwbacks made during and post war, it's a really nice cross Chuck. Thanks for posting Glenn
  3. Surprising there are few about. Same award criteria for all officers. Maybe it's possible that more female officers leave before the award length of service is reached. Don't have any statistics to offer on that one. Glenn.
  4. Mr Fischer, thanks for sharing your cross with us. I'm sorry that it appears to be a copy. Unfortunately copies theses days, if you've not seen the specific example before can be quite convincing. When I was first collecting crosses as a teenager, they were generally very obvious. Poor metals, no details etc. They are sadly much more convincing these days. In this case, the fake has been identified and discussed but there are new fakes appearing all the time so it's only with the knowledge of identified genuine crosses that you can detect that something is worth avoiding. It i
  5. I always enjoyed my correspondence with Mervyn. A sad loss and a genuine bloke.
  6. R.I.P Lemmy. Thanks mate.

  7. Thanks for this. Some really amusing cartoons and artwork. Well worth taking a look at..
  8. "The prevalence of intemperance in women". You can almost see the beak's face like some Spike Milligan character covered in dust! Don't suppose for one moment he considered that the wives of serving soldiers were under any sort of stress and needed to get a bit drunk to let off steam. Love these kind of old news stories.
  9. And I'm by no means trying to say I'm an expert here. I just love engraved pieces. If it doesn't feel right in any way I'll pass on it. In doing so I've probably missed a few gems but hey ho.
  10. I know that there are many good hand engravers out there who could replicate with some skill the style of engraving that we see in genuine period pieces. The potential to turn a far higher profit by faking something is never ignored entirely. Different topic I know but look on certain auction sites this year since the interest in WW1 and the centenary has widened the market to inexperienced collectors. You'd think that all the Germans did was shoot british soldiers in the wallet. Never seen so many 1914 pennies with a bullet lodged in them. I know it's a far cry from a well engraved EK fake
  11. I believe the pictures are largely in German..... Sorry, I mean OF Germans.
  12. The English one. Only had a quick look through so far though. Is that a reference to the quality of translation Chris?
  13. Loos in September will be a massive interest for me. The North Staffordshires, many from Stoke on Trent lost heavily there.
  14. Couldn't wait. Got my copy today. Thanks for the recommendation Chris. On initial flick through it looks superb. I do need a wheelbarrow to lift it though!
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