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Glenn R

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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!
  15. Thanks Chris. That's recommendation enough for me. Just waiting for the post Xmas pay day then I shall be investing. This is the kind of information for me that attracts me far more than technical specs. Although admittedly that can be very useful and interesting.
  16. That's a lovely piece Brian. I'm afraid I can shed no further knowledge on the location etc but I totally agree that the obscurity of the subject is one highly unlikely to be faked. Aside from that, my experience and interest in engraving leaves me in no doubt at all. Lovely to see such a rare thing as this. Most genuine WW2 engravings I've seen tend to be little more than hand scratched "field" engravings. I'm quite envious! Glenn.
  17. Thanks Brian. True, I haven't seen very many genuine engraved ww2 crosses. Seems to have been more of a norm in ww1. Perhaps the availability and practice of purchasing a nice silver vaulted piece from a jeweller led to more engraving being done as it may have been something offered.
  18. Welcome Brian! "The other guy" ....... isn't that a film??
  19. I do love engraved crosses. I have owned a handful over the years, most of which I think I've posted here. My personal favourite I own, has the inscription (in German of course) reading; "Conceal the longing in your heart with the cross on your breast. Thea." Lovely crosses there gents.
  20. I'm really keen to get this on the basis that it addresses the history of the award in the military and political sense. A good look at the history of the campaigns in which the cross became an important emblem would be fantastic for me. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a completist and the thought of a further look into the subject gets me a tad moist of brow. If as you say Chris the book is that good in this department then I really think it will have a place on my shelf next to the Iron Time and all the others.
  21. Now this is a really interesting database. They've put this together really well too. Very easy to research. Thanks for the heads up.
  22. Thanks for the pictures, he's clearly found a great hobby. I read your post with interest. Gentlemen and women all welcome here. The title refers more to our codes of conduct. Thanks for posting and do stick around, you're most welcome. Glenn.
  23. Great idea for a thread Andy. Let's hope there's more takers.
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