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Mark McM

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  1. Hi All, I just acquired a Third Reich w.b. with a broken catch. I have a question or two before even considering a restoration and would really appreciate it if one of the w.b. guys could drop a PM my way. Thanks in advance! Mark~
  2. Excellent stuff!! Thanks a million! Looks like he died young, sadly. Am I reading that last bit right? “Mother in possession of Egypt/1882/etc”...???
  3. Thanks for the excellent detail. Fascinating... will check for a hallmark as soon as it arrives.
  4. Nice medal! I agree as regards the 19th. A very interesting unit, especially in this campaign.
  5. Gentlemen, Recently acquired this sporty buttonhole miniature OoSJ. Double-headed eagle in between the arms of the cross and interesting suspension device. Austrian? Russian?
  6. I’m one of those weirdos who thinks Khedive’s Star medals are pretty cool, mainly because of the regimental particulars one might find marked on them. Here’s a recent find...
  7. A nice, maker-marked example...
  8. Gentlemen, opinions on authenticity?
  9. Hi, These recently came into my possession. From what little information in English is floating around on the interweb, these have been described as penal battalion buckles, but I’ve seen several photos showing this plain Soviet buckle being worn by various terrorist forces in South Africa (Bush War). The steel example shown here came by way of Serbia. Anyone have other information on these plain buckles and their issuance? Thanks!
  10. Gentlemen, The following patch is up for some discussion. It is a cotton linen type material, with printed design. It measures 4 1/4” x 3 1/4” (roughly). It was amongst a few other vet bring-back items (all of which conclusively indicate service in the Philippines). Question is, what is it? I’ve seen photos of a few pilots wearing flag patches on flight suits, but these are all “meatball” flags, without rays. Thoughts?
  11. Thanks guys! Interesting that this medal was the basis for the Sacred Squadron badge!
  12. yes, interesting stuff. Very enigmatic, but a beautiful medal!
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