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Mark McM

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  1. Hi All, I thought trying to translate cursive French was problematic... then I met cursive German. Can anyone help translate the general details for this soldier? Many thanks!
  2. So... restoration becomes a bit more acceptable under certain circumstances (in this case, if the right donor medal was found from which to salvage the correct pin...). Seems reasonable. That brings up another question: Field repairs. I’d imagine EK 1s occasionally fell victim to the rigors of the trench lifestyle and it seems that some recipients might have been reluctant to discard a damaged award, especially if it was an extra quality piece or one received as a gift from family, etc. Are there any provenanced field repaired examples recorded?
  3. Hello All... Merry Christmas & happy New Year! Having recently acquired a very nice but damaged 1914 EK 1st, several lines of questioning presented themselves. The obvious pragmatic one being is there someone around who specializes in the repair of EKs? Of course, the nature of the repair and subsequent costs Involved may far outstrip the commercial value of the medal, barring any other historical, intrinsic or sentimental value it may have for its current caretaker. The more philosophical question being is it appropriate or perhaps in the minds of some collectors “ethic
  4. Firstly, Merry Christmas all... 🎄 Secondly, as I occasionally encounter damaged Iron Crosses - and in some cases either the Cross is too nice to pass up despite the damage (or priced so low it’s impossible to ignore), I was wondering if there is someone out there who specializes in proper restoration of these awards?
  5. in that case, what do WWI period stars look like? Differences in construction?
  6. Hello all, After noting significant variation in style and quality, Im hoping someone can provide some information on determining period/date on Italian rank stars.
  7. Hello All, Might anyone have an original example for examination purposes?
  8. someone else suggested French, but you make a good point!
  9. Hi All, I recently acquired this Genie shako plate and am curious about the numeral, which is Roman rather than the Arabic type I’ve observed heretofore. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  10. Hello All, can anyone confirm French origin on this badge? Thanks!
  11. Hello All, recently acquired this tank badge. Completely stumped regarding origin. Anyone recognize it?
  12. 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~
  13. 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”...???
  14. Thanks for the excellent detail. Fascinating... will check for a hallmark as soon as it arrives.
  15. Nice medal! I agree as regards the 19th. A very interesting unit, especially in this campaign.
  16. Gentlemen, Recently acquired this sporty buttonhole miniature OoSJ. Double-headed eagle in between the arms of the cross and interesting suspension device. Austrian? Russian?
  17. 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...
  18. A nice, maker-marked example...
  19. Gentlemen, opinions on authenticity?
  20. 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!
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