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  1. note the star on the American Defense medal. That is unusual.
  2. Seriously, this is still desirable in Korea. Given how their economy has done over the last few years though I reckon prices are down a bit.
  3. Excellent! I seem to recall the Dutch award is gazetted upon issue. If so, it would narrow the recipient pool. Also I think the Danes keep records of awards as well. After you get a name, try Pankhurst in Addis.. He knows a lot of biographies.
  4. Other versions of it are still there- notibly party congress videos. My favorite is the anime one with a hard techno beat though.
  5. I just saw this thread. Honestly, I think of him every day and really miss him. Collecting has not been the same for me since his death.
  6. Thanks. I thought that was the case as I recall there were more awards than actual medals. However, I found it odd that regimental histories segregated them thusly. I suppose that “ by inheritance” means “ still awaiting my medal” .
  7. Theres a photo album of German POWs on the forum hereabouts somewhere and somempaperwork. I remember Rick commenting on them as to the Germans in POW camps in Japan.
  8. Bund der Deutschen OrdenSammler- they publish a great magazine
  9. Now that is cool. Anyone know of a Spanish coronation medals list?
  10. I have been skimming a regimental history or two recently following Von Clausewitz’s career. In it I noticed that 1813-15 EK2 awards were categorized as “ awarded” and “ “ awarded/ held by inheritance”. Am I correct in supposing that this means the actual summary lists of the EK2 were correlated by the medals’ actual, “ where is it niw” status and noted at the War Ministry?
  11. That is a very cool bar. There is a picture somewhere hereabouts of an elderly optometrist in Russia (1916?) wearing his EK2 non com in his button hole in the field who also won both the PWMK and the BMVOx4 in 1914-15.
  12. I thought these were also sold as commemorative awards by enterprising jewelers. There does seem to be some evidence that these commemoratives were occasionally worn by older vets as added bling- notably a painting at the Munich City museum of the veterans’ parade in 1865 shows some older guys wearing these on red/white/black ribbons or black/ white ribbons- sort of how modern WW2 vets add specific purchased commemoratives to their groups.
  13. Interestingly- in my annual google search of “ ethiopian medal veteran” I came across an Alamay picture of a veteran at last years’ Patriots Parade wearing the above resistance medal - AND that ribbon.
  14. Good question. I think there was a BDOS article on these a decade or so ago. Detlev would know.
  15. The movie of the sort of (very rare) medal:
  16. Very unusual . Unkown so far.
  17. Arent they actors? The woman on the left looks like the star of the Red Star Women's’ Battalion film.
  18. That is awesome! the old Chinese Republican flag wasnt around long. How,how did that piece survive the Red Guards?
  19. Oh. My. God! That is the holy grail of Korean medal collecting! You are the luckiest collector on the site for 2018! I would cheerfully trade twelve EK1s for that! The value of this medal has skyrocketed since “ Mr Sunshine” aired on KBS/ KBT. Also, one of Asias’ biggest films of last year was about this couples’ daughter- “The Last Princess! “ The last one I saw at auction in the USA went for $2000 and was resold in Seol six weeks later to the Blue House collection for $5000. This is one of the very few independent Korean Empire ( Joeson) medals actually awarded! Es
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