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John F.

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  1. Hello, I'm pretty sure that the is a regimental medal for the 2nd Nassau Infantry Regiment No. 88. There is a date on the on the reverse in the center of the medal that reads: “24. 1. 99” . I'm not sure if the two digit year "99" is referencing 1799 or 1899. I checked the date against the regiment history and could not find anything specific to that date. Also on the reverse is inscribed around the medal is “LA BELLA ALLIANCE MESSA DE MEDELLIN” which I believe is some sort of reference to the regiments involvement at the Battle of Waterloo (1815) and the 1809 Battle of Medellín in Spain. Does anyone know the significance of the "24 Jan 99" date or what this medal commemorates? Stay well, John Here is a larger image of the reverse.
  2. I've been going through and rediscovering pieces in my collection. I have also been helping my kids put together Legos. This is the latest set.
  3. Hola, Gracias por tu tiempo y esfuerzo . Matenerse bien, John PS: El color de la raya es morado
  4. Hello, I was really sure where to post this since the identification section has been closed. Can anyone please help identify these slip-on shoulder straps? I assume they are for a junior air force officer. Thanks!
  5. Hi Sampo, Thank you for your reply! John
  6. Hello, Can anyone please help identify this foreign medal on this US Vietnam era miniature medal bar? I’m pretty sure that it is from either, Cambodia or Laos but can find no reference to it on-line. Thanks, John
  7. Hello, Can someone please translate this for me. I tried the photo translator & the Russian Keyboard apps to no avail. Thank you, John
  8. Hi Gordon, That would explain why I don't receive email notifications. Thank you for the heads up! Best, John
  9. EJ, Per your request. Here is a pic of the reverse side of the star. Thanks again for the help! John
  10. 922F, I apologize for the late response, for some reason I am no longer receiving notification of responses anymore. With that beign said, thank you very much for your time and effort in identifying this breast star for me! Have a great weekend! John
  11. Hello, I'm not sure if this post belongs here since I do not know what it is. With that being said can anyone please help identify this breast star? I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the Catholic faith but I am unaware of what organization of nation it is from. The star measures 9 x 9 cm (3.54” x 3.54” inches) and weighs 93 grms (3.30 oz). The reverse has a pin and open catch fastener with no maker or hallmarks. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Best, John
  12. Bayern, That is interesting. Maybe it was a given that people would know who the crown prince and princess were by their effigies? Sorry about Argentina's loss to Mali in the U20 World Cup yesterday...it was a good match.
  13. Bayern, Thank you for you for the reply as well as your time! Best, John
  14. Hello, Can someone please help me identify this medal? I suspect that it’s from Croatia and that it commemorates an anniversary, wedding or state visit by a king & queen or some other royalty. Thanks! John
  15. Egorka, thank you for the quick reply as well as for your time and effort. So it is a veteran's group?
  16. Hello, Can anyone please help identify this Soviet Submarine Badge. I think it may be an anniversary or an educational badge from the Soviet Submarine School. Thanks, John
  17. Hi Mike, Wow I just read my post with all of its errors...no more cell phone posting for me. No, thank goodness the medal is not named.
  18. Hello, Can someone please help me to correctly Identify this medal? It appears that them medal started of as The Military Medal GV and then the "For Bravery in the Field" was buffed down )shadow markings) and then stamped "Distinguished Service". Can anyone please shed some light on this? Thanks, John
  19. Peter, I would imagine the Sgt Major would have been and excellent and competent soldier/leader. Too bad he didn't get to enjoy the victory or his medal.
  20. Jonas (aka: GRA) - Thanks for the heads-up on the book "The Cavalry that Broke Napoleon" I just ordered it from Amazon! Owen: I'm going to take advantage of Ancestry.com free trial 14 day membership. Paul W & Paul 1957: Thanks for the info and sources. I can't wait for the holidays to be over and the in-laws to be gone and the kids are back in school so I can start the research undisturbed. I'm really looking forward to it. Best, John
  21. Hello Gents, Thanks for the replies and I appoligize for the delay in getting back to you. Here is the requested pic but please provide no information:
  22. Hello, I am a veteran medal collector but I am very new at collecting British Medals. I recently purchased this 1815 Waterloo Medal named to a soldier in the 1st Regiment Dragoon Guards. I am very excited about this medal because it is the oldest medal I have in my collection and most expensive. I am withholding the recipients name because I know that there are some people who are very helpful who tell me everything I would want to know about the soldier but I would prefer to do the legwork myself in order to get the experience in researching British medals. With that being said I do need some help with a starting point for my research and was hoping that someone could please point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance! John
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