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  1. Absolutely stunning! I wonder if the Hero of Labour came up that way, too...
  2. Absolutely agree! All these items are quite easy to get collected. I think the ribbon mounting of the left part (the Austro-Hungarian items - post-Anschluss remount) can be original, albeit enhanced/spoiled by adding the three final items. Just look at the diffent ribbon mounting. Yes, it should. And the Austrian Kriegserinnerungsmedaille should go right after the Hindenburg Cross.
  3. It is the Tarbiyat Badani (تربیت بدنی) or physical education decoration, awarded for achievements in sports and PE. A fairly popular badge of the Pahlavi era.
  4. To me #4 looks like the Swedish Order of the Sword rather than the Estonian Order of the Eagle Cross, which has a distinctive shade of orange rather than yellow like here. #5 looks like the Luxembourg Order of the Oak Crown. #12 - no idea but that colour combination occurs in some Swedish medals.
  5. Mielke was probably the heaviest decorated figure of the former DDR, hence his awards are a grateful object of making replicas for sale. I have seen the replicas of his ribbon bar a few times, but always repeating similar errors. It seems that the manufacturer either did not recognize all ribbons or could not find the originals. Still, real gems can be found, too. Two years ago on the Net I came across a uniform (made in China) that allegedly belonged to Gen. Heinz Hoffmann. It was made in such a perfect way that looking at the ribbon bars you could hardly say they were not origina
  6. So are the remaining two medals as well. An interesting award booklet. The name of the recipient and remaining data is typed in the Russian alphabet and the name of the official suggests he was not Polish either - a good example of the conferment of a medal handed over to the Soviet part. The year of award is 1950, so relatively late. I saw a similar example of such handing over in the opposite direction - a booklet (or better said a temporary certificate) of the Soviet Medal for Victory over Germany to a Polish soldier signed undoubtedly by a Polish official.
  7. You are right, they are Polish indeed. On the left there is the badge of the 8th Battalion of Carpathian Rifles (8. Batalion Strzelców Karpackich) - a unit within the 3rd Carpathian Rifles Brigade, part of the Polish II Corps, operating in Italy. On the right there is the miniature version. A similar badge existed also for the 7th Battalion, with "8" substituted by "7". Would you please post a clearer photo of the nuts? The items look original, it is interesting who the manufacturer was.
  8. Afghan Order of Glory, established in 1982 and abolished ten years later. Regards
  9. Simius Rex is right. A contemporary copy of moderate quality.
  10. I vote for the Kriegsehrenzeichen 1916-18 or Ehrenzeichen für Kriegsfürsorge with the colours faded. The Order of the Rose is possible, though not very likely, the Order of St. Hermenegild is practically excluded, as it was conferred only to Spanish forces officers for long service.
  11. BTW: the bar is turned upside down. The ribbon of the Order of St. Vladimir should go first.
  12. Hello everyone and let me share some thoughts on that photo. At this moment I cannot tell you who the gentleman is, although his face does not seem alien to me. Maybe I'll try to find out later. Anyway, he is wearing the uniform of a lieutenant general (I think I see three stars on the epaulettes), the type that was worn in 1860s and 1870s. I think your identification of the medals is ok, only IMHO the first medal is for the suppression of Hungary and Transylvania in 1849, rather than for defence of Sevastopol. What you call Virtuti Militari, was officially named the Polish Deo
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