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Lukasz Gaszewski

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  1. On the left side there are two Orders of Bravery, Medal of Bravery and star of the Order of Republic (the class is impossible to tell with that resolution). On the right side there is the medal "Freedom to People - Death to Fascism", the medal "10 Years of Yugoslav Army" and two Russian commemorative medals for WWII. On the jacket lapel there is the Order of Labour, most probably 3rd class. The two remaining medal are too indistinct to tell.
  2. I have an extra question: the first medal is worn on a red ribbon with black edges, while that of the other medal is plain red. Does anybody know if these are the correct ribbons for both classes?
  3. With all respect, but I will insist on Baden - for at least two reasons: 1. the eyelet - typical of Baden's medals. Can you think of any other German-speaking country's medals with the eyelets like that? 2. the ribbon - I will insist that the edges are white, not yellow like in those Anhalt or Mecklenburg medals shown above. Yellow used to come out quite dark on old photos - just have a look at the prince's Militärverdienstkreuz of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Its ribbon should have yellow and red edges and the yellow look even darker than the red. The sequence of colours on the ribbon of our researched medal (dark with dark side-stripes and white edges) matches the ribbon of the Friedrich-Luisen-Medaille.
  4. Good photos, Bob! You have made me want to visit the museum, when I am in Dresden next time. Still, I think all the museum collections will not counterbalance the loss of the Diamond and Ruby Suits of the Order of the White Eagle, stolen from Grünes Gewölbe last year. BTW: times do change. When I lived in Germany in 1990s it was impossible to see any items with Hakenkreuz symbols on display in public. Even in a museum! Now it seems very different indeed.
  5. I think that despite the lack of the word "order" in its name it fulfills the role of a diplomatic order for foreign nationals in three classes: Grand Cordon, Commander with Star and Commander. Quite strange they did not think of a collar for heads of state. I am glad Donald Tusk is a recipient. The medals of Professional Appreciation, despite being formally a separate award, seem to be attached to the order.
  6. Definitely the same gentleman, a Hungarian officer. He even has the same set of decorations. On the second photo he is in the uniform of a major-general. On the first photo is he is in the Hungarian attila uniform of hussar cavalry, already in the rank of lieutenant-general. I think I have seen his photo before, but I cannot recognize him right now.
  7. A different kind of stuff, but notice that the prince's star of the Black Eagle is surrounded by the English Garter.
  8. Well, all those badges looked quite similar. To me they look more like academic or society badges. I am not even sure if the gentleman was a military. He looks fairly civilian to me. If he was a soldier, his orders would probably have swords. The neck decoration is the Order of St. Vladimir 3rd Class and the star is of St. Anne 1st Class. To me he looks like a high-ranking state official (a state councillor or higher), or a university professor.
  9. Well, it does make sense. You can say he got it at the last possible moment. Your idea of the swords on the ring seems sensible, too. Note that on the miniature chain the cross has "standard" swords instead (I am not even sure if miniature crosses of the Lippe House Order with swords on ring were ever manufactured).
  10. Splendid! It is a medal bar for civilian attire, with decorations running from right to left. One odd thing: if Metze was born in 1878 (btw. 1878-1964 does not match with 84 years of living) how could he receive a cross for 25 years of service? Not too young?
  11. Judging from the obverse, the oblong eye and the arrangment of stripes on the ribbon, it can be the Friedrich-Luisen-Medaille of Baden of 1906.
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