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  1. I, too, commend you in your creative endeavors and their good results.
  2. Interesting. You mentioned reproducing props. Here are some I have done as a moonlight sideline to relieve previous corporate work tension. It is not my strong suit, but nevertheless I love these "creations." I actually used relatively common materials, not precious ones. The sceptre is a kingly type sceptre and not a wand type, but it didn't all fit in the photo frame. And I placed the existing heraldic eagle at the base of the orb for effect mainly. Interesting. You mentioned reproducing props. Here are some I have done as a moonlight sideline to relieve previous corporate work tension. It is not my strong suit, but nevertheless I love these "creations." I actually used relatively common materials, not precious ones. The sceptre is a kingly type sceptre and not a wand type, but it didn't all fit in the photo frame. And I placed the existing heraldic eagle at the base of the orb for effect mainly. I did not make the sword of course, simply bought that. Interesting. You mentioned reproducing props. Here are some I have done as a moonlight sideline to relieve previous corporate work tension. It is not my strong suit, but nevertheless I love these "creations." I actually used relatively common materials, not precious ones. The sceptre is a kingly type sceptre and not a wand type, but it didn't all fit in the photo frame. And I placed the existing heraldic eagle at the base of the orb for effect mainly. I did not make the sword of course, simply bought that. *Ther sword I simply bought.
  3. I had another jeweler test it and the cross arms are gilded silver, correct, though the crowns in between the cross arms tested 22K.
  4. As a former writer of business biographies and a reader of nonfiction almost exclusively, I have a startling remark to make. I think that very possibly, writing fiction, good fiction, would be tougher to do than nonfiction. Here is why, given my limited exposure to good novels. Novels take on themselves more depth of character development, creativity and the mastering of the introduction and intermixture of rich dialogue. They have interwoven drama and pretext and subtext and subtle interactions of characters. Thoughts? I am not saying what is better than another, rather, which one might be tougher from a writer's craft.
  5. I since found out through my own research that this is a work of Henryk Winograd (www.rebajes.com)
  6. paperweight with felt bottom and hallmarked on side III W 999 with the III looking like a W. That would then be from jeweler Nikolay Shepelev of Riga who was a jeweler from 1902 til 1919
  7. A 3-piece honorary silver table setting, cased by jeweler, for a Baden officer awarded the iron cross in 1915. On the back of each piece is the following Hallmark series: B then a train symbol, then the number 90. It was made by jeweler Schumacher in Karlsruhe.
  8. A 3-piece honorary silver table setting, cased by jeweler, for a Baden officer awarded the iron cross in 1915. On the back of each piece is the following Hallmark series: B then a train symbol, then the number 90. It was made by jeweler Schumacher in Karlsruhe.
  9. and I am glad I did not buy them from him...
  10. I did have a jeweler acid test the medal today on the stone and it held at 10K strongly, but not at 14K so at least I know some additional info about my specimen
  11. I once bought a very nicely made copy of a mid 1900s Alexander Nevsky that was clearly a copy because I knew I'd probably never have discretionary funds of a real one. That's an example. I keep any copies I have of enameled orders in a separate case and place than actual ones are kept (in a remote vault). It makes me happy and theft is a nonissue. One also sometimes buys better made copies for study purposes and education. It is the FALSE presentation that irks so many of us, of course...
  12. Thanks and yes, I was thinking of the classic imperial version, the design of which I really like. I like the one in Mericka's book.
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