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  1. Hello fellas! Just got my first Military Merit Cross for $60. Despite the chip on the back I’m pretty happy with it. It has no makers mark on the suspension ring nor loop. Would this be a wartime award or one made post war? Thanks, Ravs
  2. I have medals from a soldier awarded the Bavarian Military Merit Cross and a Hanseatic Cross from Hamburg and was curious how this was achieved. I’m not asking for my specific case just wondering about the protocol. Like Was he from Bavaria and under the command of someone from Hamburg or did he save someone’s life who was from Hamburg? That sort of thing. Thanks, Rav
  3. Hey fellas, Recently I acquired this Hamburg Hanseatic Cross with a peculiar brooch clasp. Was this at all common? I’ve never seen this type of mount before. It appears to grasp the folded ribbon from the sides. It looks a bit shoddy if you ask me. I was concidering removing it but wanted to do some research first. So far I haven’t found any examples of this type of mount. Thanks, Rav
  4. Hi Hendrik, Thanks for responding. That’s interesting! Doing a little more research I’ve learned tha the Order of Leopold I had a French maker which added beautiful enamel’s to the crown. Are there any resources that show which French makers also made wartime Orders of Leopold II? I just found that Belgium’s Military Decoration had a French producer for a time and can be identified by a certain type of King Albert I insignia on the back. I have also noticed a couple versions of the Belgian Croix de Guerre “A” on the reverse. Perhaps one is a French manufacturer? Regards, Rav
  5. Hey everyone! Something just occurred to me today, since most of Belgium was under German occupation for most of the Great War, did Belgian jewelers make their medals after the war or somehow during the war?
  6. Hey! I'm new to the forums here and wanted start by showing off my first LoH. Not certain of the maker...Augis? (once saw a similar type in an Augis box) Only found a silver/gold hallmark. I used to be huge Aucoc fan till I saw the berries and double raised wreath on this one! Also what happened to the France section? Cheers
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