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Simius Rex

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    Collecting Pre-1945 Military Artifacts, Boating, Fishing, Restoring Antique Alarm Clocks

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  1. One of the documents in the group is actually a traffic citation. It seems Mr. Harders was carrying a piece of wood on his bicycle at night. It says that he endangered motorists because his bicycle had no lights. He was fined 20 Marks. Weren't there more important things to worry about in July of 1945 than a poor bloke schlepping a piece of wood down the road? Where is this group being auctioned?
  2. There doesn't appear to be any record for Captain C. Stuart in the 71st Highland Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry). There is, however, an officer by the name of R.C.W. Stuart listed as Adjutant of the 71st Highlanders recorded in the War Achives for the year 1851. Maybe it's the same man. The battle clasp "Sevastopol" would certainly be appropriate for a member of the 71st Highlanders. They were involved in the Siege of Sevastopol in the Winter of 1854. I'm not shot in the head with the lettering of the impressed naming. It is definitely not stamped by the Royal Mint. Not a jeweler's engraving either. If it's a depot stamping or regimental stamping, it would have to be compared to other known examples from this regiment from this time period. You've got to be very careful with these named Crimea medals. The medals themselves are originals, but the naming was added much later to increase value. They have fooled even some of the top experts. Simi.
  3. Alex - I just compared your medal to mine. Mine is mounted on a 2 place medal bar assembled during WW1. Yours is very 2 dimensional and "flat" looking. I think what you have here is what is called a wearers copy. This is of course my opinion. They were produced after the war for people who may have lost their originally awarded medals. Simi.
  4. Hi Justin - I started reading your thread and I expected to see what you termed a "meager" collection of KM tallies. What I actually see here is an A-MA-ZING collection of tallies! I've never even seen some the examples you have in your collection. Holy Moses... very impressive! Thanks for sharing these pictures. Simi.
  5. Thanks a million to JapanX for answering my question. It looks like this comes in 3 volumes. Like I said before, it would be really groundbreaking if this author discovered the identity of the maker of the KAG crosses. Now I need to brush up on Russian.
  6. If somebody could fix or update the link in the 1st post I could answer all the questions I asked in my previous post. Thank you. Simi.
  7. Thanks very much for the info about the two medals, 922F! This would make this grouping very special, indeed.
  8. I remember seeing this bar in an auction catalog recently. The mini devices are really fantastic! I have a few questions. This bar has the 1939 war merit cross ribbon. At that point, the Luftwaffe was bombing London. Would this guy really want an English medal of any kind on his bar? I also notice 2 foreign ribbons being placed before 3 German ribbons. I thought German awards always came first. Finally, the first 7 awards look like the ribbon bar of an average junior grade German officer from Saxony. The awards coming AFTER these 7 ribbons tell me he became a big-shot during the nazi period. Maybe he was a high ranking person with the Red Cross, the Air Defense Service, or maybe even the diplomatic corps.
  9. The link on Ebay has disappeared. Is there a way to take a screen shot to keep posts like this relevant?
  10. Top clasp... In my honest opinion, there are too many negatives and not enough positives. The second clasp... I would definitely like to have this one in my collection.
  11. Who wrote this book? What is the name of this book? Who is K.N. ? I have two ICs marked KAG and this maker's I.D. would be really ground breaking. I am interested in hearing about or reading about what evidence K.N. uncovered about these crosses. Thanks...
  12. Mark - Is your wound badge steel, brass, or zinc? There are different soldering methods and materials used for each of these 3 kinds of badges. Sometimes it's just better to leave these badges as-is. You stand a chance of really messing them up. Just my two cents.
  13. Is the ribbon in position 6 the one you are calling the Italian bravery medal? Is that because of its special tone of blue? I think the ribbon in position 4 looks like the Westwall Medal more than the bravery medal. Nice looking bar by the way. 👍
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