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  1. Buitendijk likely served in or had strong connection to Africa. Have you any details on his career?
  2. Note ball for ribbon ring. Most likely not Russian manufacture. Any hallmark, possibly under ball at top of cross obverse? Appears to be a French copy, possibly 1918-20's.
  3. The useful table posted by Japan X provides a nearly complete guide to manufacturers & portrait styles. A number of references describe portraits associated with individual manufacturers, besides the one illustrated. The Order of Saint Sava, a paperback pamphlet published in January, 1971 by Philip Meyn Weber, is another though without colored illustrations. Some centers are hand-painted, some are hand embellished transfers, and late ones may be transfers
  4. You are most certainly welcome. Many have benefited from your posts so a pleasure to 'repay' somewhat.
  5. Arms displayed on Papal award case lids usually indicate Pope reigning when award granted. Arms on this case lid belong to Benedict XV (Giacomo della Chiesa, 1914-1922). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_armorial seems useful in identify Papal arms. Tanfani and Bertarelli marked their products with letters that indicate metals used. Capital "A" means silver [as on your badge wreath] and capital "O" means gold. Sometimes crosses may be gold and suspensions silver and quite rarely vice versa. Sectional crosses, as your's seems to be, often are gold. Look closely at ename
  6. Most likely would be Russo-Japanese War Commemorative Medal - ribbon to indistinct to confirm. Japan awarded 'Honorary' campaign medals for that conflict to both Japanese subjects and foreigners as reported elsewhere in these pages.
  7. Gentlemen, The 1946/7, 192 page, 500 copy, edition exists in French as well as Arabic. Implication appears that 500 copies printed in each language but not clear. It is titled simply Protocole, published under authority of the Grand Chamberlain, Abdel Latif Talaat, and printed at the National Printery in Cairo. Copies of 1946/7 French and Arabic versions at the Library of Congress in Washington [seen in 1973 and 1994], the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris [seen in 1977] and reported in French at the British Library, London. A French edition [formerly?] held by the French F
  8. Beautiful Telge piece; at least the corpus remains. Is star body white gold or platinum?
  9. Numis, To read full JOMSA articles, you may go to the OMSA website and select the JOMSA issue containing the article you wish to read. Searching by title yields only the first pages relating to the article.
  10. Thank you, CMBerry, for the sash info/pix! Looks like the DHM example above has a very badly faded sash...
  11. Bulgarian WW I service commemorative medals could be awarded to Central Power countries' military & civil personnel [usually upon application & payment of a small fee] involved in the war effort regardless of war theatre [Denkov & Petrov]. Some Hungarian authorities [Konyvkiado] cite similar provisions. Perhaps Austria offered the same opportunity. Thus, these commemorative likely were available to any qualified veteran who asked & paid for them.
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