Jump to content


Active Contributor
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by 922F

  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.
  12. Images of later [?] manufacture Order of Sobhuza II Grand Counselor set, possibly same Asian maker as Emmanuel's unidentified pinback, follow below. Not including the rings, the gold plated metal badge measures about 60 X 33 mm., gilt & silvered star about 60 mm. diameter, Sash 102 mm. wide about 160 cm. long in total. Badge & Star with blank flat reverse; star has pin to attach it to clothing. 'Soft' enamel. Miniature ribbon ties badge to sash. No obvious maker or other marks.
  13. Thank you Nick for this valuable information
  14. Some updates to this thread follow: TAMMARO of Montevideo, Uruguay [www.casatammaro.com] manufactures type 2 insignia for the Order. Uruguayan nationals may receive the Order for special services to the country and the world in general. Such recipients include people in the medical, sports, education, and scientific fields as well as....political figures! Images of an apparent commander insignia follow. A blue exterior case with white satin inner lid and blue plush interior base accompanies the award. Could not ascertain measurements.
  15. Flags may represent shipping company house or, as Peter opines, yacht club flag. Elements of stars similar to 4 point compass rose & anchors suggest maritime connection with "R" indicating name of organization.
  16. Excellent [judging by Gardino's plaque on the star reverse] post 1946 set. There may be a hallmark on the badge ribbon ring or on the edge of a badge arm. Replacement inner case pads may be available from Guccione, Roma. Contact them in Italian for best response. GMIC posts discuss Gardino-Cranvanzola manufacturing transition periods. J. Jacob's Court Jewelers Of The World reports useful information on the subject as well.
  17. There are/were many lodges scattered around North Africa and the Middle East. Some Masonic pieces from Egypt & Lebanon were on French exay a few months ago. May also appear on UK and US elay too. Some lodges exist in other places like Micronesia, Japan, Liberia, and so on.
  • Create New...