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  1. Ervin, could you please describe the appearance of the medal? Did the example that you saw have a ribbon and, if so, what color?
  2. Great work Emmanuel -- any idea of manufacturer?
  3. Excellent post, Patout; thank you for exposing the history of this remarkable soldier!
  4. J. Swire reports the decoration in his article on Albanian awards in the Near East Yearbook; probably the 1931-32 edition. Artan Lame's Albanian Medals, Volume 1 cites establishment via Law of 14/05/1930 & Regulation of 24/11/1930. Lame writes that this was a project and doubts whether any examples or trial pieces exist. Filip Rrumullku's Dekorimet provides more detailed information, including establishment document images. In search of an image [project design or actual medal itself] of this item since 1966, I asked Swire and messrs Bertrand & Gardino [makers of Albanian
  5. Sincere thanks! Do you know where the insignia are manufactured? The overall format seems to have some elements in common with the [royal] BESA Order.
  6. Somehow just saw this post--Thank you Antonio. Any more information on this award?
  7. Yes, 1812, we all hope that you will remain healthy and happy! And for those sincerely interested in discovering an absolutely phantasmagorial Austro-Liberian link I highly recommend John Biggens' study Tomorrow the World: In which Cadet Otto Prohaska Carries the Habsburg Empire's Civilizing Mission to the Entirely Unreceptive Peoples of Africa and Oceania
  8. Agree with Bayren--image shows Orders of Korea and Hawaii as well as Liberia. Even odder, I seem to recall a Crown of Steel of Araucania set on display there too.
  9. Thank you Emmanuel! As usual, you have the goods!! Note that the badge format [first figure below] adapts that of the obsolete French Ordre de l'Économie nationale [second figure below] with differing color enamel, suspension and central medallion. Candidate for spot the difference thread!
  10. Best easily available images on-line at http://wawards.org/oldwawards/en/oldwawards/ru/togo.html. At one time the President of Togo website contained images of all Togo awards--do not see them there now. The star of the National Order of Merit design shown there was not exactly as the one above above. You might contact the National Orders Chancery in Lome via the President's office website. Grand Cross insignia were on display at the Paris' Museum of the Legion of Honor -- you could inquire there. Charles DeGaulle's insignia was displayed at the Museum of the Order of th
  11. 5 point star with brilliants---Possibly Masonic, veteran or other fraternal organization insignia. What is the design on the ribbon with bullion fringe?
  12. Check white thread under black light--black. Hoist ink stamps seem to resemble elay 293364961615--for what that's worth.
  13. Thank you for posting these.....and please add more as time permits! The uniformed Albanian officer appears to wear a Zog type hat badge as well as shoulder boards.
  14. Rusty, Have you found evidence or suggestion that some British recipients obtained sashes in the British style [January 15 post above] at/on their own initiative?
  15. Hi David, Just saw your post. In my experience, the Order's silver crosses seem very difficult to find. Rarely they appear on eBay [sometimes on French eBay]. eMedals had them in the past. Just keep on checking dealer's lists and good luck!
  16. Generic cheap type manufacture [note inappropriate size suspension crown, open ring between crown & ribbon loop, lack of devices between arms, and uni-face enamel]. Similar crosses appear regularly for sale on Italian eBay, usually with red ribbons. Very likely what Guy Stair Sainty and his ilk identify as insignia of a self-styled St. John organization.
  17. I do not know enough about Slovak ribbon devices to hazard a guess. Have seen applied eagle badges in silver, gilt and gilt w/enamel however. Sometimes it seems that awards from one country are mounted together rather than in rank order. Probably Spanish Campaign ID is correct. The last sentence of my post above should read If next one is blue color MAYBE Yugoslav Crown
  18. Bulgarian ribbon ''wings' may be different colors so Grand Officer? Before Hungarian, pale color with narrow dark side stripes maybe Swede Sword or Latvian 3 Stars.... Black may be Swede Pole Star or Johanniterorden? If next one is blue color Yugoslav Crown?
  19. First Kingdom type ca. 1877-1932. Look at edge of bottom arm, may find maker name Weiss or.... Images below for ribbon. Slight variance in blue stripes occurs.
  20. Rusty- Star next to Nile commander and below KBE star appears to be an Al-Nada; see Owain Raw-Rees' The Order Of Al Nahda of the Kingdom of the Hijaz at http://www.rogersstudy.co.uk/hejaz/al_nahda/al_nahda.html likely first class. For image of that insignia, in addition to Owain's work, see: https://www.mortonandeden.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/web106-1.pdf , lot 771.
  21. Some Portuguese makers [e.g. Da Costa] use relatively thin metal, each side indented punched or engraved line cravat loops. Stefi8's example one might have a Portuguese type replacement. Jah Jim, do you recall whether Worth or Da Costa made more than samples of Ethiopian awards? The Michael of the Wing commander image below gives an idea of what these type suspensions look like though it's too small to give an accurate, true impression.
  22. In the mid-late 1970's, the rectory of the Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem had a wall cabinet containing awards of former pastors and provosts in the provost's private reception room. It contained at least one Jerusalem Cross and several Olberg Crosses. These were not mounted in medal groups. Recall similar cabinets in the Armenian Patriarch's private formal dining room, one of which displayed an Olberg Cross. No idea of provenance. Perhaps these were gifts from travelers and not awards to provosts [or the Patriarch] as they would not appear to be members of the official party.
  23. First appears to be Coro type manufacture costume jewelry popular in the 1950's. Second looks like a casting fitted for use as a pendant. Such items used various design elements taken from insignia & order hardware. Examples of Coro work follow:
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