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Alex K

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  1. Hi, thanks for theexplanation, "HW" would be for Hermann Weiss, the national mark for silver is logical, what would the 589-36 signify? regards Alex
  2. The unknown Cavalier is none other than Rudolf Hoess, the commandant of KZ Auschwitz, the man next to him, Richard Baer, his successor, in the following image, Hoess is standing with Josef Mengele to his right, and Josef Kramer to his left, commandant of, amongst other places Belsen Kz, not a bunch of nice guys really, the images come from "The Auschwitz Album"
  3. Hi all, I've just added this Commander class type II to my growing collection, could any of the experts decipher to markings? I've made them as clear as I can, any help appreciated regards Alex K edit, just for comparison with my type I, never realise until side by side, it's considerably smaller
  4. Hi Thanks for the reply, I've decided to look for "Period made" examples, those normally used as museum displays etc, still copies I know but with a bit more "History" regards
  5. Great display of decorations, just to add for info, a few more with the garter, all from the Royal collection
  6. To be honest I vaguely remember seeing and reading somewhere that medal ribbons for the navy are generally longer than for the army, other details you mention being correct, a figure of 4 inches (10cm) length for navy seems to ring a bell, can't for the life of me remember where I saw it, though, I'll have a good root around on my hard-drive just in-case I kept it regards Alex edit found this, part extract army regulations 2012
  7. You could try here https://www.mycollectors.co.uk/content/medals/Medals-Wearing-Mounting.aspx
  8. Ooops! well spotted, (I didn't) I will retract my earlier comments, at that price, not a bad buy and a very nice example then (I'm actually looking for a prinzen myself, should take more care)
  9. "What am I missing here?" IMHO nothing except the words idiots with money to throw away!, unless I also can't see the pot of gold. regards Alex K
  10. Hi, thanks for the additional information, never thought about the black forest connection, it actually makes sense when you think about it, regards
  11. Hi thanks for the response, I will look in that direction, interesting Regards Alex k
  12. Hi all, I recently obtained this CDV, any chance the regiment can be identified? The cockade looks to me to be Wurttemburg regards Alex K
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