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Alex K

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  1. 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
  2. Great display of decorations, just to add for info, a few more with the garter, all from the Royal collection
  3. 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
  4. You could try here https://www.mycollectors.co.uk/content/medals/Medals-Wearing-Mounting.aspx
  5. 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)
  6. "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
  7. Hi, thanks for the additional information, never thought about the black forest connection, it actually makes sense when you think about it, regards
  8. Hi thanks for the response, I will look in that direction, interesting Regards Alex k
  9. 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
  10. Hi, thanks for the speedy reply, interesting and useful link, I was wondering if it could be municipal rather than military. Regards Alex K
  11. Hi all, a bit of assistance if possible, I came across this image (Part of), but don't recognise the collar tabs, they look military to me, if so, does anyone recognise them, branch of service etc, any help appreciated regards Alex K
  12. Hi, your new purchase looks very nice, and thanks for the kind comments, does your posted image just show the complete medal or just the ribbons, I can't seem to open the entire image? Regards Hi Gordon, thanks for the kinds words, in hand, they really do look as amazing as on the images, regards
  13. Yep, congrats I think the best I've ever seen, I want one (or maybe2,3---4 etc)😀
  14. I think it's generally taken to mean a fake, (Wring one's hands in anguish for buying a dud/clunker/lemon etc) The piece may be one of the very latest (And good) generation of fakes doing the rounds I could of course be completely wrong regards
  15. Hi, thanks for the comments, it's difficult to see from the image but the royal officers cross is heavily vaulted, but the republican version is even MORE vaulted! Regards, alex
  16. Hi all, just a long overdue update on this thread, since I posted the examples of the Knights classes, I've added, the following to my collection, A nice Royal officers cross, a Royal 3rd class Commanders cross, and just for fun, spotted an Republic officers cross. The Commanders cross has the same "BG" mark in exactly the same place as the Knight's cross I originally posted, still don't know what it means, though. The republic officer's is very "Blingy" in comparison but has some amazing enamel work Attached updated images regards
  17. Hi all can anyone recognize/confirm his medals on the attached image, all help appreciated thanks Alex K
  18. Hi thanks, interesting, I'll have to do a bit more digging, regards
  19. Hi all, spotted this on ebay and was thinking of having a pop at it, however, not seen the insignia on his cap before or recognize the service branch, the cockade, ok but why the eagle instead of the second cockade, any help as usual appreciated Alex K
  20. Hi Thanks for the links, confirms my initial thoughts, not the real deal, regards Alex K
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