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Alex K

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  1. Hi Andy, no other info but it does seem fairly common to wear on the left side, some images from a colonial uniforms website, and a British Victorian uniform
  2. Hi Guys, thanks for the tips, Romanian order of the star actually begins to seem like a good possibility looking at it now, (I had my Imperial German state hat on) regards
  3. Hi all, another request for identification, I came across this image, but can't identify who it is, looks fairly distinguished with an impressive medal array, any one got any ideas who he may be? secondly, the last medal on the bar, for some reason I've got it in my head that it's the Order of Henry the Lion, however reading other threads, the swords were only positioned at the bottom of the medal or later crossed through the centre, (Not the top), am I barking up the wrong tree? regards Alex K
  4. Thank you both for the response so the "Silver" version I posted is merely faded gilt then. regards
  5. Hi all, I wondered if someone could answer a seemingly simple question, attached are two images of the BMVO officer cross, one gilt, the other silver, I can't seem to locate any positive details of the full list of classes which list the officer cross in gilt and silver, did they exist in two finishes and if they did why the difference since they are both classed as "Officer"? thanks Alex K
  6. Got a chance to add to my Grosskreuz, an example of a nice Souval with OLS, so I thought I'd do it, the case is quite hard to find, It's an early "De-luxe" version of his RK cases, the other type he offered was more basic. the EK1 is a war-time version. Now looking for a minty set of very early RK and EK2. regards
  7. Hi all, bit of help again with medal ident. attached a picture of George of Saxony, plus his medal bar, looking at it I'm a bit stuck on two of them, any help appreciated as usual. regards Alex K
  8. Might be a case of "Who you know and not what you know"!,
  9. Hi looking at the original, there is no glove on the left hand, (fingers nails are just about visible), as for an injury on his right hand, could possibly be, caption doesn't mention anything regards
  10. Hi all, I remember as a little lad (In the 50's) coming across this image which for some reason captivated me, well I've found it again after many years so decided to have a go at it, the original caption reads "A German Luftwaffe officer POW disembarking in Newhaven, England glances contemptuously at a guard (ca. 1941)" the caption on the image is mine! regards Alex K
  11. Still very nice, particularly like the Long EKII ribbon, looking long ribbons myself regards
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    Japanese regalia

    Hi all, thanks for the additional information, didn't realise from the photo I posted that it was a full "Staff" (stick), from the photo it looks white but I assume it would have been silver in reality. regards edit, makes a bit more sense now, with this picture although he's actually holding it by the head unfortunately
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    Japanese regalia

    And I thought I'd asked a simple question!!, still, getting more interesting
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    Japanese regalia

    Hi Gentlemen, bath duck it is then on a serious note, would it be equivalent to a Field Marshal's baton type of thing or did he just like walking round with a duck?
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    Japanese regalia

    Hi very interesting! and thanks for the response, so I assume that it was a specific part of Japanese symbolism. regards
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    Japanese regalia

    Hi all, a quick question if I may, I recently came across this image of Admiral Inoue Yoshika, my question is he seems to be holding something which appears to resemble a duck (I suspect it isn't)in his right hand, exactly what is it, my knowledge of Imperial Japanese regalia is limited but I'm willing to learn, any help appreciated regards Alex K
  17. Thanks for the positive identification, my gamble paid off then, nice to find an original piece regards Alex
  18. Nice, is it actually postcard sized or larger? Alex
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    Double Dragon

    Hi Gavin thanks for the vote of confidence, didn't realise they 3rd class was a repro? what about the type 1 1st grade, 1st class? Alex
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