Jump to content

Alex K

Valued Member
  • Content Count

    2,368
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Alex K

  1. Thanks to all, just to finish off King Kalakaua, came across this image, it seems Prussian influence spread far and wide!!
  2. Hi Andy, thanks for the comments, much appreciated, it helps if I have large good quality images to work on, this allows me to "Zoom" right in and pick out details more easily, you tend to get less "Pixilation" regards Alex
  3. Hi Larry , thanks, when I first started colourising it was about blobbing bits of colour onto an image and hoping for the best, as times went on it became more about "Getting it as accurate as possible", this led onto actually researching the subject, which in turn became as interesting as the image itself. regards Alex
  4. Hi Uwe, thanks for the response, on reflection,I think I may have posted a slightly confusing question, I know that the term 57er refers to certain wartime decorations which were permitted to be worn post-war without the prohibited swastika (From July 1957), I have examples of 57er RK's ek1 and ek2 made by them in my own collection, what I should have said is certain imperial decoration were also made by them "Post WW2", including the Pour le Merite, I understand this also included an examples of the imperial GK both 1914 and possibly 1870 (For the collector market?), my question should have been "Is the example I posted possibly one of those, hope this clarifies. regards Alex
  5. Talking of Royalty, three more King, Father and Grandfather George VI George V Edward VII
  6. Hi Pieter, thanks for the complement and the photos of your Crown order, amazing pieces to have in your collection and extremely rare too I believe. I will keep them on file if you don't mind. thanks Alex
  7. Hi all, can anyone identify or comment of whether this is a Steinhaur & Luck 57er made grand cross of the Iron Cross, 3 piece construction, iron core? or a simpler copy regards Alex K
  8. Thanks, I do have a tendency to keep looking for things until proved or otherwise, maybe I should get another hobby!
  9. Hi just to round things off, found this image of him, which does seem to suggest that my RAO hunch may be correct
  10. Yes nice clean cross, congrats Alex K
  11. Hi I'll try one, I think the black lined one is loose edit, just had a look at one, nothing much but a diagonal pencil line, traversing through the pencilled number 35, not much to go on
  12. Hi all, a bit of advice or opinions please, I've got two EK1 boxes which I've had since the early 1970's, they came with two EK1's which turned out to be fake (One being the famous "Polish fake"), both were bought at different times from different sources, my question is what period are they likely to be?, I'm reasonably certain they are not WW1/WW2, but could they be early 57'ers?, both had on the underside something which has been scratched out, the one with the black interior does have white flock underneath but I've left it "As found", any thought appreciated, regards Alex K
  13. Quite a stunning set of orders, good job he didn't have to wear them all at the same time!!
  14. I Did a colourisation of it here, I've also done one of the earlier B/W image, but not posted it yet
  15. Yep, St Anne is a possibility if he was awarded one! I think I'll just leave it as an indistinct blob and let viewers put their own in! Thanks for the help edit, well, why not!
  16. Update, checking recipients of Black eagle, not listed, Red Eagle order Kalakaua - RAO 1st Class, maybe my hunch is correct
  17. Hi Thanks, I too have searched for a "Complete" list of his awards, particularly, European ones without success, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the Prussian order of the red or Black Eagle as they seem to have been sprinkled around fairly liberally!! unfortunately the image is too indistinct, never mind, maybe one day... regards Alex
  18. Hi Thanks for the further info, I guessed that he had many other ODM's I've seen one where he is wearing the Italian order of St Maurice and St Lazarus, attached is a revised version and thanks once again regards Medal bar, Sweden order of Vasa, Denmark order of Dannebrog, Belgium order of Leopold At the neck Hawaii Order-of-Kamehameha Hawaii Collar The Royal Order of Kalakaua I Breast stars Order-of-Kamehameha The Royal Order of Kalakaua I Hawaii Order of Kapiolani-Grand Cross Japan order of the Chrysanthemum UK Order of St Michael and St George Unknown but looks like Belgium Order of Leopold The Royal Order of the Crown of Hawaii (VERY similar to the Prussian Order of the Crown at first glance) Right Breast ? Could moderators delete the previous post (411)
  19. Hi, thanks for the comments, I quite liked doing him as he was different to my usual output, do you mean the one I called the BMVO?, if so, you have given me invaluable info and I can now modify my colourisation many thanks regards
  20. It's standard Wehrmacht, but I think its directly woven into the cap and not individually applied, similar to some of Hitler's hats Alex
  21. King David Kalakaua of Hawaii Also known as the Merry Monarch on account of his great love for music and dancing, he actually re-introduced the “Hula-Hula” dance after it had been banned by his late mother, the Queen as being “Too salacious”, he died whilst on a trip to San Francisco I collect orders decorations and medals as a main hobby so look out for unusual ODM’s after some research I identified most of those he is wearing, for those interested, Medal bar, Sweden order of Vasa, Denmark order of Dannebrog, Belgium order of Leopold At the neck Hawaii Order-of-Kamehameha Hawaii Collar The Royal Order of Kalakaua I Breast stars Order-of-Kamehameha The Royal Order of Kalakaua I Unknown but looks like a BMVO Japan order of the Chrysanthemum UK Order of St Michael and St George Unknown but looks like Belgium Order of Leopold The Royal Order of the Crown of Hawaii (VERY similar to the Prussian Order of the Crown at first glance) Right Breast ?
  22. Thanks, very much so, regards Alex K
  23. Richard Bong USAAF Medal of Honor Upon the recommendation of Far East Airforce commander General George Kennedy, Bong received the Medal of Honor from General Douglas MacArthur in a special ceremony in December 1944. Bong’s Medal of Honor citation states that he flew combat missions despite his status as an “instructor”, which was one of his duties as standardization officer for V Fighter Command. His rank of major would have qualified him for a squadron command, but he always flew as a flight (four-plane) or element (two-plane) leader. Bong then became a pilot assigned to Lockhead’s Burbank California plant, where he flew P-80 Shooting Star jet fighters at the Lockheed Air Terminal. On August 6, 1945, the plane’s primary fuel pump malfunctioned during take off on the acceptance flight of P-80A 44-85048. Bong either forgot to switch to the auxiliary fuel pump, or for some reason was unable to do so Bong cleared away from the aircraft, but was too low for his parachute to deploy. The plane crashed into a narrow field at Oxnard St & Satsuma Ave, North Hollywood. His death was front-page news across the country, sharing space with the first news of the bombing of Hiroshima There's no shortage of colour pics of "Ike" but I thought I'd add my attempt well known mugshot of Joachim Peiper
  24. Hi all, possibly a stupid question (For those that know the answer) but what was the difference between the Grand officer grade of the St Sava and the Commander grade?, was it just the addition of the breast star to the Grand officer, the neck badges being the same.? thanks regards Alex K
×
×
  • Create New...