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Alex K

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  1. Yes I spotted that it doesn't have the sparkle, the others have, perhaps a one off private purchase, or a fake, who knows, pity I don't have a shot of the reverse
  2. Hi, yes the one I posted is from the omsa site, it looked "official", the link is just what I was looking for, an amazing and rare set, thanks, with regards to the sash badge I've read that at around the begining of ww1 that the crown itself was dropped from all grades, I assume the GK was the same, perhaps I'm wrong, or pre-war awards kept the crown, after that awards were made minus the crown, taz, thanks for your additional input also, best regards, alex
  3. Hi Taz, thanks for the information, yes it all helps, one additional question, the cross you posted appears to be a cloth type for sewing to the uniform, attached is the sash, currently on a dealers site, together with a "Type 3?" breast badge, what would have been attached to the sash, I assume there was something regards
  4. Hi Does anyone have any information regarding the Grand Cross of the order, it is mentioned in numerous places but whilst I've seen images of the Sash, and lower grades, I can't locate any details on the Grand cross, Did it exist? it states that very few were awarded, so is obviously rare, any details photo'd and dimensions etc appreciated regards
  5. Found this version in my files, a bit different, can't vouch for its authenticity but post for appraisal, Saxe Ernestine House order
  6. Hi does anyone know the physical size of this grade?, Any help appreciated, regards
  7. Hi, thanks for the interesting details, I agree that when you look at the originals examples the quality is amazing!, Regards
  8. Hi, thanks, it's the only one I've ever seen, must be fairly uncommon, good luck in your quest. Regards
  9. Just a quick update about recent additions, my mistaken belief that I'd bought a "Prinzen" version, when in fact it was a reduced size for medal bar wear, finally got myself a true "Prinzen" so I think I've got all known sizes (I hope) measure 29.5mm attached regards
  10. Just for interest, attached images of two medal bars attributed to Prince Alfons of Bavaria, each shows the St Georges medal, given the very low numbers of the gold version made, are these likely to be "Gold" or "silver gilt" wearers copies, taking into account who he was? regards
  11. This might help The last two, both pop up quite regularly in "Royal Circles" British Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee medal (Inner, inner, inner circles of royalty got it in gold I believe, sometimes with an "1897" clasp) Swedish Oscar Jubilee medal (For Royalty in his case)
  12. Hi, my comments were slightly tongue in cheek To us collectors they are a dream, however, to the Royals, they may be seen as being more "Tools of the trade", where diplomacy is more important than historical value, I suspect that with the Order of the Garter for instance, when a recipient dies, the insignia are returned to the Central Chancellery for re-issue, to the next incumbent, inspection and repair would be carried out, the oldest so far I believe (Based on a TV documentary) a set still in use since the 18th Century, regards
  13. Hi yes I didn't spot my mistake until after I'd posted them, however I thought it was worth a look at, I'd have it in my collection The reduced sizes ones are amazingly cute! A couple more shots, (one not so good), Imperial Russian order of St Andrew
  14. Hi, Thanks for the additional details, yes you're right, I got the name wrong, I shouldn't have really as its in gold lettering on the inner satin lining of the case!!, must pay more attention regards
  15. 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
  16. 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"
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Great display of decorations, just to add for info, a few more with the garter, all from the Royal collection
  20. 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
  21. You could try here https://www.mycollectors.co.uk/content/medals/Medals-Wearing-Mounting.aspx
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