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Alex K

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  1. Found this version in my files, a bit different, can't vouch for its authenticity but post for appraisal, Saxe Ernestine House order
  2. Hi does anyone know the physical size of this grade?, Any help appreciated, regards
  3. Hi, thanks for the interesting details, I agree that when you look at the originals examples the quality is amazing!, Regards
  4. Hi, thanks, it's the only one I've ever seen, must be fairly uncommon, good luck in your quest. Regards
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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)
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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"
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Great display of decorations, just to add for info, a few more with the garter, all from the Royal collection
  16. 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
  17. You could try here https://www.mycollectors.co.uk/content/medals/Medals-Wearing-Mounting.aspx
  18. Hi, thanks for the additional information, never thought about the black forest connection, it actually makes sense when you think about it, regards
  19. Hi thanks for the response, I will look in that direction, interesting Regards Alex k
  20. 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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