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Alex K

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  1. Hi Tomasz, it does look more like "We" now that I've managed a closer look. regards Alex
  2. Hi Thanks for the comment, I'll try to have a closer look, you could be right regards edit, this any clearer?
  3. Agreed, they certainly were worn that way during the war, normally by those that had received their preliminary notification, but not their actual award, or those that chose not to have their award damaged in combat, normally there would be some evidence of wear either on the medal itself, or on the ribbon, press studs, ribbon ties etc, the one originally posted doesn't seem to show any of such examples, so it's anyone guess when it became a Pseudo RK in my opinion regards Alex
  4. In my opinion It' actually looks more like an EKII converted to a RK at some point, the difficulty is knowing when it was done, quite a simple job, it could have been done during the war or it could have been done 6 months ago from "Period" parts, unless you have full "Provenance" you'll never know, sorry regards Alex
  5. Hi Paul, thanks for the reply, absolutely spot on! I was tempted to bid on it, it was being sold by a resident of Paris, alas ran out of time, never mind, appreciate your depth of knowledge regards Alex
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    Rising Sun 6th class

    Hi Added another Rising Sun (5th class), looks ok to me, once again, any idea as to time frame?, no case this time unfortunately appreciated regards Alex K
  7. Hi all, just a quickie check, got a chance to purchase this, does it look legit in your opinions, not named regards Alex K
  8. Werner had some commercial ties with Godet, so it could make sense, still, a very uncommon "Maker"
  9. Hi my list shows "We" as "Unknown maker" unfortunately, so we may never know
  10. Hi all, just a quick manufacture identification request, the ring looks like it's stamped with either "WG" or "we", any ideas? all help appreciated regards Alex K
  11. Looks like a perfectly good Klein and Quenzer made piece and original, suspension ring should be stamped with 65 regards Alex K
  12. Hi Thanks for the confirmation, much appreciated regards Alex
  13. Hi Carol I, am I correct is reading that the attached, in my collection has the wrong ribbon, if so which would be the correct one, regards Alex K
  14. I honestly don't know myself now which way it will go, it seems at the moment, out, but still in somehow
  15. Hi Guys thanks for the comments and additional information on my mystery Wagner, which regiment does the uniform belong to its obviously a Uhlan regiment,? I agree ixhs your archive in Stuttgart has some really interesting images, I often have a detailed look regards Alex
  16. Hi inxs The guy in my avatar is Eginhard Eschborn. Its part of a colourisation I did a long time ago
  17. Hi Laurentius, thanks for the reply, I thought it may have been co-incidental, I suppose I need to look for aristo VON Wagners to see if I can find anything out about him regards Alex
  18. Hi all, I came across this image from Landesarchiv Baden-Wuerttemburg of a Louis von Wagner, doing searches reveals nothing about him except his more famous namesake, the composer, does anyone know if they were related to each other or just a name co-incidence, Louis certainly had a distinguished military career, if so does anyone have a brief bio on him? thanks regards Alex K
  19. I Picked up a ww2 vintage 6th class cased in the UK for 110gbp, (A bit of haggling, late afternoon, waved cash I admit, he wanted 125GBP) He also had a cased 7th class for about 60GBP if I remember Alex K
  20. Hi, with regards to polished stars, they are generally made of bronze, I have several WWI stars made from bronze, (Generally called the "Mons Star"), they too were polished at some point, bronze, like silver, when exposed to the atmosphere will, over time start to tarnish again naturally, it will take time but they now look as though they were never polished, and without any artificial intervention, depends if you are prepared to wait, as for replacement bits and pieces, "Liverpool Medals" are a well known medal dealer, they sometimes have "Spare parts" http://www.liverpoolmedals.com/World-Medals-and-Decorations/
  21. Thankyou, glad you like them. regards
  22. Hi Larry, bit late, but nice images as usual! With the upcoming centenary anniversary of the end of WWI, I decided to trawl through some of my long forgotten efforts and pay my own tribute, I normally go for the bigwigs with fancy uniforms, lots of bullion and medals, (I like the challenge), however, I do have some of the "Ordinary" guys that faced the muck and bullets, These are a random selection that I can find on file, and not any preference. I've had these on file for many years and unfortunately no longer recall the sources.
  23. Hi Thanks for the information, only just spotted it, I'll put it on file for future reference regards one final attempt, then I find another pastime!! plus a few more, I suspect he liked being photographed in uniforms Alex
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