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Alex K

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  1. I also thought Greek letters at first but came up with the same non-amswer, it still looks to me like something has been cut off though
  2. Hi can't recognise the motif but it looks like a device (crown or similar) may have been cut off. Just above the central motif
  3. Hi no I didn't, it looked interesting but even though I've studied ek's for years, I'm begining to get cold feet now about buying virtually anything particularly with the seriously original looking fakes which are appearing unfortunately, hence the original request, at most it will sit on my database as an item to be wary of, thanks for the update Regards
  4. Hi, just spotted the response, amazing after all this time, well done, I will make a note of it, thanks for bothering to answer Regards
  5. Hi thanks for the extra effort, much appreciated, sometimes an initial hunch proves to be correct, regards Alex
  6. Hi, I think you may be correct, (it was on my list of possibles also) nice to have some confirmation, it's award would make sense as you say, thanks for your input. Regards alex
  7. Thanks for the comments, it's difficult to see, but on magnification, the medal is suspended from a crown which unfortunately is partially hidden by the collar chain
  8. Hi all, another unknown to me decoration, all the others are identified, except the one indicated, I assume it's Swedish or Scandinavian in origin but my searches draw a blank, his Wiki entry only really lists his major Scandinavian and other non-Swedish greater orders. any help would be appreciated regards Alex K
  9. Again, Yes interesting stuff, unfortunately the links don't work for me
  10. Such superb knowledge base from a simple question, and an exact uniform also, amazing
  11. Hi Gentlemen, thanks for the additional informative details, I was beginning to wonder if the uniform was not military in nature, diplomatic or indian service had crossed my mind, also, so assuming that's not too far from the actuality then it would be a combination of the attached, the colour image is a replica lord Chamberlain's but probably fairly accurate, thanks for the assistance regards Alex K
  12. Unfortunately, this appears to be growing "norm" on here (and other) forums
  13. Hi all, attached is a picture (Wiki) of the above gentleman with a VC and a lot of other medals! The uniform is unknown to me, I assume its the usual red, black/gold collar and gold embroidery to the front, that being assumed, is it regiment specific. All answers appreciated regards Alex K
  14. I must admit these things still baffle me, maybe its an age thing!, the attached are I believe for Max von Hausen, can anyone translate? thanks Alex K
  15. Well said, personally, I think HM should have reached into her handbag and found the biggest, shiniest one she could find, never mind protocol, Alex K
  16. Thanks for the comments, I agree, a private purchase piece, in my opinion also Regards
  17. Hi all, just a quick request, does anyone see any redflags with regards to this EK1 by Paul Maybauer? all comments welcome regards Alex K
  18. A random check on dealer back catalogues show numerous variation in prices, emedals, Canada, one cased 3rd class civil, hammer price 3000usd, 3rd class civil, no case, 2500 usd, spink, (London?) military, 900gbp, +tax+buyers commission so they vary, I believe the socialist ones are actually harder to find
  19. Difficult to tell from the images but it looks like it has a solid hinge block, if so then Gordon is correct, an earlier piece, later pieces had a different hinge construction
  20. Hi based on the images posted I would say original, as far as date goes a bit more difficult (for me) to be precise, I can say that the "Socialist" version had an uncrowned Lion of the obverse, so that may point you in the right direction, attached a scan of a book published in 1970 showing the "Socialist" version, no crowned lion, together with an image of mine, quite a nice decoration. Values difficult to determine but not cheap, in my opinion regards Alex K
  21. Royal prerogative maybe😆" i'll wear what I want the way I want to" there could be an alternative in that both he and karl-eduard were saxe-coburg-gothas, as a family decoration, it took precedence, don't know
  22. The ribbon at least on the silver medal matches the Karl-Eduard wedding medal maybe the "crown" bit is artistic licence
  23. Depends when the photo was taken, but appears strongly to be the Baden war cross for volunteers 1914-16, a short time before king George v renounced his German name from saxe-coburg-gotha to Windsor and made all British royalty do the same, similarly with the plm. Until then many of the British royal family were liberally festooned with German royal family orders (sort of keeping it in the family), a prudent move as kaiser wilhelm his cousin had started bombing Britain with his new heavy bomber, unfortunately also named the "Gotha" regards
  24. Hi, I'm assuming the lower (black) backing is Raf, not RFC, is so then that would fit in with what I would expect based on what I have, the one posted by jean-sam has a ww2 look about the shape which would suggest modernist manufacture for rfc/raf just change the initials in my opinion, added ww2 new Zealand wings, only ones I have access to at the moment
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