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paul wood

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  1. The forum which Ed hosts is SAGONGS. I have been a member of the forum for 15 years. For anyone who has any interest in the ODM of the subcontinent it is a treasure house of knowledge. All you ever wanted ( or didnt even know you wanted) to know. p
  2. One of them I believe belongs to a German with afghani connections. Why 1876 the only event I have any knowledge of for that year in Afghani history is the visit of the Russian legation which was one of the contributory factors to the 2nd Afghan war. p
  3. There was not one inthe Tamman collection (2008) or the Morton and Eden sale 2017. Must be extremely rare. p Part of my reply went it is illustrated in a private work but only minimal info given
  4. Here's one I would commit larceny for. DNW (or Buckland Dix and Wood as it was then) November 1991, Sultan of Zanzibar's Medal, no clasp (Amadu Koloman, Indian Contingent). Paul
  5. How can one join? I would surely pull the ladies so attired P
  6. Good order to collect. relatively inexpensive and the quality is generally very good. Founded by Willem II of tne Netherlands as grand Duke of Luxemburg. It was awarded in large numbers to Dutch recipients by his son and virtually all pre 1891 insignia is Dutch made . on the accession of Grand Duke Adolphe in 1890 it was a purely Luxemburg order with occaisional honorary awards to foreigners. Any of your pieces marked? P
  7. 25th anniversary 1973-98 I think Yemen Arab Republic buy no idea what it commemorates. I suspect Owain will know. Paul
  8. many painters did the face from life and the remainder from memory often employing a student to apply the finishing touches and as we all know after a few bottles of wine the memory is often less than reliable p
  9. They look like various society medals for which the germans were famed p
  10. Yes these EU medals lower the tone of a decent british group. They make the UN medal look ilke an artistic masterpiece. p
  11. there is. One must be very careful when buying early French medals as from the later part of the 19th century Paris mint restrikes (the early ones are very good) are stamped on the rims OR ARGENT or BRONZE, some dishonest people hzve been known to skilfully file these off. While the restrikes are collectae, they are worth considerably less
  12. i am sure it is the order of merit of the bavarian crown, ribbon matches. Painters are noted for getting depictions of orders wrong I frequently advise painting experts on orders and if I had £10 for every incorrectly depicted order on a painting, even by top painters I have encountered I would have long since retired to Barbados. P
  13. A gold example of the bronze medal appeared in auction about 20 years ago. p
  14. One or two emerged from the Baldwins basement circa 1990 but they are about the only ones i am aware of. p
  15. There is a medal which depicts louis xiv and his family which is believed by some to be an indian peace medal. p
  16. i am not aware of any general VOC awards, as Marconi mentions they tend to be one offs, if anyone knows of any general awards I woild be interested to hear. p
  17. lovely shame no name on the photo beautifully clear picture of the suspension. paul
  18. about 500 per annum during his reign however they dont appear that frequently in commerce. I assumd the award is much valued amongst its recipients. paul
  19. an uncased example issued 1965 is on offer on ebay for £148. pp
  20. I hope your aged brian is in rude health. Paul
  21. At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packet. So finally when she went to the shop a request for chimp tea had the desired effect. so the name chimp tea stuck. Paul
  22. must br a differrnt medal for that Hannover Merit medal is dated 1815. Salamanca was 1812. Flummoxed. paul
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