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    I'm collecting miniature Orders & Decorations from the Older European Kingdoms, preferrably before 1918. However, beeing from Denmark, I would take an special interest in the Scandinavian Countries.

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  1. Michael, it's a miniature, that's why it isn't made like the full size award, I have a few, different makers, but the same construction. Gordon, if you buy the lot and don't need this you could think of me as I don't have this maker 😉
  2. Hi Gordon. This has absolutely nothing to do with Italy, it's The Badge of Honour of the Danish Reserve Officer's Organization. Instituted 27.4.1950 under the reign of King Frederik IX. Hope this helps? Regards, Lars
  3. Don't know what you're looking for, but it's a relatively common item so why would you go for an item with most gilding worn off, several enamel damages and a partly broken suspension? If you compare their price it's not priced accordingly in my opinion, several much better examples have been sold at auction at appr. the same price.
  4. When I was 15 back in 1976 he appeared in a Danish magazine which had an article about him and his collection. I had gained some interest in collecting Orders & Medals but had no clue of where to go and find these items. The article made it clear that he lived in the area where I grew up, so I took a phonebook (yes, those were the times) and found out that there were 6 people living in my area by that name. Then I took my bicycle and went from address to address, rang the doorbell and asked the simple question "Do your husband collects Orders?". At the third address I got a "Ahh, yes, why" and after having explained myself I was invited in. Kai Meyer got me started, we became friends and I have spend many many hours in that basement. I have really learned alot from him, he took me under his wings and he explained carefully what to look for, tricks and hints, and all that stuff. Today I have a quite extensive collection of miniature decorations, the very first miniature I got was bought from him at a very resonnable price, this one: The picture you have must have been from the 1960ies, when I got to know him he had a much larger collection. He died many years ago and his collection is sold, but you will still see items from his collection appearing in various auctions with a proper reference, interesting enough I spotted this one in a French auction some months ago: This is a plate with the Swedish Order of the North Star, still mounted on the plate from his celler, if you look at the picture you can see that his entire collection was mounted this way, plate by plate. Some older collectors would find him a bit controvercy, but that's another story. Hope this helps, Lars
  5. Hi Graf. This was more than helpful and most appreciated, exactly what I was hoping for. I'm pretty sure I have a red ribbon so I can complete this award. Thanks a lot, regards, Lars
  6. Hello Graf. Just got this little medal, I was wondering if it's a medal or a jeton, but looking at the scan of this book it could suggest that it's actually an awarded medal. As I assume you can read this I'd like to ask if you can give a little more info about this as I cannot find any info on the net? Regards, Lars
  7. Actually, if you give it some thoughts it's not that strange. A Royal person or a high ranking person like a prime minister or general would need a miniature group on a frequest basis and all would have at least one miniature group (many would have several), whereas a court servant would not need a miniature group in his civil life at any occations (generally speaking). When on official duty they would wear their full size awards! That's why you do see the miniature Red and Pale Blue badges whereas the Dark Blue miniature is rarer seen!
  8. Yes, both are in my collection, apart from these I've only seen perhaps 2-3 on auctions in the past 30 years. You may see similar examples in the Royal Castle Collection in Stockholm if the chains (Oscar II etc) is still on display. Interesting enough it took me 20 years to find a dark blue example whereas the pale blue can be found in quantities.
  9. I can only help with the miniatures if this is of any interest, the Carlmann type (left) and the Tostrup type (right).
  10. My initial thought is that this is not a super rare special class unknown to most, but more likely an example where one or two eagles have fallen off (this happens), and then the remaining have been removed?
  11. I have bought from "Emonlaib" on eBay at several occations and I have never had any problems, everything went smooth and the items were as described.
  12. Hello Joseph and Paul, thank you both for your comments, as usual most helpful. /Lars
  13. All, I just realized that there were an inscription on the reverse of a Mentana cross I have. As I read it it's "2230" and "1. DE I" or "1. DE L" - would anybody have an clue of what this stands for? Soldiers number and regiment, in case, which one? /Lars
  14. A Prussian "Ölberg Kreuz" .. A nice Order of Berthold from Baden ...
  15. Now this tread have been activated again, I can add a few as well. A nice Godet chain, nothing special, but I have been looking for the Red Cross Merit medal from Württemberg for some time! Two versions of the War Commemorative Cross 1813-1814 from Anhalt-Dessau. A somewhat rare seen Order of Louise 2nd class 1865 version
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