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  1. Hello 1812. During more than 500 years the Order of the Elephant have been awarded appr. 800 times. The Elephant have changed during that period from an Elephant in Gold without the tower and morian to the type you'll find today. The original statutes have been lost so we don't know exactly why the Elephant were chosen, but it is generally accepted that the Elephant were a symbol of strength and wisdom. I hope this helps. /Lars
  2. Nick, thanks for your comment, basically as I assumed. 1812, they are mine, but not a major financial loss, they came to me with some other items. /Lars
  3. As these are unknown to me I'd be happy to understand if this is pure crap or rare excellent items? Regards, Lars And this one as well (they shouldn't belong together) :
  4. I have a question relating to what I believe is a French Red Cross jeton. It may be the wrong section, but this resembles one of the many French Red Cross jetons I have seen. It's somewhat similar in design to others I have seen and many of these were named to the recipient in the same way. But as it is named to a quite famous nurse, miss Edith Cavell, I'm wondering if it's actually a jeton awarded to her or some kind of commemorative jeton sold in her name to raise money for something? Would anybody in here know? Miss Edith Cavell is quite famous, the following is just copi
  5. Hi Andres, thanks for the video and info, this makes sense, now I hope to understand weather this was some kind of official award or more a family or comrades gift to someone. A few years ago another Cross of Liberty memorabilia was offered at a Swedish auction, it became quite expensive so it didn't went my way, but here's a picture!
  6. Linas, this is indeed Danish. It's a medal given to those (don't know the english word) motorized people who brings info forth and back, primary within the home guard, but not limited to that. Here's the statutes. The older examples would have Silver marks on the reverse, so I suspect yours is a newer one. It's not an official medal. Regards, Lars

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    A Prussian miniature chain of Aviation interest, in a much better quality than normally seen. An Iron Cross (marked 800), a Hindenburg Cross, a Wound badge in Silver (marked 900) and a Observer badge (marked 800). Price is 225 euro plus postage, a bank transfer is expected within Europe.


  8. Saw this link in a Facebook group, it may interest some in here, seems to be organized fraud! It's an article regarding fake MC's in quantities. https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/derby-fraudster-made-thousands-selling-4208225
  9. Rusty, I have checked the two miniatures and there's no marks on the reverse, but both are marked on the ring. Unfortunately with so small marks that I cannot read them even with a very good magnifier. Lars
  10. Hi Rusty & Owain. If you look at my alias in here it have some resemblance with said eBay seller, so ... Yes, I'm the seller, and as the two miniatures remainded unsold on the .com site they are currently on the French eBay site. I have much too many miniatures in my collection (2000+ items) so I'm slowly sorting items out that I feel are not essential. I ended up with four of these and decided I only need two. These are the two I'll keep for the moment allthough I had some doubt with the light blue one. And it is correct that the ribbon moved from one miniature to another,
  11. It's allways better to get two replys than none 😉
  12. Not Russian, a Serbian Balkan Wars Commemorative Cross.
  13. 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 😉
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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"
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. I can only help with the miniatures if this is of any interest, the Carlmann type (left) and the Tostrup type (right).
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. Hello Joseph and Paul, thank you both for your comments, as usual most helpful. /Lars
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