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  1. Gentlemen, I bear good news, I have found our man, and it was in the end thanks to the QSA. Some days ago I reached out to David Biggins, the owner of the Anglo Boer War forum. He was not only kindly enough to reply to my email but also send me the original listing of the auction of the full sized medal bar of Adolphus of Teck - please see attached. The listing gives the exact 6 QSA clasps which are also on the miniature medal bar. My first thought was, what are the odds of finding someone else, my second thought was, if there is a listing of the full sized medal bar, maybe somewhere
  2. Dear all, thank you all for the excellent additional information A late 1930's date sounds logical given the information as presented here and the fact that the bar does look like a German style bar. At least I now know what the first ribbon represents and how this curious combination of ribbons might have come to be I'll add a note with this information to the bar
  3. Many thanks that volunteer cross makes it an interesting combo πŸ˜‡
  4. There is a nice article on the eid mar coins on the following website: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59762 If you're interested in archaeology, this is by the way a really nice website. It usually has a new article every day on a current archaeological topic. Best, Peter
  5. With German ribbon bars, you see personal prefences play a role in what is displayed or not. Does that also happen in British bars? The only Fitzclarence who could qualify is Aubrey FitzClarence, 4th Earl of Munster (1862–1928), but he held the office of Gentleman Usher-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria from 1885 to 1901 and to King Edward VII from 23 July 1901 until 7 February 1902, so at least no QSA, but also no other mention of awards.
  6. Paul, you are right. His wiki page states his GCB was a Knight Grand Cross. I am not familiar with the rules in the UK concerning how orders can be worn, but would he have been allowed to wear his Grand Cross as a (miniature) medal? By the way, this is a cropped pre-ww1 image of him (looks just before ww1) with all his orders up to that point. Best, Peter
  7. Laurentius, thank you for your comments. It's a very good observation. It means a possible candidate must be a very strong match. Talking about candidates, in the past few days I have been searching for possible candidates. I checked all the male participants of the British Royal Family who were present as Royal Guests at the Jubilee celebration of 1887 (wiki), that is the ones that are mentioned 😁. Next I did a cross reference with the recipients of the Royal Victorian Order (wiki), that is the ones that can be found via the lists on wikipedia πŸ˜‡. I filtered out all persons with 1) differ
  8. Paul, if you have the opportunity, please do check for the order of Leopold. In the meantime, I'll go through the list of royal guests at the golden jubilee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Jubilee_of_Queen_Victoria). Thanks, Peter
  9. Dear all, I've been looking at the lists of the recipients of the Royal Victorian order on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Victorian_Order) and I can find only 3 possible matches, 3 princes. Do we know if these lists on Wikipedia are complete? Also, is there anywhere, a source and/or a website, where I can get the 6 clasp QSA checked out? Is for example the angloboerwar.com website a place to post this bar? Best, Peter
  10. Dear all, This part of GMIC is new to me, so please be gentle with me πŸ™‚ I’d like to show you my first British piece I recently picked up at auction, and came in today. It is a nice unnamed miniature medal bar. Although my main interest is German ribbon bars, I do also have pieces from other countries, mainly mainland Europe. As an addition, I have been looking for a nice British miniature medal bar for some time now. I have a bit of a soft spot for the Victorian period so I looked for a piece with at least something from that period, and that’s how I bumped into this piece. Also, th
  11. Daniel, that's very cool many thanks It's a real coincidence, I've been an amateur archeologist for over 25 years... very cool to read about his archaeological exploits
  12. Dear all, Please see the attached photo’s. A recently received Austrian ribbon bar that came from auction. All parts are UV negative. I’m looking to identify the first ribbon which has me stumped. The pink threading on the back could make you believe the first ribbon might have been changed but the pink threading runs actually all the way round – the red color of the backing makes the pink appear more red -, so the first ribbon appears to be an original addition. Anyone any idea? Also, the last ribbon is folded a couple of times, but looks to be something Romanian. All help
  13. Dear all, Please see the attached photo’s. A recently received Bavarian ribbon bar picked up at auction. All parts are UV negative. Paul C. already had a look at it and did a quick check for a name but was not able to find one, so I’m posting it here for additional help. All help much appreciated πŸ™‚πŸ‘ Best, Peter
  14. Hi. The wreaths on ribbons 2 and 5 look original to me. Some of my bars also have these. They can be found in plain and in enameled condition. Nice uniform set up by the way, must have taken a lot of time and work to assemble πŸ™‚πŸ‘ Best, Peter
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