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  1. Hello Bayern, Thank you for your help. Yes, the laces are made of gold thread. It wasn't in my mind that the absent badge could a WO1 badge be, but you are right, it is the most possible solution. The impact of the collar badges are also different from the Royal Berlshire Regiment.
  2. Thank you Mike. Yes it is a very nice tunic, luckily in a very good condition.
  3. I had a great luck, a fellow forum member had all the relevant informations (medals and dates) about the original owner. This civilian and military medal combination is a unique one. I have also tried to search for the name. I have found him also, but I had other names too. I tried to collect from the London Gazette all those Royal Engineers officers who was awarded the Officer grade of Legion of Merit. I had 44 names. I planned the next step to check all those who were knighted. I have received the owners name between the 1st and 2nd step.
  4. A fellow forum memebr from another forum helped me, I have a possible owner's name now: Sir Robert Leslie Lawrence.
  5. This tunic is my latest item in my collection. It looks like an infantry tunic from 1889 without shoulder boards, and a badge also missing from the lower part of the right sleeve. There is a stamping on the inside which reads 'RBR 1889'. What do you think RBR stands for? Is it Royal Berkshire Regiment or Border Regiment or something else? The place of the badge looks like a bandsman badge. What do you think? Thanks, Balazs
  6. I have an interesting ribbon bar which looks like a unique one. It is on a Royal Engineers colonel No1 dress uniform. Unfortunately there is no info about the original owner. I tried to serch for the name, but I had no success yet. It looks like the officer had an army career during WW2 (later reserve officer) and then probably a civilian one. As he was awarded the Knight's Bachelor badge and a civilian CBE and Order of St. John. The Legion of Merit can also be helpful. Have you got any idea where to start? Thanks, Balazs
  7. Thank you, Gents for your help. I have tried a lot of variations, but I didn't think for Scouller. Thanks for your great help and also for the Gazette entry. I have found a lot of infos on the website about his promotions.
  8. Hello Gents, I have an interesting Group Captain RAF tunic with an AFC ribbon on it. There is a label on the inside, but I am in trouble with the name on it. I can't make it out. Can you please help me what is the name of the officer? Thanks, Balazs
  9. I have found that the lower mark is also an Arthus-Bertrand mark. It is a wheel gear and a star above. The AB & Cie and the lower mark together was used from 1911.
  10. Owain, Thank you for your kind help. I am trying to check the French silver marks, maybe I can find some informations. Kind regards, Balazs
  11. I have an Ethiopian Order of Holy Trinity grand cross breast star in my collection. It has a hallmark which is unknown for me. It looks like the the top row has two letters 'A' and 'B'. What do you think it could be Arthus Bertrand as the manufacturer? What does the other marks mean? Thanks, Balazs
  12. This is my newest item in my collection, an Italian Order of Crown Commander. It has a manufacturers mark ('t2') which is unknown to me? Can you please help me which firm could it be? Thanks, Balazs
  13. I have an other interesting tunic which needs an identification. The buttons looks like Green Howards buttons. What kind of tunic could it be? Is it a late Victorian period volunteers tunic for Green Howards? There is a crown on the upper left arm, is it a rank insignia (sergeant major) or something else? Something is missing from the shoulder boards, there is stitching on the reverse? Was it the name and number of the battalion? Thank you for your help. Balazs
  14. Thank you William. I've learnt a lot about the stamps from your comment.
  15. I've found some interesting photos about Guards bandsman uniforms. All of them are from early 20th century.
  16. Thank you for your comments. I tried to search for the Swiss origin, but the only result was the ebay auction on your link. I think the seller is not sure about the origin, beacause at the end of the description there are keywords as 'Foot Guards, Grenadiers, Fusiliers, British Army, Uniform. Georgian era. Switzerland'. If it is not British the stamp on the inside is strange.
  17. Gents, I need some help to identify the following tunic. It looks like a 'Guards pattern' with a Guards pattern lace, ' Firmin & Sons Ld - St Martins Lane' marked buttons and a stamp on the inside 'Inspected RMC 3 - 11 - 1911'. What kind of tunic could it be? What is the abbreviation 'RMC' stands for? Royal Military College? Sandhurst or Canada? Thank you for your comments. Balazs [/IMG]
  18. Thank you for your fast help.
  19. Hello Gents, I need some help about this Japanese badge/medal. What can it be? The ribbon looks like the ribbon of the Order of The Rising Sun, but the badge is different. Is it an association badge/medal or something else? Thank you for your help. Regards, Balazs
  20. Hello Jannis, IMO the multiple award bar and the ribbon looks like a modern copy. These ribboons used to be late 20st century copies. The medal is a very nice original bravery medal. Regards, Balazs
  21. Bison, Thank you for your great help. I have found an interesting book, which is available online, maybe it will useful to someone:" Histoire générale des ordres de chevalerie, civils et militaires, existant en Europe ; Empire français ; Légion d'honneur" from 1811, by Nicolas Viton de Saint Allais https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_L04MAQAAMAAJ Regards, Balazs
  22. I am a beginner in collecting Legion of Honor. I found some books about this order, but I do not know which is the best source if I would like to learn about the types, maufacturers and characteristics of the award. Which is the for a collector? Can you please give me some advise? Thanks, Balazs
  23. The link: http://medals.extra.hu/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=567
  24. Of course:-). Unfortunately not the best photos. I have posted it in a topic on medals.extra.hu, but the forum doesn't work now, so I can't be able the insert the link now.
  25. It looks like as a funeral piece, I have a FJO knight's cross which manufacture is similar to it.
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