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  1. This is the photo from "Royal Service - vol.II". Not a very good quality (I even lightened it a lot).
  2. A small correction: According to "Royal Service - vol. II", the "King Edward VII’s Medal for Science, Art and Music" only existed for 4 years (1902-1906) and was only awarded 12 times. Queen Alexandra awarded 3 during her visit to Copenhagen (in her native country Denmark) in 1903. One of the recipients was Glæsel. So Glæsel got that medal in 1903, but it wasn't listed in the State- and Court Calendar until 1913. Given its short lifespan, maybe no miniatures were ever made of it.
  3. Based on the Danish State- & Court Handbooks, these are the approximate dates for his awards (bear in mind, those sources may contain inaccuracies etc.): <1890: France. Legion of Honour (Knight) ~1890: Russia, St. Stanislaus (2. class) Prussia, Crown Order (4. class) ~1897: Siam, Crown Order (Officer) 1898: Denmark, Dannebrog (Knight) ~1899: Mecklenburg, Wendish Crown (Knight) ~1902: France. Legion of Honour (Officer) ~1903: Greece, Redeemer (Officer) 1912: Denmark, Dannebrog Merit Cross ~1912: Great Britain: Kin
  4. Could also be a (higher ranking) court employee. The Dannebrog order and the Dannebrog Merit Cross look to be Christian IX versions and The Royal House had family connections with Greece and Mecklenburg as well as diplomatic relations in Siam/Thailand. My homemade tool that searches for Danish Dannebrog recipients in 9 biographical tomes, 3 State- & Court calendars and 1 Who's Who couldn't flush him out though, but court employees often fly under the radar in these 'self-promotional' sources.
  5. Great find! It looks like she wore it around the neck (or maybe from a bow that has now become untied)? I assume this was not a multi-class award?
  6. I doubt such analysis has been done since awarding the medal did not distinguish between military and non-military recipients. At this time (late 19th century and onwards) the medal was mainly used as a medal for lifesaving, so naval personnel would probably be heavily represented since drowning was one of the main perils. So unless the full list of recipients shows up, we will probably never know.
  7. "Please be aware that Captain Hogspear's warehouse and stock can have a country-house aroma" Geez.. this lot smells of manure, but it's not because of the country house... 🙄 Note how the link to Reuters that should prove the provenance neither contains any photos nor any real description of the medals. Around the same time (2007) another lot of 'Saddam's medals" was for sale (by his chauffeur, I believe). Among them a knight cross of Danish Order of Dannebrog. Apart from the fact that Saddam was never awarded any class of Dannebrog, there is no chance that any head of state woul
  8. Impressive! What's the difference between decorations no. 5 and 6?
  9. "whp" was just a typo. I guess it should have been "who"...
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