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francophile50

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  1. Hey, Theodor. I think I remember you from years ago. Didn't your wife ask you why you bought such things? If you are the same person who was on the now defunt Military Collectors Forum , you had quite a collection and had been collecting Bulgarian stuff for years. It's nice to hear from you again. I hope all is well and you still have your amazing collection. Scott
  2. I saw this auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/International-Unknown-Badge-/350430217608?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item519744c588 and thought it was similar to the teardrop patches of the nany. Scott
  3. Thanks Hunyadi. I bought it on a whim not knowing what size it was from the son of the officer who owned it. It was his backup uniform. He was burried in his best uniform with all his medals and full ceremony. His son came acrossed this uniform when he was clearing out his fathers old clothes years later. I got the tunic breeches and belt for less than $100. The hat which is an enlisted soldiers hat dated 1944 was three times the price. When I got the uniform I was amazed to find that it fit me and I'm no small guy either. Of all the uniforms I own it is my favorite. I think it is the most bea
  4. Wow! Peter if that was your Grandfather's uniform all I can say is what a great man he must have been. Thanks for sharing. Scott
  5. So Scott - does this mean we all have more competition for Hungarian Militaria!??
  6. Thanks Paul. I just wish I knew more about it. It is quite attractive.
  7. I already know of the Combatleadership award but not the other. Scott
  8. I asked my friend and he hold me: "The text on this badge is written in Slav (possibly in Czech language) and it referencing two Hungarian (until the end of WW1) cities, namely Szekelyudvarhely and Mihalyszallas.I think this badge was issued as some sort of an acknowledgement of participation in a Transylvania (Hungarians call it Erdely) campaign. It is possible that the Hungarian Government issued it to Czech officers who supported the Hungarian causes in that campaign."
  9. I haven't a clue as to what these were for. Does anyone here? Scott http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=260746017599&si=OF6e2bIA%252BkTnApYFJL3s7DXRs7E%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT Hungarian WWII medal (helmet shield, riffle and sword) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=270714188477&si=OF6e2bIA%252BkTnApYFJL3s7DXRs7E%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT WWII Hungarian medal Sword and shield
  10. Thanks Guys. It makes sense that these are dug up. In pretty good shape for being unearthed. I just thought they looked a little ruff and eMedals has a few negative posts so I was just wondering. Scott
  11. Not that I want to purchase these. I already own both versions but I wasn't sure if they made them in this low quality before or are they now getting around to faking these medals. Scott http://cgi.ebay.com/Hungary-WWII-Two-Medals-/260642265441?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item3caf7d5961
  12. I want to put up a display for Hungary. I just met someone close to me that has a connection. I also am friends with an ex cold war Hungarian Airforce soldier. So the prices are fair? Good to know. Thank you for letting me know. I have all the campaign medals but would like some other differint ones too. I have an standing invitation to visit Budapest and a cabin close by. Maybe if I go you can let me know of some military places of interest to visit. Thanks again, Scott
  13. Hunyadi, Thanks for the reply. Now I know. BTW what do you think is a fair price for these? Sincerely, Scott
  14. Thank you Uwe. I kinda thought it looked Belgian. BTW is there a place where one can ask to identify insignia when they don't know the nationality? Scott
  15. I have come acrossed this insignia in multiple auctions. Many think it is Belgian. If so can anyone tell from what branch and date? Scott
  16. Dear Sir, What is the distinction of the silver sword? Sincerely, Scott
  17. If I may ask any of the well informed here that wish to reply, What is the difference between the Order of Vite’z with a bronze/gold sword anf that of a silver sword? Is it a case of 2nd class and 1st class? I have also seem some without a sword. Is that a non-combat version? Scott
  18. This article was sent to me recently and translated from French: Napoleon and telecommunications (Article of QUENNEVAT Jean-Claude) Postal service under the Empire the air telegraph under the Empire transmissions in the Large Army The constant territorial expansion of the French Empire could only make increasingly acute for Napoleon the problem of the transmission as fast and as easy as possible of any written message of an end to the other of Europe. Here, as in good of other fields, we will see the Emperor making as well as possible with the still antiquated means of the previous century,
  19. I am creating a Imperial couriers uniform.This would have been from around 1807.There was a badge created that is displayed on a line drawing from Herbert Knotel.The drawing doesn't show definition,just placement of the badge.Can anyone recommend how I can research this badge?I need a picture or even just a description of it.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks,Sincerely Scott
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