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  1. It is definitely a Belgian society that still existed in 2000 (https://www.senate.be/www/?MIval=/publications/viewTBlokDoc&DATUM='11/07/2000'&ID=33558367&TYP=combull&LANG=nl), although no web site nor information about medals for members.
  2. Thank you very much for your reply! Don't know if there is a manufacture's mark on the top point of the star at the back, in the ball suspension? Details of the green graving on the anvers is very nice. Best regards, GM1
  3. Dear Owain, Thank you very much for your information! The chain has medals going from 1936 to 1960's, There is no evidence that confirms it as Syrian, just by design and the drawing on the star. I haven't found any other medal that seems similar, so the local (Spanish) manufacture can be the explanation why it is so different. The Syrian Order of Merit was founded in 1953, correct? (I'm not an expert) This means it couldn't be awared by the Vichy, right? Best regards, GM1
  4. Hi! I have this Syrian Order of Merit miniature in a chain of a Spanish diplomat. Any idea why the ribbon is different and the medal is missing some of the elements? Thanks in advance, Best regards, GM1
  5. Hi Guy, I suppose that one is the European Community Monitoring Medal (This medal was awarded for 21 days service between July 27th 1991 and June 30th 1993 in and around the Former Yugoslavia, http://www.servicecomm.co.uk/catalogue.php?product=609&productID=european-community-monitoring-mission-medal), while the other one is the mentioned ICFY medal. Both have the same ribbon and appearance. Best regards, GM1
  6. Here are some interesting papers on a Belgian soldier that died in Corea. There is a letter from the Corps Commander to the parents (with picture), a diploma awarding posthumous the Commemorative Medal for Foreign Theatres with Coree-Korea bar, a diploma awarding the War Volunteer Medal and a diploma awarding posthumous the Knight Cross of the Leopold II Order with Palm, the War Cross 1940 with Palm and the Medal for War Volunteer-Fighter. Best regards, GM1
  7. Ch. fr. means Chevrons de Front, the frontlines earned by the soldiers during the war. (first frontline after 1 year service, then 1 per six months). Maximum of frontlines is 8. Best regards, GM1
  8. ​ Just in case someone offers you this medal, it has been stolen from my collection during post handling in France. Thank you for your co-operation. GM1
  9. You're right Bill, it seems like the same suspension... although with a better finishing. I recall having seen such a suspension some years ago, but I can't remember the webpage... Thanks a lot! GM1
  10. A new belgian Victory medal in my collection. There is NO Paul Dubois marking and look to the special suspension... Any idea which variant it could be? Best regards, GM1
  11. Excellent! I'm looking forward to buy it! Congratulations GM1
  12. Indeed, additional inscription is: "Edouard Dierickx - 16/12/69 A.M.R. - RECONNAISSANCE" Any idea what A.M.R. could mean? Thanks GM1
  13. Thanks a lot, Jef!!! Very greatful for the information! Regards GM1
  14. Thanks a lot for the information! So it's Belgian. The date on it is 1969, so it could be a commemorative medal from a wounded WW1 soldiers organisation? Best regards, GM1
  15. Hi there! Can anyone help me with the identification of this medal? It's presumably an unofficial one. Is it Belgian? Or French? French inscription: "je sourirai quand même" on the front, "les plus grands mutiles et invalides de guerre - reconnaissance" on the back, with the engraved name of the recipient and a date 16-12-69. Best regards, GM1
  16. A Belgian Deportees ´Cross 1914-1918, framed with its diploma (bilingual). Best regards, GM1
  17. Hi VC89, Thank you so much for your answer. I believe that with respect to the black emailed bars, they are smaller than the one for the mothers' whose son died. On the Conmmemorative Medal they are used to indicate Prisioners of War status, one bar for every 6 months. Any one else has an opinion? Best regards, GM1
  18. Thanks for the additional information!! Best regards, GM1
  19. This decoration was instituted in 1856, while the civic decorations in 1867. According to Borné, only 1143 Crosses and 917 medals were awarded to the army and the guard-civique. Best Regards, GM1
  20. A picture of the Vice-Governor General Costermans, appointed by King Leopold II on November 20th 1903. Decorations he is wearing: 1. Officer in the Royal Order of the Lion 2. Knight in the Order of Leopold (military version) 3. Knight in the Ordre National de la Légion d'honneur 4. Knight in the Order of the African Star 5. Servicestar with 4 bars. Cheers! GM1
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