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  1. Hello, following are belgian recipients of White Lion 4th class: Name Date of birth Date of award Remark ANSPACH, Paul 1882 2.3.1939 chairman (Fédération Internationale 'Escrime ) ANTOINE, Léon 1865 18.2.1927 journalist in St. Vith CARRON, Marcel 1892 20.10.1923 captain commandant DEFRAITÉUR, Raoul Laurent 1895 31.7.1935 staff captain of general staff Alexandre Gaspard DELCOURT, Félicien Francois 1889 20.10.1932 chairman of exibition comitee of Ghislain International exibition of catolic Press Bruxelles 1930 DETAILLE, René Georges 1898 17.10.1947 editor of Le Soir DIEPENRYKS, Pierre Jean 1896 1.12.1934 major FORGEUR, Edgar Marie 1877 30.6.1932 Commissioner of the Department of Constantin Electricity at the exhibition in Liege FRAIKIN, Joseph 1873 31.8.1927 bank director in Liége ISERENTANT, E. L. F. 1888 20.10.1923 captain commandant IWEINS DE WAVRANS, Gaston 1885 20.10.1923 Deputy Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs LEURQUIN, Raimond Jean 1885 26.9.1933 Deputy Director of Ministry of Foreign Affairs LIÉGEOIS, Camille 1876 30.6.1932 General director Ministry of Science and the Arts LOCHT, Alphonse 1885 30.7.1934 Legation Secretary of the Belgian Embassy in Prague LOICQ, Paul Léon Eugen 1888 12.2.1938 Chairman of the International Canadian Hockey League PARMENTIER, William Arthur ? 7.6.1934 captain, member of the Belgian king mission to Czechoslovakia for the purpose notification of the king's ascension to the throne RADIGUES DE 1889 31.8.1927 Deputy Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs CHENNEVIERE, Charles Marie Guillaume de REISDORFF, Achille Jean 1889 16.1.1931 Honorary Chairman of the International Federation of Veterans – FIDAC REYNDERS, Francois Jean 1876 18.2.1937 President of the International Journalism Léopold Union RODHAIN, Marie Joseph 1877 5.12.1936 Director of Maritime Companies RUZETTE, Etienne de 1894 20.10.1923 Legation Secretary in Bruges SILVAERTS, Charles 1888 31.12.1936 ltcolonel of the Health Service SMETS, Jean Joseph 1873 26.10.1936 Deputy Director of the Ministry of Justice SNOY D´OPPUERS, Jean- 1907 28.11.1936 Baron, Director of the Ministry of Charles Economic Affairs SNOY, Robert M. G. 1879 2.2.1928 Baron, Managing Director of the International Sleep wagons Company in Paris SUETENS, Maximilien Richard 1891 31.8.1927 General Director of the Ministry of Léon Marie Foreign Affairs VAN BAERLEM, Adolphe 1885 20.10.1923 deputy director Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jacques VAN CUTSEM, R. 1890 20.10.1923 captain, commandant VAN DER LINDEN, Fred 1883 27.4.1937 Journalist, member of the Belgian Colonial Council, former cabinet Chief of General Governor of Belgian Congo VANDERLINDEN, Ernest 1886 27.6.1928 a banker in Luxembourg, a former Czechoslovak honorary consul WERNER, Robert 1895 24.11.1928 honorary consul of Czechoslovakia in Antwerp, trader I hope this will help to identify the officer. Jan
  2. Hello, the White Lion has different widths of colour strips. But it is quite possible that the officer was not able to obtain the correct ribbon and his medal dealer used similar one. If you know the name of the officer I would check if he was awarded by White Lion. Reghards Jan
  3. Hello, I understand, that so called Pilot -Cosmonaut badge is not an official badge but a privately made badge to make profit. Can you clarify? Regards
  4. Hello, according to an article published two years ago by Central military archives Prague, it was first produced 500 pieces of the medal and shortly after another 300 pieces. There is no difference between both emmisions. From documents available it is clear, that no further medals were produced. Till June 2nd 1949 596 pieces was awarded. It is quite probale, that some medals were awarded later. Regards Jan See: http://www.vuapraha.cz/sites/default/files/documents/rocenka_vha_2014.pdf
  5. Hello, ČSR means Československá Republika (Czechoslovak Republic), not socialist. This was an official abbreviation of the country since 1918. I have never seen such a badge before but it seems to be so called patriotic badge, I estimate from WW2 era, when different exile organisations were issuing them in big quantities. The name of the country was changed 1961 on Československá Socialistická Republika (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic), abbrevation ČSSR. In the years 1990 - 1992 the name was changed on Česká a Slovenská Federativní Republika, abbrevation ČSFR. Since 1992 the name is Česká Republika (Czech Republic), abbrevation ČR. All these abbrevations are used on medals. Regards Jan
  6. Hello, CSR means Czechoslovak Republic, not socialist. This was an official abbreviation of the country since 1918. I have never seen such a badge before but it seems to be so called patriotic badge, I estimate from WW2 era, when different exile organisations were issuing them in big quantities. Regards Jan
  7. Hello, I have a small collection of Greek ODM. All pieces have different lenghts of ribbons. Does anybody know, if there is some regulation what should be the ribbon lenght? Regards Jan
  8. Hello, the weight of my star is 112 grams. regards Jan By the way, can you tell us who is the buyer to beware?
  9. Hi, these medals are quite common, cheap. Have a look on ebay. Regards Jan
  10. Hello guys, can someone tell me, if these medals are originals or not? And what would be their price? Regards Jan
  11. Hello Alex, nothing wrong. It is an original piece. Regards Jan
  12. Thanks, I will try them. Somebody else?
  13. Hello guys, I have decided to improve my small Greek collection. Can you advice some Greek dealers? Thanks. Jan
  14. Thank you very much guys
  15. Hello friends, one dealer is offering me two Chinese (?) orders. They are nice, I like them but I dont have any knowledge about this area. So I would highly appreciate replies on my following questions: what is it what are the correct ribbons, is it possible to buy them what mean the inscriptions on orders originals or fakes fair price Thanks Jan
  16. You are right Owain, normal simple envolope is not sufficient for such a heavy book. But I wanted to show the size and the number of post stamps. Jan
  17. Hello, I have finally received the book. Unfortunately I can not read Arabic but most probaly there is not too much informations inside. Quality of pictures is poor, but I'm glad I have it, because there are several medals included that I never seen elsewhere. I do not write this post here to tell you that I have also bought the book, but to show you the envelope in which it came. Regards Jan
  18. Hello Daniel, the corect name is Order of Labor( no red). Your piece is from period of 1961 - 1989. Totaly 8 870 pieces were awarded. Before 1961 when the design was altered (ČSSR instead of ČSR) 1 531 pices were awarded. It is a question, whether orders with old symbols were used after 1961 or not. After the fall of communist régime some 1 600 unawarded pieces remained in the Presidential office and were sold in a public auction. If you give me the number of order(I am not able to read it from your picture) I will give you the name of receipent. This order is common and sells at some USD 70,-. More details you can find here. http://www.vyznamenani.net/?page_id=31 Regards Jan
  19. Hello Paul, the Order of February 25, 1948 has been awarded once in 1949 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the communist takeover , mostly to members of the police and high party officials. Only very rarely it was awarded later. The order was managed by the Interior Ministry. After the fall of the comunist regime in 1990, one local dealer managed to obtain unawarded specimens, blank diplomas and a list of awarded persons.I kept the list in my hands but I failed to buy it. To my surprise the list contained all details, ie. date, name, merits etc. but not the class of the order. So nobody knows how many stars of 1st class was awarded. The dealer was selling them for low prices. The first class at USD 100, -, what was more than the average monthly salary here, the bronze medal at USD 3,50 and a silver at USD 7, -. I have bought five stars and ten medals of each. However, the stars of the first class are rare, they are sold in auctions at USD 1 000,-. The bigest local dealer, Aurea Numismatika, is offering the star at USD 1 150,- , see http://www.numismatika.info/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=4503&category_id=36&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=81 Unfortunately I am not able to give you more details. Regards Jan
  20. Hello, can anybody give some details? Thanks
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