Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'uncategorised'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type

Product Groups

  • Advertisements
  • Subscriptions
  • Downloads
  • Products
  • Sale


  • Notice Board & Highlighted New Areas
  • Great Britain & Commonwealth Realms
    • Great Britain: Orders, Gallantry, Campaign Medals
    • Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & Equipment
    • Great Britain: Research, Documentation & History
    • Great Britain: Mervyn Mitton's British & Colonial Police Forces
    • Great Britain: Empire: Colonial Including South Africa & India: Awards, Militaria & History
    • Commonwealth Realms: Canada, New Zealand & Australia Medals & Militaria
  • Germany:
    • Deutsche Kaiserreich: Man spricht Denglish
    • Germany: All Eras: Signature Database
    • Germany: Iron Cross Magazine
    • Germany: All Eras: The Iron Cross
    • Germany: Imperial: The Orders, Decorations and Medals of The Imperial German States
    • Germany: Imperial: Rick (Research) Lundstrom Forum for Documentation and Photographs
    • Germany: Imperial Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Personal Equipment
    • Germany: Weimar Republic & Deutsche Freikorps
    • Germany: Third Reich: Awards, Decorations & Medals
    • Germany: Third Reich: Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Equipment
    • Germany: Third Reich: Organisational Membership Badges & Tinnies
    • Germany: Third Reich: Research, Documentation & Photographs
    • Germany: Post 1945: Bundesrepublik & DDR
  • Russia
    • Russia: Imperial
    • Russia: Soviet Orders, Medals & Decorations
    • Russia: Soviet Photographs & Documents
    • Russia: Soviet: Other Militaria
    • Russian Federation
  • European States
    • Northern European & Baltic States
    • Central & Eastern European States
    • Southern European & Balkan States
    • Austro-Hungarian Empire
    • France
    • Spain
    • Turkey
  • Rest of the World: Medals & Militaria
    • Africa
    • China
    • Republic of Cuba
    • Middle East & Arab States
    • People's Republic Mongolia
    • Japan
    • South East & East Asia
    • South Asia
    • United States of America
    • Rest of the World: Militaria & History
  • Military History by Period
    • Napoleonic Wars
    • The Great War 1914 to 1918
    • World War II 1939 to 1945
    • Modern Campaigns and Conflicts
  • Special Interest Section
    • Document Archive Support
    • Police Medals & Collectables of the World
    • Inter-Allied Victory Medals of the Great War
    • Masonic Medals & Jewels
    • Preservation & Restoration of Military Artifacts
    • Coins & Commemorative Medallions
    • Military Art
    • Non Military Collectibles & Antiques
    • Military Hardware
  • Members Area
    • Members Valuation and Identification Forum (CLOSED)


  • Chairman's Blog
  • Greg Collins' Blog
  • TacHel's Blog
  • Chris Boonzaier's Blog
  • Imperial German Artillery Regiments
  • Megan's Blog
  • lambert's Blog
  • Mervyn Mitton's Blog
  • Mervyn Mitton's Blog
  • Mervyn Mitton's Blog
  • Huck's Blog
  • An Unintentional Collector
  • christerd's Blog
  • speagle's Blog
  • speagle's Blog
  • Nightbreak's Blog
  • News From the Home Office.
  • ioway1846's Blog
  • ioway1846's Blog
  • King of Pain's Blog
  • Chris Boonzaier's Blog
  • Spaz's Blog
  • LeeSaxon's Blog
  • Brian Wolfe's Blog
  • Mervyn Mitton's Blog
  • michaeldavid's Blog
  • demir's Blog
  • AdamK's Blog
  • Michael Johnson's Blog
  • Irish Lass' Blog
  • KHussein's Blog
  • Bernhard H.Holst's Blog
  • Epididymitis Treatment
  • lindamc's Blog
  • beatyou353's Blog
  • dalestorm's Blog
  • dalestorm's Blog
  • cem's Blog
  • chrisgrv's Blog
  • Nick Hervey's Blog on Medjidie
  • Order of Medjidie request
  • michael skurnia's Blog
  • michael skurnia's Blog
  • Jeremy Turner's Blog
  • Gefolgschaft's Blog
  • Brabant's Blog
  • LukasKirsten's Blog
  • pmuehleis' Blog
  • Rockey's Blog
  • Waischwillat's Blog
  • Thomasina's Blog
  • Thomasina's Blog
  • moorosibook's Blog
  • mech (small sword)
  • Surreyroamer's Blog
  • francescosanvitale's Blog
  • In loving memory of Giuseppe Torcasio ,WW2 veteran North Africa
  • Need to ID this patch !!
  • Robert A's Blog
  • Knightfire's Blog
  • jobloggs' Blog
  • tigerslord's Blog
  • OMG63's Corner
  • cameronians' Blog
  • Bill Brady's Blog
  • Bill Brady's Blog
  • Marco's Blog
  • GerryRBaker's Blog
  • Reyes' Blog
  • ma_rie_rudz's Blog
  • Mervyn Mitton's Blog
  • Juan Pablo's Blog
  • Milzzar's Blog
  • Major_Bloodnok's Blog
  • link's Blog
  • Satsuma's Blog
  • John.Holland's Blog
  • Simpleton's Blog
  • Simpleton's Blog,
  • Technology and Military
  • Paceguy's Blog
  • cazack's Blog
  • charmainewhite's Blog
  • Smartie's Blog
  • Tüzkereszt Militaria
  • TWR's Blog
  • Artillery in the First World War
  • shanakee's Blog
  • pj_m2's Blog
  • Naqeeb's Blog
  • AlanwRichardson's Blog
  • Pat Healey's Blog
  • hammerman's Blog
  • Pollard's Blog
  • nencizu's Blog
  • nencizu's Blog
  • militarybadge's Blog
  • gg1520's Blog
  • pilon63's Blog
  • gg1507's Blog
  • Packers and movers Kota
  • Akku COMPAQ 615
  • Les domaines de travail de l'pointeur laser
  • Czéh Károly
  • Trusted & Reliable Bangalore Movers & Packers Making Relocation Trouble-free and Smooth
  • fifa 16 coins
  • Este Adidas zx flux cuenta con a fusionar colores connected con
  • Kaufen Akku Acer AS10D75
  • Picking typically the lacquer painting like a professional machine?
  • PAL NTSC Car Headrest Dvd Players With Leather Zipper Cover
  • Yahoo Technical Support Service Number
  • Los campos del uso del puntero laser importado
  • Il laser verde è una scelta efficiente
  • Resolve Gmail Problems By Taking Online Help
  • El puntero láser potente con operación continua
  • De afstand van een laserpen
  • Le développement du pointeur laser
  • NFL
  • Le condizioni di lavoro di un puntatore laser
  • The way to clear up Just how much Solar power energy You require the most
  • Email Support Number
  • What is Hot evening Dresses for evening
  • Email Help Number
  • De meting en de temperatuur van de laserpen
  • chenjie
  • Recover Yahoo Password with Technical Support Team to Regain All Accessibilities
  • Toll free 1-855-310-0101 USA Yahoo Customer Support Phone Number
  • My Favorite researched order
  • El costo de un puntero láser
  • Packers and movers in Mumbai @ http://www.shiftingexpert.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai.html
  • Ones Uppr Koreans receive designed by FIFA 17 coins
  • Get Instant Help for Juno Mail
  • Dial Customer Service Helpline for Online Tech Support
  • wholesale lingerie
  • wholesale Corsets
  • Halloween costumes wholesalers cut profits
  • Pandora jewellery is absolutely made
  • Tom
  • cheap underwear,
  • Queen sets till ringing in wholesale swimwear secret Australian shopping spree
  • tom
  • Military history of Romania
  • Want exchange on your Fire Service medals.
  • to repair or not to repair enameled orders?


There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.


  • Medals & Awards
  • Uniforms & Equipment
  • Documents
  • Books & Research

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







  1. Fashion generaly influenced uniforms and attributes! So my question is could coins like this have been predecessors fo tinnies and/ or medals. It is a silver 1795, 3 gulden coin having a cloth pin attached to it. To me a political statement was send out by the person wearing it, stating being in favor of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands ...
  2. While cleaning out some boxes in the loft, in preparation for some maintenance, I came across one containing some bits and pieces picked up over the years and almost forgotten…. Armbands.. Of the many armbands produced in Germany during the TR period for political/civilian organizations, armed forces and foreign allies….here are a few examples found in the box. If any member has armbands in their collection and can post them, perhaps we could end up with a database of the full range. 1st up... SS Member's Armband.
  3. I Just bought A Thai Order of the Crown; Commander's - Type 1 maker marked J.W. BENSON Ltd 25, Old Bond St. London W from website but it made from copper I'm not sure it fake of not please help me identify of this medals Best regards Jack
  4. Hello readers. The former Brigadier-Chef Czeslaw Kopanczyk , later decorated with the Legion d'Honneur and the Medaille Militaire joined the French Foreign Legion in 1950 and retired in 1964 to reside in the Legion retirement facility of Puyloubier. He lost his life during the large wildfire of 28 August, 1989 which ravaged that area. Some readers who have read posts of mine related to the conflict in Indochina during the 1951 to 1954 time span may have come across the name of then Brigadier (Corporal ) Kopanczyk. This writer served with him from 1951 to 1953 and again from 1954 to 1956 in an amphibious unit of the !.REC ( 1. Foreign Cavalry Regiment ) in Tonkin, North Vietnam and after the French evacuation of that portion of Vietnam, in the southern part. He was usually called Cesar since that was easier to pronounce than was Czeslaw. I first met Cesar after formation of the mounted infantry company of which I was a member of the Headquarters Platoon and he was assigned to the 8..Escadron equipped with amphibious "Weasel" vehicles. He held the rank of Brigadier ( Corporal) after graduation from a tough course in North Africa for potential candidates to hold that rank. For some reason we stuck together and he told me of his unhappiness in his present unit. He had requested transfers on several occasions but always unsuccessfully. He now resorted to the ultimate solution of relinquishing his two rank stripes which action would automatically result in a transfer. He was transferred to my company with the grade of Legionnaire de 1.classe but employed in more responsible duties. He regained his old rank very soon. His position in the 1. Platoon as an assistant squad leader did not place him very close to me, as radio operator to the company commander when on operations but we still found time together. The photos below show him after the January, 1953 combat of Phung Thon, 7.January, 1953 inspecting recovered weaponry and other items: The last picture wearing the white kepi unfortunately does not show his face. European person on the right -most is this writer. Picture shows 1.Platoon with utmost left the company sergeant-major and leader 1.Platoon, Marechal des Logis-Major Tabournel; next, in left file Marechal des Logis Ossenbrink, squad leader 1. Squad and behind him with just his face showing is Brigadier Kopanczyk. This writer's return for second tour of duty in Vietnam brought me back to my old outfit and at the request of M.d.L.-Major Tabournel was assigned to his platoon as squad leader of 1.Squad with Brig. Kopanczyk leader of 3. Squad. We were glad to be together again and closer than before. This slip is the roster of evening duties' assignment written by Brig. Kopanczyk for the 1.Platoon. Patrol in town of Nam Dinh and guard post giving names and arms etc. The next section of this narrative will continue with observations and reflections as well as some additional photos. Bernhard H. Holst once in the ranks of the 1.REC in Vietnam
  5. Hi, Does anyone have any pics, from all eras, of the Iron Cross being worn in Civvie clothing?
  6. Hello Gentlemen, recently I got a soapbox with ..... Regards Andreas
  7. I have been helping to sell Rick Lundstrom's collection and will have a portion of his ribbon bar collection at the SOS in Louisville. Many of the bars that Rick used for his ribbon bar article on this forum will be available. I will be at a table with Stephen Previtera of Winidore.
  8. Dear Gentlemen, I came across this Turkish naval dagger and wonder if it is authentic. I'm suspicious since engraved decoration on the scabbard is missing according to pictures I found in couple of books and internet. Can anyone help on identifying this? Thank you in advance!
  9. Hi I am wondering if anyone can help out on this. After the Easter Rising in Dublin 1916. Fourteen men where shot at dawn in Kilmainham Goal from the 3rd of May till the 12th of May. Now here is the question, I know of two of them where shot sitting down, and with the lack of a post for the remainder to be tied to, would they all have been shot sitting on a crate or chair. any help with this would be great
  10. Guys, Not sure where to put this so here it is. Sadly no ordance markings present so not sure from which parts it has been made. Quite unusual though, I have not seen any before. Jock
  11. Guys, You see bundles of these for sale unused mostly, this is my first used one! Jock
  12. some people where curious regarding the pic I ame using as avatar,just recently, here is some more information that could very well be a complement to the pic.....http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/ger ... tearmy.htmenjoy|<ris
  13. Hello Gentlemen, since many years I´ve got this bar in my collection. Now my question is it possible to get a name on it ? Iron Cross 2. Class Centenarmedaille Bavarian Military Merit Order 4. Class with Swords Saxsonian Albrechtsorden 1. Class with Swords Hanseatenkreuz Lübeck Hanseatenkreuz Hamburg Prussian Long Service Cross 25 Years for Officers Flandernkreuz
  14. Over the past few months our S.A. TV has started to show two weekly programmes on the activities of the British Police. One is called "Police Interceptors" and the other "Traffic Cops " . I am not sure how old they are - probably about two years. However, you may still be getting them in the UK and in other Countries ? "Interceptors" deals with high speed BMW's attached to most British County Police. The ones I am watching are showing Lincolnshire Police and how they use these vehicles for high profile and in dealing with crime. The other series "Traffic Cops" has similar vehicles and again, moves to different Counties - they are currently in Bedford. There has been no mention of the Metropolitan Police - they may not be involved ? Personally, I think the 'realty' style of the programmes is causing the Police to act for the cameras. However, I think this is something we can all talk about - even our collegues from overseas who haven't seen the programmes. Mainly though, I would like UK current and retired - to tell us what you think of the programmes -- of the vehicles -- of the attitudes generated -- and if you think it is an addiitional deterrent to crime ? Also, do you think it a good idea for any Police Force to expose it's men and methods so publicly. I hope all our members will feel free to comment - and also, tell us about any specific programmes in your Country . Mervyn
  15. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/12/france-wins-second-battle-of-waterloo-after-commemoration-coin-dropped
  16. I have a small collection of tobacco pots that represent very nice figures. They are Victorian periode pottery's and made in Germany. There is one I would like in particular and that is Stanley. Not at any price! One was recently offered to me at 250€ with a small chip, I turned it down and it wasn't for the chip! They generaly sufferd damages, so that is no problem to me. The price is! cheers |<ris http://www.kodner.com/catalogue/012914/images/view.asp?id=01093-019&desc=192++-+++Early+20th+Century+German+Pottery+Figural+Henry+M.+Stanley+Covered+Tobacco+Jar.+Stanley+was+the+British+American+explorer+of+central+Africa,+famous+for+his+rescue+of+the+Scottish+missionary+and+explorer+David+Livingstone+and+for+his+discoveries+in+and+development+of+the+Congo+region.+He+was+knighted+in+1899.+Illegible+Incised+Maker%27s+Mark+to+Underside.+Inscribed+Henry+M.+Stanley+to+Base.+Minor+Chips+Otherwise+Good+Condition.+Measures+12-3/4+Inches+Tall+and+5-1/2+Inches+Wide.+Shipping+$54.00+(estimate+$150-$250)
  17. Hello readers. After discharge from the French military hospital Roques in Saigon because of a severe case of dysentery and awaiting transport back to North Africa I was transferred to the Centre Thevenet. This center was an annex of the military hospital Medecin General Roques and provided recovery from severe illnesses or wounds prior to return to the home garrison areas, in my case the French Foreign Legion's North African garrisons in Algeria or Morocco. Since hostilities had ended the year before only those recovering from illnesses were inhabitants of the facility. The director of the center was a nun belonging to the Saint Vincent de Paul order. She must have been of Spanish origin which I believe her accent revealed. She was assisted by a small number of Vietnamese novice nuns ( if that is a correct description ), some kitchen help and a French Army aspirant, M Morvan who handled administrative matters. BTW the only one with that rank I encountered on active duty. The director knew every man in her care, either by name or a very fitting description. She handled every hot meal distribution by handing out the food items herself. The food in my memory was the absolute best ever had while in Vietnam. She was very concerned that nobody skipped meals and had a knack to register those who were absent from meals. And who in his right mind would spend money eating out when the best was to have free of charge? The now nameless sister was the recipient of the French Legion of Honor. I had occasion to see her once wearing it when she received a high ranking officer at the gate ( photo enclosed, unfortunately not revealing the wear which was beautiful to see on the white clothing ( habit?) This is a very late acknowledgement and thanks to a dedicated person in the service of the church with which I was never associated otherwise. I believe the facilities of St. Vincent de Paul in what was Saigon are no longer owned by the church or the order. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_02_2015/post-351-0-03392100-1424531511.jpg http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_02_2015/post-351-0-90352800-1424531553.jpg Liberal leaves of absence were granted but I made it a point to be present for meals having lost too much weight. Bernhard H. Holst
  18. Start off with a Feldwebel from the Grenadier-Regiment Graf Kleist von Nollendorf (1. Westpreußisches) Nr.6 Medals - Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen; 1870/71 Medal; 1897 Zentenarmedaille; Dienstauszeichnung
  19. Good evening gents! This just arrived, and I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me is it a mail sack or some other kind of sack? Can anyone tell me what the letters mean or stand for? I was guessing the letter H was for Heer? With these sacks, and I've seen others with different years on them, is there a front and a rear? Thanks again!
  20. Gentlemen, Can anyone translate this word for me please? Thank you P
  21. Gentlemen, Not a book recommendation but a request for assistance. Does anyone have a copy of The Complete Blue Max by Kevin Brazier? If so I would appreciate a PM. I would like to check something in relation to two of the Pour le Mérite recipients that should be mentioned in the book. Many thanks Pierce
  22. Guys, I am sure these must be quite hard to find just because of what they are made from? A lady visited my wifes shop in Bergen and stated she had a few of these left, found in the cellars of the old slaughter house when they bought it, she went on to tell me there were 100s of these but luckily she has converted them all into plant holders and sold them over the years? These are all that she could find still intact. There must be some quite attractive plant holders out there! I did see evidence of them all around her property, gutted!
  • Create New...