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My Gallipoli Star (War Medal) Collection


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Hello ,

8 stars from my collection.

A BB.CO with the Gallipoli Badge on the ribbon.

A BB.CO , with the custom made silver marked Crescent and Star on the ribbon.

Also An Austrian Made "*" 81 mm diameter , the huge one !

And the others ...

Regards,

Avsar Ibar

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Nice, very,very nice. :jumping:

The Austrian 81mm piece-was that a senior officer/government officials award?

Do you have any attributed pieces?

What is the campaign bar?

Also, top left star...is that a wartime Ottoman issued piece?

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Nice, very,very nice. :jumping:

The Austrian 81mm piece-was that a senior officer/government officials award?

Do you have any attributed pieces?

What is the campaign bar?

Also, top left star...is that a wartime Ottoman issued piece?

Dear Ulsterman ,

Thank you. As there is not to much information about the 81 mm Oversized Stars ,

but what we know is ; they were only used by the high degree officers who carried flags

in the war. We call them "Sancaktar" , very , very low quantity made.

The campaign bar is " 1915 Gallipoli War Badge" , It is written in Ottoman Language "Canakkale".

Yeah , you are right the one on the top left is Ottoman Issued piece.

Regards,

Avsar Ibar

PS: Sorry for my poor English but I dont understand exactly what you mean by ;

"Do you have any attributed pieces?"

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Attributed" means medals you KNOW were THE awards given to a specific person on a specific date: e.g. "Star awarded to Sergeant Iskar on August 12, 1917."

:)

Ok , thanks I understood.

I have many such a kind of pieces , 1st , 2nd , 3th , 4th 5th classes of all Medjidie Orders with their

own Berats , Liyakats , Independence War Medals with own documents ,

If you ask about Austria , I have a Lifesaving Medal given to one of the Austrian Consulate's in Istanbul in 1903

by II.nd Abdulhamid.

Below you can see it's picture;

Regards,

Avsar Ibar

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Avsar,

Very nice selection of stars. Could you possible post a picture of the back of the 81 mm diameter piece?

Thanks

Rich

Dear Rich ,

Thank you very much , as soon as I will shoot it , I will post the reverse picture.

Regards,

Avsar Ibar

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The Great Mystery--for us-- is WHO "B.B. & Co." was-- and WHERE they made those stars.

I have always thought since 90 percent of the German recipients of the War Medal got a B.B. & Co star and yet the pin is like nothing German, it must have been a company in Constantinople making these during the war.

Many of us have been hunting for years to find some sort of advertisement for them during the war, or to find a CLEAR photograph taken during the war with one.

So many of the German-made stars are from the prosperous 1920s or uniform-crazy 1930s that it is impossible to guess who made different types. The only German-made variety we can identify comes from the January 1939 Steinhauer & L?ck catalog.

This particular star was awarded by a Turkish Lieutenant Colonel to a German hospital orderly in Nablus in 1917. It is only alloy metal, but excellent dark red enamel. I think it might be an Arabic mark on the cylinder holding the pin, but it is illegible:

Have you ever seen this type as Turkish-made?

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Mr.Avsar ,

Great Collection !!! , As I can understand you have a shop ,

are you selling those items ?

I am interested to buy,

Thanks

Ruby

Dear Ruby,

Thank you very much for your interest , yes I have a

Jewellery Medals and Orders shop in Istanbul - GrandBazaar.

I am also a collector of Ottoman Orders and Medals.

If you interest with Ottoman orders and medals

I have many for sale , please contact me from;

info@avsaribar.com

Sincere Regards

Avsar Ibar

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...and quite a web site it is too!

I am impressed. May we have a quick look at the Iron cross, Hindenburg cross, Sanyai medal with bar trio ?

Do you know who had that bar (Kod: 18) ?

It is very interesting. It appears to be a Turkish made bar, but the Hindenburg cross is most unusual.

Do you know my cyberfriend Erureten Metin?

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Dear Ulsterman ,

Unfortunately , I can not to read all , only some scripts.

Yes I have a few other Gallipoli Stars with own documents ,

I will post their pictures tomorrow. ( Commander in Chief Of Ottoman

Empire Enver Pasha Signed)

Dear Sambolini ,

Thanks for your nice words , I have some Ottoman German

Bars , I will post their pictures too , Till today I sold many ...

I wish I could keep their pictures...

And Dear Rick ,

Many Years we are also can not prove that BB.CO is in Germany.

But I bealive it BB.CO is a German Company also located

in Germany , if you ask me why , What I can say is ,

As we know War medal created in 1915 and Mustafa Kemal

Ataturk makes the Alphabet reform at The 1 November 1928

Till 1928 , all the medals , orders and badges which MADE in

Turkey has the Ottoman script on them. (I mean if they have any...)

(For example , there are many examples of the Medjidie Orders

which doesnt have any kind of Mint Mark but even has a small

stet mark on their reverse.)

Anyway what I observed and bealive is , only the Ottoman Orders and

medals which made in foreign countries such as Halley and

La Foyalle in Paris , has the Latin Scripts on them.

BB.CO is also made in Germany , many people says in Berlin...

It could be Private Company which was just doing for our Goverment

War Medals .

The Star which you post the pictures is also Foreign made one ,

that is on it is definetely NOT an Arabic mark.

1915 and those years we were in a very hard conditions ,

I can say you that the only Turkish made Stars are the

ones which was plain lacquared ones.

Sincere Regards,

Avsar Ibar

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Hello ,

Below I am pasting you a picture of a Gallipoli Star with it's own document ,

given to a Lieutenant Sevket Efendi , (Mulazim-i Sani Sevket Efendi) at 1917.

He was served in the Iraq Frontline , it is also written on the document.

As you know at the 7 November 1914 , British Forces came to Iraq and at

1915 Turkish army make a battle with the British army whose commander

was Genaral Townshend.

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