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Patiala (Indian Princely state) - Malawi

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These are the classic Japanese orders (both established in 1888):

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And these are the current Turkish orders (since 2013):

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The modern Turkish designers seem to be deeply inspired by the old Japanese school:

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A little bit unexpected intercultural exchange, hmm?:D

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The badge of the guards units (initially established in the Soviet Union in 1942).

1st row: USSR - modern Russia (three types)

2nd row: Belarus - Kazakhstan - Tajikistan (the National guard and the football club)

3rd row: Russian-sponsored unrecognized "republics" (Transnistria, Donetsk, Abkhazia) - communist Cuba

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Gentlemen, several pages ago I posted this pair:

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I thought the star on the right was the decoration of the Sultanat Kathiri (South Arabia). But I was wrong. It turned out to be just a carnival German decoration.

Ok, that star isn't from Kathiri - but maybe this one is?

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Can somebody help to identify this decoration? Because Emedals couldn't))

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Hi taras,

it is not a carnival decoration, it is a Schlaraffia decoration.

See the logo in the middle:

http://www.infrundsbergsmauern.de/index.php?id=7

I'm sure, that the decoration from eMedals has the same base, with an added handcraft (in German: Bastelarbeit), to "upvalue" the Schlaraffia decoration to an arabic decoration.

Uwe

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Hi taras,

the piece on the right is not from the Sultanat Kathiri.

It is a decoration from the German society "Schlaraffia".

See the central crest:

http://www.infrundsbergsmauern.de/index.php?id=7

Uwe

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Hi Uwe,

Thank for your explanation. But I am still confused by the Arabic inscription on the crescent (of course if it is really Arabic). To be honest I can't see any direct connection between the German society and the Arabic script and symbolism.

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Hi taras,

it is from the first Schlaraffia-Reych Praga, and it is named "Orden vom Stern des Hadramauth".

The members of the Schlaraffia had and have fancy names, fancy titles and fancy decorations.

You want an example?:

Schlaraffia name: Mono-Fex der Quimo-Tropische

possible decorations: Haus-Orden, Devast-Medaille

some (not all!) titles: Humanistischer Freistil-Fechser, Herzog von Itabira, Student der Frau Wirtin an der Lahn, Ritter der weissen Orchidee, Caballero de la Pampa, Fürstlich Höllensteinscher Hofpoet

I'm not willing or able, to translate all that!

Schlaraffen want to have fun, "...with a pledge of friendship, art and humor."

Uwe

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From XX to XXI century: The Reload.

Hungary, Kingdom -> Republic: Order of Merit

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Bulgaria, Kingdom -> Republic: Order of Civil Merit

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Serbia, Kingdom -> Republic: Order of White Eagle

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Czechoslovakia -> Czech Republic: Order of White Lion

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Romania, Kingdom -> Republic: Order of Star

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First France. Then Niger. And finally Russia.

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(On the right - "For the contribution to the international cooperation", the decoration awarded by the russian ministry of foreign affairs)

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Russian Federation - unrecognized "Donetsk people's republic", #2

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And let me introduce the official bird of "DPR".

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Its biological name is still unknown to me, but the anatomy never fails to impress: two heads but no legs:o

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On 22.04.2016 at 20:00, taras said:

Soviet Union, Medal "XX Years of Red Army" (1938) - Burkina Faso, Order "Red Star of Revolution" (1985-19 87)

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Not twins - but triplets:rolleyes:ussr - burkina faso - albania.jpg

(on the right - Albanian communist medal "Red star")

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