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Strange star of Ethiopia - help

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Hi, i've been watching a star of Ethiopia on ebay these past couple of days, i've never seen one with a loop like that, anyone know the manufacturer? 

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Hi,

Looking at the connection between the crown and the star and the lock on the ribbon, I would say made in London by Mappin & Webb.

Cheers

Sampo

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Thanks a lot for the reply Sampo , i've never seen one with that before but somehow i was thinking the same

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Hi Stefi88,

You are welcome, they produced this medal only for a short period, just before WW2 1935-1939.

Cheers

Sampo

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i was curious bcause i know Bertnand made them as well, i've seen both Bertnand and Mappin pieces but never with this suspension, also i have not seen a fake before so i do not think it is a fake, but for instance i will attach a picture of a mappin and webb piece, it looks different...

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Hi,

This is indeed a curious one. If it is not a Mapin and Webb, and it is definitely not an Arthus Bertrand or a Sedavjan, which one is it then? Maybe we should look into a Italian manufacturer?

Cheers

Cyril

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this is why i posted it here, i would really be surprised to hear it is a fake, as no other has surfaced, if it is mappin and webb, maybe a first type? and i wouldn't think Italians would be making it due to the occupation... maybe a replaced suspension? although i have not seen a suspension like this, i have little literature on Ethiopian medals, any book you would recommend Cyril?

 

best regards,

 

Stefan

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Hi Stefan,

I have checked all former auction catalogs, and could not find a similar one. I know many Ethiopian medals have been made by Spink & Co during the Exile years 1936-1941 of the emperor, maybe a limited production or a proof example of Spink manufacturing? I am out of suggestions here, and unfortunately I do not know any book with these details on Ethiopian orders.

Cheers

Cyril

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Thanks a lot Cyril, ill see if i can get some more info, but thank you so much for all your help!

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