Civil Merit Medal

Introduction: When Emperor Franz Joseph assumed the throne in Austria one of his earliest acts was to establish the Civil Merit Medal to be awarded to those who performed outstanding civil service and or had made a special civil contribution to the empire. This decoration would quickly

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Unfair Business

Most collectors are familiar with the so called:”Zimmermann hord” that surfaced during the 1990th. While moving debris in order to clean up the property of the former factory, medals and badges were found in the rubble of the grounds. Astonishingly, not only burned and melted badges and

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