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  • in reply to: Canadian WWI Gold Medal #35717

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Kevin – I have sent you an email.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Mecklenburg Schwerin Griffin Order #34653

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Posted on behalf of Frank Draskovic:

    Hello Gents, Please have a look at this Knight’s Badge of the Mecklenburg Schwerin Griffin Order (obv and rev scans at 800dpi). I bought this at OMSA a half dozen or so years ago, but I’ve just looked closely at it today and compared details to Nimmergut’s listing, his no. 1679 in vol. 2.

    My piece measures 46.5mm high x 43mm wide and weighs 13.7 grams. Nimmergut says Knights are 49mm x 49mm and the weight as 20.2 grams. He seems not to include the pie shaped suspension in his measurements! If his 49mm size is correct, isn’t it unusual that a Knight would be larger than the Knight with Crown (his no. 1678) which he quotes as 44mm x 44mm, not including the size of the crown?

    Other than the size and weight, what bothers me about my piece is the pebbling within the pie shape suspension. It does not actually consist of raised dots as pebbling should be, but rather like irregular, somewhat circular, broken raised lines. If other members who are specialists in German Imperial Orders would have a look and comment, I’d be most appreciative.

    Many thanks, Frank D.

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    in reply to: OMSA Convention discussions #33167

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Yes Graham – but I’m still to received detailed information about the hotel, hopefully it will be available soon.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: JOMSA Issue Index? #29982

    sirius
    Keymaster

    I uploaded the two index files we have, covering JOMSA 1950-2010. One is by country, the other by author. They can be accessed at the members JOMSA Archive access page. Hope this helps.

    Cheers, -Peter

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  sirius.
    in reply to: Russian award documents #29568

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Dick Flory can help you, I’m sure.

    Cheers,   -Peter

    in reply to: New Blogging Feature on the Website #28944

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Ed – did you not read my reply to you on FB? Where you asked the same question.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Software Update starting 1/18/16 #27051

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Graeme, There is no button per-se, but on the right you can see ‘Recent Replies’ listed, and you can click those and go to the particular thread.

    Cheers, -Peter
    OMSA Director

    in reply to: Welcome! Please introduce yourselves. #27042

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Yes – good to have you onboard Rick.

    Cheers, -Peter
    OMSA Director

    in reply to: Software Update starting 1/18/16 #26941

    sirius
    Keymaster

    As John said – he beat me to it, at the moment it’s limited to ‘administrators’ – basically to prevent spamming. We will be appointing a dedicated Image DB administrator soon, who can receive images and post them. The current DB have many duplicate images, and many of poor quality, and there will be some editing needed as well – to bring order into the way they are displayed as thumbnails among other things.

    On the Forum, most images have been restored, but some are regrettably still missing. These are images that were uploaded with names using ‘strange’ characters like & | etc. If you spot any please bring it to our attention, sending the URL (and possibly the post #), and we will attempt to fix them. Many thanks for your help.

    Cheers, -Peter
    OMSA Director

    in reply to: Software Update starting 1/18/16 #26889

    sirius
    Keymaster

    The move to the WordPress powered website is now complete, we hope you will like it. It will provide a much better integration of the main website, image DB, Forum, and provide various Blogs as well. Currently, there is a problem with attachments to many Forum posts not showing up, this is being worked at, and should be fixed in a day or so. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Death of John Tamplin #17378

    sirius
    Keymaster

    A true giant in medal collecting, always a Gentleman and good friend, willing to share his vast knowledge. He will be sorely missed. RIP John.

    -Peter

    in reply to: Great War Medal Collector Vol 2 #17357

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Clyde,
    No, I don’t – but I think Phil Mussell (Medal News and Yearbook), sells it and ships relatively inexpensively to the US. Try:
    tokenpublishing.com – or email Phil directly, he may give you a discount :-).

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: EARLY VICTORIAN ENGLISH ALBERT MEDAL WANTED #17180

    sirius
    Keymaster

    Hi Bill,
    You do not have to use "The Salesroom". Spink has online-bidding available at no charge. Also as a Canadian you do not have to pay British VAT. No way around the commission I’m afraid, but you could probably wire the money for about US$30-40, cheaper than using a credit card. Just a thought. Good luck with it.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: EARLY VICTORIAN ENGLISH ALBERT MEDAL WANTED #17178

    sirius
    Keymaster

    One in the next Spink sale (lot 3).

    https://www.spink.com/auction.aspx?id=14002

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Medals listed in troop ship newspapers #17142

    sirius
    Keymaster

    What exactly is the problem? We are here to help. Uploads are easy – maybe it’s the size of your attachment. Please let either John or I know.

    Cheers, -Peter

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