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  • #14021
    Christophe
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    Ed,

    You are prefectly right !! And, as we usually and all here say : documentation first, may it be books or online…

    Today, even a rookie collector can find correct documentation online, in OMSA website or anywhere else. Just 2 or 3 clicks needed… Not a lot…

    Ch.

    #14022
    ed_haynes
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    While books are better, there are sites like this one. Books will last more or less forever and online sources won’t. And some online sources may have shorter life-expectancies than we expect.

    :(

    #14023
    Christophe
    Participant

    I have to say I difficultly understand people collecting items without having knowledge of what they collect… :(

    History related items need good documentation (books, etc…), and as such are different from Coca Cola or Star War items, even if I’m sure there exist good documentation for thoses collections…

    Ch.

    #14024
    Christophe
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    An interesting and un-released mix… : the French colonial order of the Royal Order of Cambodia (1864) to which has been added a dragon from the Order of the Dragon of Annam (1886)…

    Ch.

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    #14025
    Christophe
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    And one more for the road !!!!

    Displayed as :

    "EXTREMELY SCARCE
    1914 – 1918
    French WW1 Croix de GUERRE
    WITHDIAMONDS

    Rarest version covered in genuine synthetic Diamonds, the Palm leaf is Gold Plated with imbedded Diamonds.
    The cross is the original that was awarded, then altered by a French Jeweler, privately made by the recipient at great costs, all the Diamonds are professionally fitted. He had to want to reproduce the Croix de Guerre by Marshal Foch who is at the Museum of the Legion of Honour in PARIS. "

    The "genuine synthetic Diamonds" are top valued for this cross…

    Ch.

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    #14026
    Frank Dutil
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    Anybody that falls for this deserves to be parted from his money…

    I especially like the "genuine synthetic diamonds"! Dang near choked laughing!

    I really wish we had a French word for "DUH"!!!

    #14027
    ed_haynes
    Participant

    What does Homer Simpson say in Frankistan?

    Close enough?

    #14028
    felix
    Member

    He says something like PTOH ! (Not sure for the Quebec version who is not the same).

    #14029
    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    In Quebec… He says "DOH!" same as in English.

    But one must understand the subtle differences between "DOH" and "DUH"…

    DOH = you figured out for yourself that you’re an idiot…

    DUH = other people kindly point out the fact…
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    #14030
    ed_haynes
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    True, but this sort of cross-cultural translation is always difficult, usually impossible.

    And, yes, I posit "The Simpsons" and the US as representing "culture".

    #14031
    Christophe
    Participant

    Promotion to the status of President…

    Ch.

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    #14032
    Christophe
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    Interesting to see a 1939-1940 cross with this fantasy ribbon (made for wear as a ribbon bar only…).

    Ch.

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    #14033
    Frank Dutil
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    Promotion to the status of President…

    "President of the Croix de Guerre!" Wow… What an honor!

    Does it come with a dunce cap? Perhaps a pistol with a single bullet for the buyer to increase the average IQ of the planet?

    #14707
    Christophe
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    Seen by fellow collectors on another website than eBay :

    Sold as a "Combatant Cross upgraded by a jeweller for a general"… :mrgreen:

    I like the precision settlement of the red stone…

    Ch.

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    #14708
    Christophe
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    Closer…

    Ch.

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