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  • in reply to: Unknown cross #15705
    paul wood
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    Jeff most interesting,
    I have just looked up about the Metaxas EON movement and It seems certain that that’s what the badge is, I suspect, given the Greek post war political situation, that they are quite scarce.

    Paul

    in reply to: Unknown cross #15685
    paul wood
    Participant

    Jeff,

    Probably stating the obvious but it is certainly Italian and probably 1930’s or 40’s and almost certainly some kind of Fascist party
    member’s award.

    All the best,

    Paul

    paul wood
    Participant

    I have read (and re-read) this work. It is an absolute must have whether you are interested in Great War awards of the Ottoman Empire or her allies. It is well and thoroughly researched and clearly explains the various manufacturers and varieties of the award as well as clear illustrations of many of the clasp on the Liyakat medal. If you haven’t got a copy, get one.

    All the best,

    Paul

    paul wood
    Participant

    Yours is the silver-gilt award for 30 or 40 years (the 40 years has a rosette on the ribbon).

    All the best,

    Paul

    in reply to: eBay – Stupidity…? Simple error? #15468
    paul wood
    Participant

    If that’s genuine then I am Pope Nicholas XXV

    All the best,

    Paul

    in reply to: Attachment for African Service Medal? #15438
    paul wood
    Participant

    I went on the DNW auction archive site and used the search phrase protea.

    Try that and see if you have more luck.

    Paul

    in reply to: The Wonderful Five #15405
    paul wood
    Participant

    Thank you very much for showing these stars. For modern issues they are of surprisingly good quality and it is nice to see that each campaign is individually cited rather than the British catch all OSM. Nice to see Polish troops getting the recognition they deserve.

    Paul

    in reply to: Japanese influence on Chinese Warlord Medals #15356
    paul wood
    Participant

    According to a collector of Chinese awards the plain-backed early striped Tigers were manufactured by the Osaka mint.

    Paul

    in reply to: Russian Imperial Medal, Nicholas II "For Zeal" #15353
    paul wood
    Participant

    Without images it is impossible to tell what is a copy or a civil war issue. Many semi-official variants were issued during the civil war also "Gorki Park market" later fakes were manufactured.

    Images would be very helpful and I will try to give an opinion.

    Paul

    in reply to: Attachment for African Service Medal? #15352
    paul wood
    Participant

    DNW Auction Archive 4th Dec 2008 lot 780, illustration shows and example of the King Protea Flower on the Africa Service medal as part of an MC group.

    Hope this helps,

    Enjoy

    Paul

    in reply to: Japanese influence on Chinese Warlord Medals #15351
    paul wood
    Participant

    If my memory serves me well some Chinese republican pieces were produced at the Japanese mint.

    Paul

    in reply to: Excellent resource on Warlord awards #15350
    paul wood
    Participant

    Gavin,

    A large number of the pieces are from ANS3 sold by M&E in 2007.

    Paul

    in reply to: Order of the Dutch Lion #15325
    paul wood
    Participant

    Jeff,

    It’s definitely a boar’s head and a crab is quite possible (though it is strange that there is a double guarantee mark). My guess as to date is late 19th century (certainly prior to 1905).

    All the best,

    Paul

    in reply to: Siam WWI Victory Medal – Any Opinions? #15311
    paul wood
    Participant

    I still think a Lazlo type 1 Brazil with engraver’s name would top the price list (the type 2 turns up).

    Paul

    in reply to: Siam WWI Victory Medal – Any Opinions? #15303
    paul wood
    Participant

    The Laslo Repro type 2.

    This was made by Earnst Blass.

    Q: Does anyone know where and when Blass made these ?

    Dave

    The late lamented master forger Ernst Blass had a number of workshops in the Kathmandu area which produced his masterpieces around the 1970s-80’s.

    Interestingly his library is coming up for sale with Andreas Thies, some fantastic books he certainly studied his subject well so as to make his masterpieces convincing.

    All the best,

    Paul

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