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  • in reply to: OMSA Forum not working on Firefox #14705
    sirius
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    Thanks, we’re here to help. :D Glad it worked for you.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: OMSA Forum not working on Firefox #14703
    sirius
    Keymaster

    We have many people using Firefox, with no problems. Try hitting the "Login Problems" tab at the lower navigation bar (not on the forum page) and clear your browser cookies. Then login again from the front page.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Naval Gold Medal (1795-1815) #14716
    sirius
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    In some way it was a steal, when you compare with some of the recent Small Naval Gold medal sales (all sold around the bi-centenary for Trafalgar in 2005, Hammer prices only – commission at the time about 20% extra):

    Hardy (, Trafalgar): £248,800 ~ US$398,000
    Broke (
    , Shannon vs. Chesapeake): £232,000 ~ US$371,200
    Peyton (
    , Nile): £60,000 ~ US$96,000
    Harvey (
    , Trafalgar): £79,300 ~ US$126,880
    Tyler (
    , Trafalgar): £74,600 ~ US$119,360

    Hardy and Broke in my mind rank higher than the Bligh medal, which is also clearly shown. The Bligh medal was incomplete, missing suspension, ribbon, and buckle. I don’t know if this had any influence at all, probably not. Obviously in the mind of the public the Bligh medal must rank high, but his Naval achievements for Camperdown (as well as Copenhagen 1801) are not particularly noteworthy. He was clearly a extremely skilled seaman, navigating his small vessel over 3600 nautical miles from Tahiti to TImor in 47 days, a truly exceptional undertaking. But compared to Hardy and Broke, I still think the medal pales a bit. All in all, perhaps the price was just right. Just my humble opinion, I wish I could have have any of the medals on the above list….

    Btw, the Broke medal and relics sold at Sotheby’s included a lot other items, like sliver vases, painting, and presentation swords, etc. Supposedly it all went to one US buyer who spent over £1,000,000 that day.

    Interesting stuff….

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Attempting to identify a strange medal #14692
    sirius
    Keymaster

    I don’t know how old the iPhone is, but on the recent models hitting the screen where you want focus will focus the image. Also, it’s better to be a bit away from the subject, and then using the zoom on the phone to get closer. The more recent iPhones can certainly produce better pictures, if you work at bit at it. Hope this helps.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Naval Gold Medal (1795-1815) #14689
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Evidently sold for ~US$237,000 – a decent amount for sure. :shock:

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Temporary moderator rights/access #13713
    sirius
    Keymaster

    In the future, ‘Admin’ is not a good user to send to, it’s the Web company, and may or may not be read every day. I’m sure "Doc" intended to get back to you, but he can not change these permissions. In any case, I’ve made you temporary moderator in the "Other Medal Discussions" forum. Let me know when you’re done moving the thread.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Temporary moderator rights/access #13751
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Frank,
    Who did you PM? Neither Chris, John or I have gotten anything from you today.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Naval Gold Medal (1795-1815) #13670
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Just a follow up on the previous posts. Rear Adm. William Bligh post 1812, wearing the Full Dress uniform of a Rear Adm. (or above), with his Naval Gold Medal. The artist did not get the ribbon quite right and the medal may actually have been added to the painting at a later date.
    [attachment=0]Bligh.jpg[/attachment]
    Bligh was remarkably promoted Lieut. from the rank of Master in 1781, undoubtedly because of his amazing navigation skills, more so than leadership skills. He was still a Lieut. at the time of the famous mutiny in 1789. He was promoted Commander Nov 1790 and post-Capt. a few month later. He died as a Vice Adm. 7 Dec. 1817.

    Will be interesting to see what it fetches.

    Cheers , -Peter
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    in reply to: Supporting documents #13666
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the offer – but this is a storm in a glass of water. I believe Michael now knows how to do this.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Naval Gold Medal (1795-1815) #13642
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Yes – very interesting. Unfortunately, it appears it’s incomplete – missing suspension and ribbon buckle. Try getting those as originals – pretty much impossible. Still of course of the outmost rarity. Thanks for posting.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Test mod #13641
    sirius
    Keymaster

    More testing

    in reply to: The Royal Guelphic Order (1815-1837) #13330
    sirius
    Keymaster

    The suspension on Chris’ example is different from the one Andreas has show. Is this to be expected?, maybe British vs. German manufacture? Or is one of them just not original?

    Beautiful pieces both!

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Database problem!! #13253
    sirius
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    Frank,
    It appears there was a permissions problem, so you could not access the ‘Europe – East’ section. Everyone else who looked at it was a Moderator or something else, who did not have the permissions issue, and consequently could not reproduce the problem. It should be fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Database problem!! #13249
    sirius
    Keymaster

    I disinstalled IE 7 and installed IE 8, same problem. I tried other sections and encountered no problem but Eastern Europe flattly refuses to appear in any drop down menu I use.

    Firefox was even worse, it wouldn’t even keep me logged on from one page to another.

    If Firefox is not working correctly, I think there is a problem with your system, sorry to say that. At the danger of appearing real pedestrian, I have to ask – are you using the up/down arrows in the menu to scroll to ‘Europe – East’ ? It looks something like this (may vary slightly, because this is on a Mac with Safari), but it should show the same?

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    in reply to: OMSA Website discussion #13235
    sirius
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    I’m not sure the "Thank you" button is possible within phpBB, the old Forum used Vbulletin. We’re looking at it, but I think the jury is still out on how useful it would be.

    Cheers, -Peter

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