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Posted: March 22, 2006 03:13 pm
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Oh, that's interesting for ME!
The dealer said it was given to him by an expert collector of romanian awards as you see on the pictures, and I thought that it is given during ww1 - but now...
So I have read correctly that this combination isn't right? Is it a fake?

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Carol I
Posted: March 22, 2006 03:16 pm
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QUOTE (crusader @ Mar 22 2006, 04:13 PM)
So I have read correctly that this combination isn't right? Is it a fake?

Not quite. As I said before, it could be that it was an authentic WWI award of a new badge (King Ferdinand I) for which a case with the old cipher (King Carol I) has been used. I was only wondering if my reasoning is correct.
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Carol I
Posted: March 31, 2006 10:11 pm
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I have stumbled upon a description of a badge of the Order of the Crown mentioning multiple markings: "KF", "A" and Diana head. Do you have any idea about who was the manufacturer?
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Posted: April 01, 2006 12:09 am
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The Diana head was the French hallmark for silver, so maybe the manufacturer was Kretly.
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Carol I
Posted: April 01, 2006 11:14 am
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QUOTE (dragos03 @ Apr 1 2006, 01:09 AM)
The Diana head was the French hallmark for silver, so maybe the manufacturer was Kretly.

I did a little search on the net and it appears that Diana's head was also the Austrian mark for silver. Furthermore, the letter "A" appeared on silver items manufactured in Vienna. So the badge could equally well be Austrian. Do you know any Austrian maker with the initials "K.F."?
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Posted: April 01, 2006 11:37 am
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Posted: April 01, 2006 02:11 pm
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QUOTE (Carol I @ Mar 31 2006, 04:11 PM)
I have stumbled upon a description of a badge of the Order of the Crown mentioning multiple markings: "KF", "A" and Diana head. Do you have any idea about who was the manufacturer?

Karl Fischmeister, Vienna used the mark K.F., 1880's-1903 and is said by Court Jewelers of the World to have manufactured the Order of the Crown. He also subcontracted work for Resch.
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Posted: April 01, 2006 10:31 pm
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Thanks Cuza.
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Posted: April 23, 2006 03:05 pm
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Another manufacturer was Artus Bertrand, Paris.
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Carol I
Posted: April 23, 2006 10:07 pm
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Does anyone know of a jeweller using the mark "AF"? Look in Hallmarks on Romanian orders for more details.
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Posted: June 23, 2006 03:17 pm
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Here is an Order of the Crown (GC) made by Lemaitre. It belongs to the Belgian Royal Military Museum.

(IMG:http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6404/ocgclemaitre6405gs.jpg)
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Carol I
Posted: June 23, 2006 03:30 pm
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QUOTE (dragos03 @ Jun 23 2006, 04:17 PM)
Here is an Order of the Crown (GC) made by Lemaitre. It belongs to the Belgian Royal Military Museum.

(IMG:http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6404/ocgclemaitre6405gs.th.jpg)

It appears indeed to share some of the characteristics of the other Lemaitre badges posted earlier on this forum.

QUOTE (Cuza @ May 7 2006, 03:40 PM)
(IMG:http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/3562/crownmed7go.th.jpg)
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