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NEW pics added - Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« on: September 28, 2016, 07:03:18 PM »


Hi guys now to be fair I never found these two items but they both were found and given to me. The mini cross I was told came from the desert during ww2, my next door neighbours husband's brother (yes it's one of those stories lol) was the soldier who found it. Her husband died and we helped her a lot and she gave me it.  I was a kid, I took it into cadets but the major could not identify it.

The second thing I am trying to ID was found believe it or not at the local dump,w hen we go up we have a rake about lol, my friend found it and gave it to me. it's hall marked and has a lovely green shamrock. I thought it was an old nurses pin, which is still kinda tied to the military.

I hope it's okay to post here.

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« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 02:30:23 PM by Greusaich »
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Re: Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 07:19:11 PM »
Be better if you put the items on a darker background as they are hard to see  :)
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Re: Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 07:26:45 PM »
Will do, I will get the camera out tomorrow and take some better pics.
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Re: Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 08:21:29 PM »
Sorry, can't help with ID but both very nice.
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Re: Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 01:17:03 AM »
Very nice,hope you get an ID.

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Re: Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 02:29:25 PM »
Better pics as requested

The stamp on the back looks like an Anchor, Lion and letter G







Now the cross I can't really make out the markings, I can only hazard a guess









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Re: NEW pics added - Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 02:47:37 PM »
The wee medal looks like a Russian Army Order of St George, with a piece missing from the middle. I've seen some online with a gold fitting similar to yours, but my work computer wont let me access them!
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Re: NEW pics added - Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 03:02:00 PM »
http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Birmingham-D.html

DGC in a shield is for Daniel George Collins. The marks represents sterling silver marked in Birmingham with the year letter for 1931 (I think).

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Re: NEW pics added - Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2016, 03:46:47 PM »
I would guess the one with the green on it is some sort of medal going by the bar above it  :)
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Re: NEW pics added - Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2016, 03:58:27 PM »
Cool thanks Ewan, I had suspected it may of had something in the middle. Very similar cross good find. The soldier was fighting the Italians so I was told, they lady thought it may of belonged to an Italian soldier as gruesome as it sounds but she couldn't say for sure.

I've got other shields with that DC mark on them. So it's a Birmingham stamp then. Any ideas what the brooch would be?
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Re: NEW pics added - Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2016, 04:09:33 PM »
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Re: NEW pics added - Mini cross ID and brooch ID please
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2016, 12:19:17 AM »
Russian order of st George

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2016, 02:00:56 PM »
Very interesting Grant. What can you tell me about the colour configurations? I assume they all have certain meanings?
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