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Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

Article about: Gday all, Wondering what you blokes think of this one. Low numbered star but I'm not sure if it's a good one?The screw pin thread is stripped so the backing plate must not be original I woul

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    Default Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

    Gday all,
    Wondering what you blokes think of this one.
    Low numbered star but I'm not sure if it's a good one?The screw pin thread is stripped so the backing plate must not be original I would assume.
    Any opinions would be great

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    Sorry these are the only images I can supply.
    Cheers fella's
    Dave

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    Default re: Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

    I think it's been renumbered on the back Dave. I don't like the wear pattern on the back plus i think its been cleaned. I also thought the screw post arrangement was different for these early awards as well but don't take my word for that

    Cheers
    Jason

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    Default re: Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

    No, it's not the real deal. It seems to be a late-war Red Star (possibly MZPP?) with the reverse sandblasted, fake screwpost base added (possibly even the entire screwpost) and fake serial number applied.

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    Default re: Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

    Ive just compare it to my high number award and yours seems to be missing some detail on the writing to the reverse also the enemal seems very dull. Although im just comparing the two.

    cheers

    rory

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    Default re: Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

    Have a look at this page Dave and the two previous, it may help I.D. your piece.

    The History of the Order of the Red Star, by Michael Riley

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Default re: Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

    Ruined a perfectly good MZPP variation for the sake of greed, sigh. . .

    Here is what the number, screw post, and mint mark should look like. . .
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    Default re: Low numbered Order of the Red Star: 22803

    Thanks fella's for your opinions and comparisons,appreciated as always.Cheers also for the link Ned most useful.
    I will steer clear of this one.
    Thanks again Fellas
    All the best
    Dave

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