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Virtuti Militari Thread

Article about: Hi.It's a virtuti militari thread so I'm just curious.Is that original Polish armed forces in the West virtuti with engraved 1944 date on the back? Cheers.

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    Quote by robert odulinski View Post
    Hi Tony beautiful cross, can you tell me what the dye stamp mark is i cant make it out from the picture.
    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for your comment, and my apologies for overlooking your question. The Jan Knedler VMs are one of my favorite of the privately made issues. The makers mark is I K, which is consistent on all Knedler silver crosses and badges that I have seen. I have no idea why the I is not a J, which would of course make more sense.

    It is a thick and heavy cross. Attractive design elements such as the distinctive eagle (copied by Panasiuk), split wreath and the larger ball ends coupled with Knedlers reputation for exceptional quality all result in a winning combination.



    Regards,
    Tony
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    Not a VM medal, but I thought I would add this to the thread. Any info about the recipient would be appreciated.

    Also, any pre-war engraver copies for sale out there?

    Cheers,

    B
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    Very nice document Brandon

    Regards,
    Tony
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    I do not have pplk Boleslaw Schwarzenberg-Czerny Virtuti Militari cross, it was most likely with him when he got executed in Charkow in 1940. His was # 4890 he got it as a Captain of 9PP Legionow in 1922. He was made a general in 1997. I have his ring and one picture, he is one wearing a hat with a feather in it.
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    Hi Itakdalej,

    Very nice ring. Thanks for the added bio and photo. You are fortunate to have these in your collection. Is it possible to see more pictures of the ring including some showing the engraved dedication? Do you know if the case original to the ring?

    Regards,
    Tony
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    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    No the box is not original to the ring, only a prop. I have some hi-res pictures and i will gladly send them to You, just send me your email. I am reluctant to post some of the rarer items hi-res pictures on the forum for it shows the countefitters how these things were constucted, engraved, etc. Of some of the more common badges i have no problem posting pictures for these are readily accessible anyway.
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    because I am rather light on relevant literature, do we know the maker of this VM5 ? the hallmark indicates a timescale bracket 1920-1947, is 875 silver and of Warsaw origin. I assume the SO mark indicates manufacturer/jeweller.
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    Hello PZ,

    I assure you, we are all light on relevant literature for the Virtuti Militari! S.O. is attributed to Stanisław Owczarski, maker of VMs, the Order of Poland Restored (Polonia Restituta) and others. His products are typically of a high quality, as is visible with this fine example of his craftsmanship. Do you own this cross?

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    hello Tony, thank you for the information on the maker. Indeed, in my humble opinion it is a handsome piece. Apparently though, in some quarters it is not regarded as a desirable sort, being a non-Government issue example, ie: sans number and therefore unprovenanced. Not withstanding that, coming out of the woodwork here in the UK, it is what it is and I am quite happy to own this charismatic award, TTFN

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    Quote by prosty zolnierz View Post
    . . . in some quarters it is not regarded as a desirable sort, being a non-Government issue example, ie: sans number and therefore unprovenanced. . . .
    Those quarters would be the ones bluffing you while envious that you own it. True, it is technically a 'replacement copy'. But being pre-WW2 vintage, high quality hallmarked silver and in top condition makes it a very desirable cross that is welcome in any serious collection. Its a beauty thanks for sharing.

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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