Fan of the old, user of the new, wisher for the best of both.
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
I simply enjoy the old world styling of items, made to bee aesthetically pleasing, flamboyant in design or outrageous in appearance, yet I also enjoy the convenience of modern technology and advances made in so many areas, I long to have a harmonious blend of both in most items I wish to have.
If you belong to other collector groups which one(s) do you belong to?
I do not presently belong to other groups.
Would you be interested in moderating or co moderating a group forum in the area of collecting you specialize in?
Not at this time.
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"Actually, I would say it is a griffin, given the wings and eagle head. Other than that, I would agree with Tom in that it could just be an artist's interpretation. I too haven't seen that specific crest/emblem before, I had a…"
"After a bit of photoshop enhancing (see image below), it appears to me to be bas-relief as you mentioned. I agree that it is most likely a decorative item, rather than a functional one.
For a bit of interesting information regarding the man…"
"Well, essentially, you are right in one respect, it could be used for just about anything you can think of which can fit into it. Obviously, there would have been a rather specific use in mind from the original designer of the item. The…"
"hehe yeah I realised that, but I also figured it is also good for others to have this information.
As for your item, closest looking thing I could find is this item, a portable writing kit, which also has a D.R.G.M. mark…"
"Some information I found regarding the D.R.G.M. My apologies, it is rather lengthy, but good to know about if you have an item with this mark on it.
The acronym D.R.G.M. with or without punctuation stands for Deutsches…"
"It looks like a stamp to me, try placing the thinnest layers of ink over the textured surface and see if it is textured enough to create a stamped pattern or if just creates a cloud shaped blob. A highlighter pen often works well for testing…"
"54mm painted Napoleonic metal figure Chasseur
Chasseur A Cheval by King & Country
Napoleon's Grande Armee NA095 French Cavalry Trooper with Sword - Made by King and Country Military Miniatures…"
I just noticed the friend's request. I have started doing the URL thing and it seems to work somewhat. Before, copy and paste was very easy and I was able to get a variety of sizes so it did not take up so much room. I do not understand what happened to good old "copy and paste"? Thank you for inquiring...I guess people will have to click on the links occasionally if they really want the information they've requested.