4 Apr 2008

SHOW & TELL FRIDAY


More Show & Tell participants are at our host Kelly


As you maybe know I am living in Waterloo near Brussels the famous battle field of Napoleon.
And as a good Waterloo citizen I have a few items concerning this battle.



This is one of the very rare medals which Napoleon gave to his soldiers who shared the exile with him in St. Helena. I lent it already several times to the Wellington Museum in Waterloo. Apparently there are only about 160 of these medals remaining in the whole world.






Mr. Gattino of course has the whole battle with the French, German, Dutch, and British soldiers.

17 comments:

jientje said...

That's a lovely collection, and so appropriate to the place you live!
I did not know you could borrow items at a museum?

Mar said...

Your cleaning lady surely loves Mr Gattino's collection!

Jeanette said...

Wow what a great collection history in the making.
and a medal to be proud of.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh wow....Gattina, my hubby BUD would give his eye teeth for Mr. Gattino's soldier collection!!!! [He's a Napoleon addict...has all the books written about him. Well, not all, but dozens and dozens!]

My Show n Tell is bargains I got this week. Do drop by and say hi!!

Happy Friday, Happy weekend.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh my gosh! Dennis would be SO jealous of that collection! WOW!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Such an interesting collection! Viva la France!

Gina

Penless Thoughts said...

WOW!!! Those are fabulous.
Susan

Kindra said...

It's so wonderful that you can own such a rare medal. Thanks for sharing!

Irishcoda said...

What a lovely collection of soldiers! I enjoyed your Show and Tell today :)

nannykim said...

Now that is an awesome show and tell--one of your best evers!! (so much more interesting than, shall I say, cats ;-)). I think it is fascinating!

nannykim said...

oh , ps --love your wallpaper--the sides of your blog--the flowers are so cheerful!

Cookie Sunshine said...

This is something! You have quite a great collection. Thanks for sharing it today.

I hope you are doing well. I have not participated in several weeks. I am delighted that I did today. It's fun to see what you have shared.

Hugs,
Cookie

Kelli said...

That is a very neat treasure, Gattina! I love your soldier collection too!
~Kelli

MammyT said...

That must be an interesting place to live. Thanks for sharing your treasures. I had to put on my sunglasses for your new blog design. :) I really like it. It looks great.
Nancy

The Apron Queen said...

No cats?! That's OK. Love your collection.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Jewelgirl said...

Hi Gattina, the 1821 Napoleon
medal is really awesome!!!!
It is a very valuable treasure,
of course it documents the Napoleonic War. WOW!

Cookie said...

Hi Gattina,

You've been very quiet lately. I hope all is well.

Cookie