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  1. Notice Board & Highlighted New Areas

    1. New Classified Sales Section

      For the sale and swap of militaria

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  2. Great Britain & Commonwealth Realms

    1. Great Britain: Orders, Gallantry, Campaign Medals

      For Discussions on all aspects of British Civic Orders, Gallantry Awards, Military Campaign Medals, Long Service and Jubilee Medals (not specifically covered in Colonial or Commonwealth Sections) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain

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    2. Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & Equipment

      For Discussions relating to all aspects of British Militaria including: Swords, Firearms, Badges, Insignia, Uniforms, Headgear, & Equipment.

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    3. Great Britain: Research, Documentation & History

      For topics relating to researched medal groups, research of British/Colonial servicemen & women or items of historical military interest.

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    4. Great Britain: Mervyn Mitton's British & Colonial Police Forces

      Forum dedicated to the memory of Mervyn Mitton relating to the history of the British Police & Fire Services. It includes the many Colonial Police Forces of the Empire & Commonwealth.

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    5. Great Britain: Empire: Colonial Including South Africa & India: Awards, Militaria & History

      Medals, Awards, Badges, Research, Militaria and History of the Empire to include wars & campaigns in colonies that were part of the British Empire such as South Africa India & Hong Kong

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    6. Commonwealth Realms: Canada, New Zealand & Australia Medals & Militaria

      For discussions relating to Medals, Awards, Uniform, Equipment & History of Canada, New Zealand & Australia

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  3. Germany:

    1. Deutsche Kaiserreich: Man spricht Denglish

      Deutsch sprechendes Forum. Während aller Zeiträume der deutschen Militärgeschichte.

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    2. Germany: All Eras: Signature Database

      Post images of signatures that you own so we can start a comprehensive database of German official signatures from all eras.

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    3. Germany: All Eras: The Iron Cross

      All Classes of Iron Cross awarded 1815 to 1945

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    4. Germany: Imperial: The Orders, Decorations and Medals of The Imperial German States

      This section if for comprehensive discussion on the Awards and Decorations of the Imperial German States.

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    5. Germany: Imperial: Rick (Research) Lundstrom Forum for Documentation and Photographs

      Forum established in memory of Rick (Research) Lundstrom 1956-2013 : Imperial German historical research, documentation and photographs

      23,143
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    6. Germany: Imperial Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Personal Equipment

      Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, & Personal Equipment.

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    7. Germany: Weimar Republic & Deutsche Freikorps

      Militaria & History of the Deutsches Reich 1919 to 1933

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    9. Germany: Third Reich: Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Equipment

      Third Reich Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, Belt Buckles & Personal Equipment.

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    11. Germany: Third Reich: Research, Documentation & Photographs

      Historical research, documenation and photographs

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    12. Germany: Post 1945: Bundesrepublik & DDR

      West Germany BDR, East Germany DDR & Reunification Bundesrepublik

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  4. Russia

    1. Russia: Imperial

      For all Militaria, Medals & Decorations relating to the Imperial Russian Court

      7,285
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    2. Russia: Soviet Orders, Medals & Decorations

      For all Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to the United Soviet Socialist Republic Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (CCCP)

      34,808
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    3. Russia: Soviet: Other Militaria

      For all Militaria, Uniforms, Headgear & Equipment relating to the Soviet Union.

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    4. Russian Federation

      For all Militaria, Medals & Decorations relating to the Russian Federation

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  5. European States

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    4. Austro-Hungarian Empire

      For all Militaria, Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to Austria-Hungary 1867 to 1918

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    5. France

      For discussions on the Awards & Militaria of the French Empires, Republics and Colonies

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    6. Spain

      For all Militaria, Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to Spain including the Spanish Civil War.

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    7. Turkey

      For all posts relating to Turkish Militaria & History

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  6. Rest of the World: Medals & Militaria

    1. Africa

      Awards and Medals of the African Nations. Medals directly relating to Colonial Powers should be posted in the relevant country i.e. Great Britain or France etc

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    2. China

      Medals and Militaria of Imperial, Nationalist and Communist Peoples Republic of China

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    3. Republic of Cuba

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the República de Cuba

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    4. Middle East & Arab States

      For all Awards & Militaria relating to the Middle East & Arab States

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    5. People's Republic Mongolia

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the Бугд Найрамдах Монгол Ард Улс (Mongolian People's Republic).

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    6. Japan

      For discussions relating to Militaria, Orders, Medals Decorations of Japan

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    7. South East & East Asia

      For discussions on the Militaria, Awards & Decorations of Vietnam, Korea & other South East Asian Countries.

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    8. South Asia

      For all Awards & Militaria relating to South Asian Republics including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar/Burma, India & Pakistan.

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    9. United States of America

      For discussions relating to Militaria, Orders, Medals Decorations and Military History of the United States of America.

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    10. Rest of the World: Militaria & History

      Discusions on Militaria from around the world, not already covered in main categories.

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  7. Military History by Period

    1. Napoleonic Wars

      For discussion on all aspects of the period between 1750-1815 including the Seven Years War, American War of Independence, Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812.

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    2. The Great War 1914 to 1918

      For discussions relating to the military history of The Great War.

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    3. World War II 1939 to 1945

      For discussions relating to the history of The Second World War.

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    4. Modern Campaigns and Conflicts

      For discussions relating to Post WWII Conflict and War. Including Korea, Vietnam, Malaya, Oman, The Balkans and Northern Ireland. It includes current ongoing Conflicts and War Zones. i.e. Iraq & Afghanastan.

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  8. Special Interest Section

    1. Document Archive Support

      Discussion links to articles and files uploaded

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    3. Inter-Allied Victory Medals of the Great War

      Victory Medals of the allied countries of World War I

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    4. Masonic Medals & Jewels

      For discussions relating to Masonic Medals & Jewels.

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    5. Preservation & Restoration of Military Artifacts

      Need to know the correct way to preserve or restore items in your collection. Look no further.

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    6. Coins & Commemorative Medallions

      This section is for the subject of MILITARY related coins and medallions.

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    7. Military Art

      Discussions for the artistic amongst us. Covers paintings, drawing, photography and modelling.

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    8. Non Military Collectibles & Antiques

      What else do you collect?

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  9. Members Area

    1. Members Valuation and Identification Forum (CLOSED)

      This AREA is now closed. POST ALL QUERIES in relevant section .

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    • My late dear friend Rick's obsession with the HOLY LADY encourages me to share the attached image in tribute.    A ‘recent discovery’ yields even more spectacular deviant insignia ramifications for this unique honor.  No, not Georgien Orden der Heiligen Tamara, Bruststern 1.Klasse in übergroßer Ausführung für Generäle!!  Certainly much more likely, Czar Ferdinand himself commissioned this example!!   The star body design itself tells the story.      
    • Hungarian Lanwdwehr infantry ,around 1895  1900
    • I read on another forum about the rooster in the pentagon and the poster alluded to a Roman Numeral next to the rooster indicative to the content. Here's the image:  We can see a Roman Numeral 'II', basically to the left of the rooster's butt, and what might be a Latin Numeral '2' up top.  And here's the poster's comments: " the Rooster (depending on which roman number, it will denote the grade of silver, in this case II with Pentagon shape is .800 silver , depending on the time period the shape of the pentagon can be a square, and roman numbers can denote different meaning."
    • Even on the Fiedgray uniform? This strap looks like a slip on for the 1907/10 but I may be wrong.   its a very nice strap...
    • Here is a break-down for the Ritterkreuz of the Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden. The ILR is at the top of the list. After that, the regular and reserve infantry regiments, as well as Jäger, are pretty mixed.  It's a bit surprising that only 2 of 140 awards went to Landwehr infantry regiments. Infanterie/Jäger (140)
      Sonstiges u. höhere Stäbe (57)
      Feldartillerie (25)
      Fliegertruppe (11)
      Kavallerie (7)
      Fußartillerie (4)
      Kaiserliche Marine (4)
      Pioniere (4)
      Nachrichtentruppe (1) Infanterie/Jäger (in order of number of awards)
      11 - ILR
      8 - 3.b.IR
      7 - 4.b.IR
      6 - 1.b.IR
      5 - b.RIR 18
      4 - 11.b.IR
      4 - b.RIR 1
      4 - b.RIR 12
      4 - b.RIR 2
      4 - b.RJB 1
      3 - 16.b.IR
      3 - 18.b.IR
      3 - 2.b.JB
      3 - 10.b.IR
      3 - 24.b.IR
      3 - b.RIR 10
      3 - b.RIR 13
      3 - b.RIR 5
      2 - 1.b.JB
      2 - 17.b.IR
      2 - 19.b.IR
      2 - 22.b.IR
      2 - 23.b.IR
      2 - 6.b.IR
      2 - 9.b.IR
      2 - b.RIR 15
      2 - b.RIR 20
      2 - b.RIR 21
      2 - b.RIR 22
      2 - b.RIR 23
      2 - b.RIR 3
      2 - b.RIR 6
      2 - b.RIR 7
      2 - b.RIR 8
      2 - JägR 3
      1 - 13.b.IR
      1 - 15.b.IR
      1 - 2.b.IR
      1 - 20.b.IR
      1 - 21.b.IR
      1 - 26.b.IR
      1 - 27.b.IR
      1 - 31.b.IR
      1 - 32.b.IR
      1 - 5.b.IR
      1 - 7.b.IR
      1 - 8.b.IR
      1 - b.BrigEB 5
      1 - b.JägR 1
      1 - b.LIR 1
      1 - b.LIR 2
      1 - b.RadfBtl
      1 - b.RIR 11
      1 - b.RIR 16
      1 - b.RIR 17
      1 - b.RIR 19
      1 - b.RIR 4 Infanterie/Jäger (in regimental order)
      ILR (11)
      1.b.IR (6)
      2.b.IR (1)
      3.b.IR (8)
      4.b.IR (7)
      5.b.IR (1)
      6.b.IR (2)
      7.b.IR (1)
      8.b.IR (1)
      9.b.IR (2)
      10.b.IR (3)
      11.b.IR (4)
      13.b.IR (1)
      15.b.IR (1)
      16.b.IR (3)
      17.b.IR (2)
      18.b.IR (3)
      19.b.IR (2)
      20.b.IR (1)
      21.b.IR (1)
      22.b.IR (2)
      23.b.IR (2)
      24.b.IR (3)
      26.b.IR (1)
      27.b.IR (1)
      31.b.IR (1)
      32.b.IR (1)
      b.LIR 1 (1)
      b.LIR 2 (1)
      b.RIR 1 (4)
      b.RIR 2 (4)
      b.RIR 3 (2)
      b.RIR 4 (1)
      b.RIR 5 (3)
      b.RIR 6 (2)
      b.RIR 7 (2)
      b.RIR 8 (2)
      b.RIR 10 (3)
      b.RIR 11 (1)
      b.RIR 12 (4)
      b.RIR 13 (3)
      b.RIR 15 (2)
      b.RIR 16 (1)
      b.RIR 17 (1)
      b.RIR 18 (5)
      b.RIR 19 (1)
      b.RIR 20 (2)
      b.RIR 21 (2)
      b.RIR 22 (2)
      b.RIR 23 (2)
      b.BrigEB 5 (1)
      1.b.JB (2)
      2.b.JB (3)
      b.RJB 1 (4)
      b.JägR 1 (1)
      JägR 3 (2)
      b.RadfBtl 3 (1) I should also add that Lt.d.R. Joseph Ritter v. Steiner of the b.3.IR received the Kommandeurkreuz as well, albeit posthumously. This was the only award of that class to an officer below division-level, and the only award of that class other than that to Oberstlt.i.G. Hans Ritter v. Hemmer to an officer below the rank of general/admiral.  
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