Beau Newman

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  1. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Anhalt and Sachsen Alt   

    They are the merit medals of the Anhalt Order of Albert the Bear and The Saxe-Ernestine Order for Altenburg (Type of 1871-1891).  Nice to find them in the cases. 
  2. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Princely Hohenzollern House Order- which grade?   

    The Princely Hohenzollern grades were a bit different than the usual setup.  The pinback cross, usually an Officer's Cross in many orders, is actually the 1st Class for this Order.  It grades below the Grand Cross but above the Commander's Cross.  It was awarded 561 times from 1852 to 1965.
  3. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Medal bar opinions   

    Just a comment - The 1870 bar combination is a bit unusual as the large units that were at Orleans were not at Weissenburg.  It could be a staff officer or someone in a position that called for him to move around between units but, it is a bit of a red flag.
  4. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Moltke medal bar   

    Here is the silver Thaler.  It was issued in fairly large numbers but, did not seem to see much actual circulation as most examples are in nice condition.  Many made it into jewelry.


  5. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Moltke medal bar   

    Both a commemorative Thaler (KM 488) in silver and a medal on ribbon (OEK 1855) in gilt bronze were issued in 1861.  The obverses were the same basic design.
  6. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Oficer's Cross, with swords, of the Oldenburg Order Of Peter Frederick Ludwig   

    FWIW, my understanding is that the only wartime jeweler for these was Bernard Knauer. They used the mark "B. KNAUER" up to the early '20's, usually on the underside of the pin. The mark was changed to simply "KNAUER" sometime in the early '20's. Although marks can easily be reproduced, I understand that pieces marked only "KNAUER" without the "B" are, at best, 1920's or 1930's replacements.
  7. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Medal bar id   

    The Saxon Long Service Medal was for enlisted personnel only, if I'm not mistaken. So, this guy was probably a old time NCO that received a field commission during the war.
  8. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Napoleonic Era Awards Of All German States   

    Raising this old topic, I recently got this pair as part of a larger lot. I thought I would get your opinions. They are the Frankfurt Medal for 1814 (est. in 1846) and the Frankfurt Medal for 1815 (est. in 1816). Both are beautifully struck and are the correct weight. Any opinions would be appreciated as I haven't seen enough of these to develop a good feel yet.


  9. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Medal Bar with wrong Baden award?   

    The Baden medal was probably awarded for service in China so, the period is correct.
  10. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Which House Order of the Wendish Crown is Rarer?   

    He gives a recipient list that shows, by my count, 16 Silver and 5 gold between 1914 and 1918.
  11. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: St. Stanislas - Swords or No Swords?   

    Wow! - That was a lot of work - much appreciated. I will keep my eye out for a 3rd Class Order w/o swords.

    Thanks again.
  12. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: St. Stanislas - Swords or No Swords?   

    A few years back, I picked up the mounted Pre-1905 Bavarian MVO Knight paired with a Stanislas ribbon. I would eventually like to complete the pair but, I have a question. I assume that this was probably a Bavarian military officer serving in some kind of diplomatic capacity in the 1880-1900 time frame. On the Stanislas, did swords indicate a wartime award or simply that the recipient was in the military? In the case of a foreign recipient, under what circumstances would swords be appropriate?

    Any feedback would be appreciated.



  13. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Show your minis   

    There's not much out there that's not in German. If you can locate the 4 volume Nimmergut set (very expensive however) each grade is pictured.
  14. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: RAO4 u. KO3 Medal bar   

    No wear on the ribbons, even at the ends of the bar and a mix of campaign bar styles make it look to be a recently put together group to me.
  15. Beau Newman added a post in a topic: Which House Order of the Wendish Crown is Rarer?   

    The book by Peter Ohm-Hieronymussen shows the numbers for Strelitz as 56 for the Gold Cross and 71 for the Silver Cross for all years between 1864 and 1918.

    Lugvigsen's book only gives the 1914 to 1918 numbers for Schwerin as 23 Gold and 21 Silver with no breakdown by grade for the 50 years prior. However, I think that it is safe to assume that the total for all years would be in the hundreds for Schwerin.

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