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  2. Do you have any information about the buckle on the horse's head? zoom Another one
  3. Dear 1812 ouverture, I do not know who this is, but I do not see any award on his medalbar which predates WW1. A pretty interesting combination of awards. An iron cross, followed by a Hessian medal for bravery, a Waldeck-Pyrmont Verdienstkreuz, Friedrichsorden, Lübeck Hanseatenkreuz, Austrian MVK and some other awards. The combination of the medalbar is probably not unique (I think) but with this rare chinese order we might yet find it who this is. We know for sure that he served in WW2 and that he was decorated (KVK1). This already helps with the identification. Kind regards, Laurentius P.S. I now see that he has a Waldeck-Pyrmont Verdienstkreuz 3rd class with swords, it is possible he had the 4th class without swords, which was updated during the war.
  4. 'Name erased' medals are out there, though not as common for the first war as for earlier periods, I would have thought. I have picked up a few loose singles as place holders for groups myself. Back when I had the $ to collect, I had a group of 6 to an Indian Viceroy's Commissioned Officer [senior warrant officer] collected in Indai for the silver, so that the two non-silver gongs had been tossed away.
  5. Dear Greyc, there were plenty officers, but also NCO's and sometimes (but rarely) even regular soldiers with more than one 'steckkreuz'. Although most recipients of multiple of these steckkreuzes only wore one at the time, you can sometimes find pictures of officers wearing 2 or 3. It's a bit like neck-orders, most keep it to one, but there are always people who want to brag 😆 Kind regards, Laurentius
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  7. Gentlemen, I saw this photo in an electronic magazine a few days ago. Obviously, this is an old soldier, but he still wears the Qing Dynasty Ssangyong order that has disappeared for at least twenty years (the Qing Dynasty died in February 1912). Does anyone know his information? It would be best to have his photos before the First World War. Thank you According to the photo, it is the third grade of the double dragon order.
  8. Quite an impressive display, there, Alan. I have seen photos on which soldiers wore two different crosses besides the EKI. I wonder if there were also soldiers with more than that? If so, probably Generals and higher. GreyC
  9. Hi Vince, Anhalt‘s Friedrich Kreuz is an unofficial award so doesn‘t count for me. Hi Grey, You are correct.
  10. Interesting. You mentioned reproducing props. Here are some I have done as a moonlight sideline to relieve previous corporate work tension. It is not my strong suit, but nevertheless I love these "creations." I actually used relatively common materials, not precious ones. The sceptre is a kingly type sceptre and not a wand type, but it didn't all fit in the photo frame. And I placed the existing heraldic eagle at the base of the orb for effect mainly. Interesting. You mentioned reproducing props. Here are some I have done as a moonlight sideline to relieve previous corporate work tension. It is not my strong suit, but nevertheless I love these "creations." I actually used relatively common materials, not precious ones. The sceptre is a kingly type sceptre and not a wand type, but it didn't all fit in the photo frame. And I placed the existing heraldic eagle at the base of the orb for effect mainly. I did not make the sword of course, simply bought that. Interesting. You mentioned reproducing props. Here are some I have done as a moonlight sideline to relieve previous corporate work tension. It is not my strong suit, but nevertheless I love these "creations." I actually used relatively common materials, not precious ones. The sceptre is a kingly type sceptre and not a wand type, but it didn't all fit in the photo frame. And I placed the existing heraldic eagle at the base of the orb for effect mainly. I did not make the sword of course, simply bought that. *Ther sword I simply bought.
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    Zambia

    Does anybody have the original "Act" for Zambian honours? Proclamation No. 6 of 1965 contained in Statutory Instrument No. 347 of 1965 - (or possibly S.I. No54 of 1965). Graeme
  13. Well, I am not so sure about that. If he wasn´t in the German Luftstreitkräfte from the get go, he might have been enlisted in an infantry regiment from Hamburg, got wounded, was declared unfit for infantry service at the front and switched to the FA33. This happened quite often. However upon checking the German loss-list there was no candidate that seemed likely. There was one Droth from Lübeck who got wounded... I think it is more likely he got the Hanseatenkreuz for helping out some unit of Hamburg origin with his service. GreyC
  14. Hi All, Thanks for your replies. I assume that Hamburg was the region where he enlisted then? I will be grateful to anyone who can verify the name or unit of the Hohenzollern recipient Kind Regards, Matt.
  15. On the rear of my Samar Seva medal is 'ST 123, Rura (or Pura) Ram, B. S. P. Anyone know what the ST stands for, and what unit or regiment BSP is please? Many thanks Duncan.
  16. Hello Claudio, As usual, your taste in bars is exquisite! As I have said before, a bar this nice deserves to have its original owner identified as fully as possible. So, here is his Wichard's pre-war career. Andy Wichard Winkelmann (25.01.1871-29.01.1940) 29.01.40 in Hannover gest. 18.04.13-1914 Adj. d. 9. Fest. Insp. (Graudenz), v. 2. Ing. Insp. 19.07.11-18.04.13 z. Fortif. Dienst in Cöln v. 4. Ing. Insp. [27.01.09 PRAO4mKr] [00.02.08 SE4] [00.10.07 SLH3] 27.01.07-19.07.11 Chef 4./Pion. B. 10 (Minden) 24.04.04-27.01.07 in 4./Pion. B. 10 (Minden) 17.05.02-24.04.04 z. Fortif. Dienst in Metz v. 4. Ing. Insp. 1901-17.05.02 in 1./Pion. B. 3 (Spandau) 01.10.98-1900 in 4./Pion. B. 3 (Spandau) 01.10.97-30.09.98 k.z. Dienstl. b. Gren. R.12 01.10.95-00.07.97 k.z. Art. u. Ing. Sch. 18.04.93-01.10.95 in 2./Pion. B. 3 (Torgau) 18.04.93 Sek.Lt. 18.08.92 Port. Fähnr. 09.01.92 in Pion. B. 3 eingetr. 25.01.71 in Gardelegen geb. Major 18-04-16 U Hptm. 27-01-10 Cc* Oberlt. 22-04-02 M3m** Leutn. 18-04-93 Aa *ern. 27-01-07 **ern. 15-12-00
  17. Indeed, the reverse of the card says that it was issued in March 1922. I picked up a replacement medal from eMedals with the original recipient's name ground out.
  18. Hi, I am not familiar with these, but isn´t the Oldenburg cross the one next to the EKI on the left (from looking at it)? Best, GreyC
  19. Hi, you´ll find career information in Fremde Heere Ost: Hitlers militärische Feindaufklärung von Magnus Pahl page 112. It´s online. GreyC
  20. Hello, I am looking for information on Karl Ogilvie who was an officer in the Infantry Regiment Nr. 71. He received the Hohenzollern Houseorder as a Leutnant. Later on he served in the Wehrmacht as Colonel with the forein armies Department in OKH. Especially a photo of him would be needed. Thanks for any help in advance. Best regards hoh1851
  21. 2Mind you as I think Sterne's Tristam Shandy is the finest work of the English language I would suggest it breaks all rules of clarity but who else could create Trim. Uncle Toby and Parson Yorick and his horse intersposed with tale of the Abbess of Quedlingburg and the recreations of the sieges of King William's wars on the bowling green. For those who have never read it read and reread it is highly addictive and each reading will occupy several pleasurable days. Paul
  22. Hello eurorders, Thank you for your comment. I would have to agree with you completely. I like to reproduce different museum items for my own amusement and a friend of mine often assists me. We were talking about what we do and both agree that we, for the most part, lack the talent to develop, weapons for example, that are unique or fantasy items. We are pretty handy at reproducing what we see but the idea of developing items completely of our own design is beyond our skill base. I think the same thing holds true with fiction writing as compared with non-fiction. Personally, I simply lack that degree of imagination. I do hope others will weigh in on this point. Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog and respond. Regards Brian
  23. Jim, it's a great set! Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Could you post the close-up of the star #10? Thanks in advance.
  24. Next photos of medals 1.The Medal of Military Archives,3rd Grade 2.Club of Generals Medal 3.Medal of Training Centre of Pilots
  25. Great collection Alan, but you're missing the 'first class' of the Anhalt Friedrich Kreuz, and where is the Oldenburg equivalent?
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