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About Claudius

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    Midwest USA
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    My military collectibles interest center mainly around;
    Imperial Germany -Tsingtau, China during WWI...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -Pilots or Observers...Document/award groups.
    Imperial Germany -uncommon awards and identifiable medal bars/groups.
    Imperial Germany -Afrika or Pacific during WWI.
    Imperial Russian -Awards/medals and medal bars.

    " if you have something like this FOR SALE, please let me know!

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  1. That's what I wanted to believe too, but it seems awfully dark. More black than blue.
  2. Thoughts on ribbon #2? Is this the Bav. Free-City Jubilee 2nd Infantry 1932 medal?
  3. If this bar was made in that narrow period after the Anschluss but before the Hungary and Bulgaria was fully recognized as allied powers, then this would be a special bar. But I also don't like ribbon #2 -insofar as what I would expect to also be on the ribbon bar and what isn't on the ribbon bar.
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    Unknown chinese/korean medals

    I don't recognize it either. But it reminds me a lot of other, well known fantasy pieces.
  5. Hello; If you look closer, I think you will see that #2 is actually the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz fur kombattanten. In that light, the precedence rules are properly followed.
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    Characters on Ottoman marine saber with questions

    Hello Andreas; Yes, you are right. The first two certainly are Tughras -Sultan Tughras. Likely, Mehmed V, if it is from the WWI period. To identify them, Tughras are individual and the detailed line work could be compared to known Sultan Tughras. Otherwise, if the date of the saber's construction is known, then the Turghra would belong to the Sultan who ruled at that time period. (However, from the small amount of the construction/decoration that you are showing us, I think this saber was likely made during the 1909-18 era.)
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    Unknown Imperial medals

    Hello usairforce; I don't have my Russian medals and awards book with me, but roughly I can tell you what these medals are; 1) Russian Civil War era, White Russian St. George medal. 2) Tsar Peter the Great 200 year commemorative. 3) Red Cross medal -Russo-Japanese war era. 4) Elizabeth Red Cross Jetton - personally engraved. 5) Reign of Alexander III medal. These names approximate, others will be able to correct or refine my medal identifications.
  8. welcome to my world...my family is telling me this all the time, and I won't take the hint...
  9. And they made them in the late 80s too. I was burned on two Russian badges that I bought in 1989 from a little militaria shop in London.

    • FOR SALE

    Here is a Schwarzburg medal bar and matching ribbon bar from the small principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. Some of these medals are not commonly found for sale. Double Schwarzburg medal bars are very uncommon. All of these pieces were originally purchased from recognized dealers or auction houses (not eBay). Schwarzburg Medal bar (6) and ribbon bar (5); with two awards from the Principality of Schwarzburg (medal bar L-R) EK2 Schwarzburg 1914 War Merit Medal HK 1897 Kaiser Centennial Medal 15 year Long Service Cross Schwarzburg Silver Ehrenmedal (ribbon bar L-R) EK2 ribbon Schwarzburg War Merit Medal ribbon, with swords Long Service Ribbon Centennial Medal ribbon Schwarzburg Ehrenmedal ribbon This is an interesting pair that was an original set. The ribbon bar is from before the owner received the Hindenburg Cross. The medal bar was constructed after 1934 with the inclusion of the Hindenburg Cross and a small re-ordering of awards. This is an excellent example of the allowable changes and the owner’s preferences. Together, the differences between the ribbon bar and the medal bar show those changes frozen in time. Arguably, this is an unique offering. I am re-directing my personal collecting and I’m selling this Schwarzburg medal bar and matching ribbon bar set to a serious collector who is looking for unique Schwarzburg pieces. PayPal, check or trade (Tsingtau). I will accept installment payments.


  11. That is the most medical awards I have ever seen on one bar. Wow. Bravo!
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    US NAVY pre WW1 and WW1 medal group

    Great engravings on the back! The USS Ranger that the medal is referring to is likely this vessel. He was obviously recognized for his recognized good conduct on this ship and his other assignments. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nantucket_(IX-18