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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. Claudius

    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
  2. Claudius

    US NAVY pre WW1 and WW1 medal group

    Hello Nikos: Welcome to GMIC! Keep in mind this isn't my area of collecting, but I can recognize a great group when I see it. From the pre-WWI/WWI era and all engraved to the same person. A wonderful set. Individually these medals are not worth that much, but belonging to the same person they become an unique group and would likely attract some interest (if you were looking to sell them). IMHO -you should put a ribbon on the New York Medal. It wouldn't be that hard to find one. I've included a link to see what the ribbon pattern should look like. Don't worry, adding a replacement ribbon to the medal will not affect the value and will actually improve it. https://www.google.com/search?q=state+of+new+york+medal+wwi+service&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=v1tFX6l0rEX-NM%3A%2CkV44KXMtlsdNnM%2C_&usg=__ZGD_05_wGh-UO4uRZzaAVR-MvmE%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwje2Y-Sn-XbAhUKHqwKHZVYB0cQ9QEIaTAJ#imgrc=yx-TV2oVQUdyGM:&spf=1529600864214 You can check with the US Navy Archives to see their policy on releasing information on this gentleman. They may have records on him, but they may require that it will be only released to family members. Ancestors.com may also be an option if you have an account.
  3. A great bar. The awards really show up well on this presentation. Like Dave said, he found a match but there could be other matches too. With the dark blue felt backing, could this be navy? Or not navy because it's not Frack?
  4. Great medal bar and ribbon bar set! I agree with you; I do believe the Lübeck rolls were constructed, but not published. But surely the Lübeck rolls alone wouldn't be enough to identity this gent. Are there rolls for one of his other awards he earned? The 25-year TR Police Service or the Luftschutz medal? (I'm not well apprised of TR era medal rolls.)
  5. I would use a Blacklight on both sides of the bar. Not conclusive proof of genuine, but might provide immediate evidence.
  6. And what is that first ribbon suppose to be? It has a conspicuous placement.
  7. It is nice to look at the Hessen Hochzeitserinnerungs medal. Strange Austrian style mounting. Can you post some clearer photos of the medal obverse? Maybe some close-ups. Can I ask when you bought this medal? I would like to see more photos of the medal bar too, please. That's a real interesting piece. The medals really got "chalky".
  8. @1812 Overture Thank you for posting these photos from Tsingtau/Qingdau! Wonderful photos! There is a lot here to look over. I wish Rob Whittaker was still alive. He would have loved looking at them. Please post more when you have the opportunity.
  9. Agreed. Please show some more photos! The reverse and underneath. And close-ups.
  10. That is a nice, NICE bar! I wish I could hold it my hands to get a really good look at it.
  11. Thank you for bringing this to this forum's attention. I want to take some time to really look through this.
  12. The shine on the medals is really high and it's hard to get good look at them in this photo. However this photo appears to have been taken at about the same time period as the first photo in this thread. Thanks to Dave's list of awards, we can extrapolate their identity in this photo (with just a slight difference in the ordering). In my opinion, that last medal is the Braunschweig Order of the Lion -2nd Klass
  13. Yes indeed. Great photo! I wish we could the spange on the ribbon because it will have his unit. In the same way, it would be nice to read the three spange on the DSWA ribbon. One is almost common. Finding two is nice, but three is a real treat.