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Claudius

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    • FOR SALE
    • ORIGINAL/AUTHENTIC

    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.

    £570.00

  2. That is the most medical awards I have ever seen on one bar. Wow. Bravo!
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.)
  7. I would use a Blacklight on both sides of the bar. Not conclusive proof of genuine, but might provide immediate evidence.
  8. And what is that first ribbon suppose to be? It has a conspicuous placement.
  9. 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".
  10. @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.
  11. Agreed. Please show some more photos! The reverse and underneath. And close-ups.
  12. That is a nice, NICE bar! I wish I could hold it my hands to get a really good look at it.
  13. Thank you for bringing this to this forum's attention. I want to take some time to really look through this.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. no idea. It doesn't look official. I almost want to believe it is some kind of commemorative to the Marartha/Indian war and I keep staring at the letters on the scroll to say "Assaye"; but I only see "ESSAYXZ"
  17. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • ORIGINAL/AUTHENTIC

    Its Easter and new exchange rates means that I have a lower, overseas price. Here is an instant collection of Schwarzburg medal bars and medals 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). Top: Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Medal bar (5); two are from the Principality of Schwarzburg (L-R) EK2 Schwarzburg 1914 War Merit Medal HK 1897 Kaiser Centennial Medal 1905 Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 25-year Jubilee Medal (obverse with the profile of Prince Karl Günther. The medal was designed by the sculptor, Paul Fliegner from Hanau.) Schwarzburg-Sondershausen was ruled by Prince Karl Günther until his death on March 28, 1909 when it was combined (not merged) with Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt under Prince Victor Günther. The medal bar’s owner can be identified as coming specifically from the Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Principality due to the Jubilee medal. He was in uniform in 1897 to receive the Kaiser Centennial medal; the Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Prince’s 25-year Jubilee medal in 1905 and was a combatant in WWI earning the EK2 and the Schwarzburg War Merit medal. Middle: 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 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 of so many, different Schwarzburg pieces all together in one place. Dealer and auction house seldom have this much variety available at one time. I am re-directing my personal collecting and I’m will to put up my Schwarzburg collection to a serious collector who always wanted a body of Schwarzburg pieces. PayPal, check or trade (Tsingtau). I will accept installment payments.

    £710.00

  18. Great! Post it again when you do. Front and back. I have seen the White Elephant on other medal bars and I think they are a really cool-looking award. They are a delight to see on the end of a medal bar.
  19. Great job Komtur! What a nice mini set. The medal bar must be a really stunning one to look at as well. I have always wondered what these officers did to receive the Siam award. Is this mini set yours pep? Let me know if you find it's big brother medal bar (or ribbon bar). I have space in my case for this one!
  20. Hello Martin; I am glad you can join us on this forum. In my opinion, if you are interested in buying MVKs, I would recommend a well-established dealer. Their websites make it clear that they guarantee the authenticity, and will buying back something if it is shown to be a fake. I look forward to your future posts.
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