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Chris Boonzaier

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  1. I could go with that description, it has more of what I consider to be a turn of the century kind of construction as opposed to the more industrial construction I associate with the outbreak of the war.
  2. This belonged to a bavarian Leib Regt Gold Bravery medal winner... but I am not sure what nation it is from. Probably a captured piece....
  3. Hi, I have just merged two topics, so a number of items may be posted twice in this thread. thanks Chris
  4. Hi, thanks, that confirms the style. I think mine is unfortunately not an issue version as pictured, or maybe just a bit older, but for me the origin of the piece makes it a great piece for me :-)
  5. Canadian memorial cross

    Time Left: 25 days and 21 hours

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    have the papers for this somewhere... I think he was a fisherman from Nova Scotia with 6 kids who volunteered for service, Gassed at Lens in June 1917, died of his gas wounds years after the war, a QE2 memorial cross, with its case 8George crown on the lid) and his badges... EUR250

    £10,000,000.00

  6. Superb Meuse Crossing Silver Star group

    Time Left: 25 days and 20 hours

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    A wonderful Silver Star group earned while trying to cross the Meuse. For an account of the fighting see here... http://kaiserscross.com/257543/262901.html it includes a link to the exact spot where the medal was earned and a Photo of the award "on Tour" visiting the site a few ears ago. EUR750

    £1,000,000.00

  7. House Order of Hohenzollern by Fr

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    How much nicer can you find? a Fr made cross removed from a bar. EUR750

    £10,000,000.00

  8. 3 Sets of fantastic historical shoulderboards.

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    Every now and then I pull these out of the drawer, they really need an owner who will do and enjoy the research that is behind them. The boards are the Reichswehr Boards of Hans Oster..... if you do not know him... follow the link.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Oster so... having read that... I am sure you will agree that these deserve an owner who has the time to do the detailed research on Oster. There are his Captains Boards from the 2nd Artillery Regt (pips removed) his majors boards from the arty, and his Majors boards from the Reichswehr General Staff. EUR600 It includes a couple of books to get you going on the research...

    £10,000,000.00

  9. Here is my best .... More details here... http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/49145-bavarian-gold-bravery-medal-group/?hl=riethmann#entry452231
  10. Some of you may have heard my moans.... a local collector with a world class collection is getting well on in years... he is old enough to have received many pieces directly from the WW1 veterans and if you had the honor of visiting his collection you just wanted to give up as you felt you would never achieve a fraction of what he has, so why bother... Anyway, he chose to get rid of his collection in one fell swoop. No local collectors had a chance to make any offers, it all went to Helmut Weitze. Due to the mass of items it was not possible to give the stories that accompany the pieces and a few were mislabeled... so looking through Weitze's update a noticed a few of the local Jäger items from his collection, and a pair of Jäger zu Pferde straps which I was sure I recognised... Through I friend I contacted the collector who confirmed they were locally sourced boards from 2 Bay Jäger.... So I jumped on them.... They seem a tad wider than the late war boards, so I assume specially made for the NCO setup?
  11. Hi, A friend is doing a project and has a letter with the following Pencil remark,,, Besten Dank XXXX Gruß XXXXXXXXXXX Bitte um Rucksendung... Can anyone fill in the XXXXXs
  12. OK, Shell splinter, Eye damage? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Chris
  13. Edelweiss Division silver Bravery Medal

    Hi Christian, Thanks for the clarification! All the best Chris
  14. Hi, I know absolutely nothing about these... so maybe someone can talk me through it? I bought it ages ago because of the "Edelweiss" Division.... Is the Silver medal I Kl. something good? Thanks Chris
  15. Great little EK group.....

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    I really like this one, but do not need it :-) Militärpass, Iron Cross award doc and Hindenburg Cross. Detmold I.R. 55 fought at Verdun Feb-April 1916 later in Italy with Reserve Jäger Btl. 21 EUR70

    £10,000,000.00

  16. HI, I think he is wearing 3 rings, maybe hust for the photo. On the pinkie it seems to be a regular band ring, then one with the prussian pilots badge, I cannot identify the other one but possibly just a patriotic one? For some reason I doubt he was a pilot?
  17. Very nice indeed!!! Do you know who the recipient was?
  18. Edelweiss Division silver Bravery Medal

    Hi, before I finally file this away... From the dates top right, I assume he was born 1893, and joined in 1914 Dae bottom left, the award was made on the 24 11 1917 He was 3rd Kaiserjäger regt Can anyone hazard a guess as to his rank? Thanks Chris And although the 3rd Kaiserjäger were part of the 8th Infantry division, renamed kaiserjäger Division, they were (According to wikipedia) fighting very closely with the 3rd (edelweiss) division at the end of 1917, which would explain why the award was made by the edelweiss division
  19. Hi, I am interested in picking up one of the sleeve diamonds with the lion disk in the middle. I have my eye on seperate disks, and was able to examine 2 others on the black diamond. Here is my question... how can one tell if the black background is original? What is the correct size top to bottom and left to right of the diamond? I assume there are variations? I assume there are also differences in cloth? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Chris
  20. Even the humble wound badge document.... https://www.ebay.de/itm/Abzeichen-fur-Verwundete-mit-Urkunde/302516262308?hash=item466f5fd5a4:g:~Q8AAOSwH1NZhZSX
  21. I wonder if the Erel hats are really exactly the same or made for reenactor quality?
  22. Freikorps Epp Badges

    Hi, thanks for the info. IMHO the Epp badge is a classic, one of the nicest sleeve insignia I know of. Were there badges with different color piping? Best Chris
  23. Sometimes you see something and wonder how the price reached that level.... https://www.ebay.de/itm/PORTRAIT-FOTO-JAGER-TSCHAKO-1-JAGER-BATAILLON-034-FREISING-034-Feldgrau-TOP-/372123213444?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=E85epdlv41MvkjXnAquob1gqkME%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc A beautiful photo... but EUR70 beautiful??
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