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    Collecting Luftwaffe officer & general rank of high quality/condition, and Luft ephemera. Currently seeking uniforms, headgear, & ribbon bars. Please contact me if you know of any, or to say hi!

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  1. Haven’t we seen that medal bar around? Looks familiar. J-
  2. Wow Glenn...a superb oil. Does that reside in your collection? J-
  3. I’ve seen various two and three row bars on some Generals. J-
  4. Congrats Paul! A great grouping handed down from one great collector to another. Nice to “keep it in the family,” as it were. =) J-
  5. Hi Peter, Thanks for sharing this one. If it couldn’t be in my collection, I’m glad it is in yours! Another great bar in a great overall lot. Usually we have to buy a lot of hum-drum bars for the one or two we actually want. But most of the bars included in this lot were very good. As I had shared, I don’t think that this bar can be identified; too bad there aren’t any other equally unusual decorations over and above the one to cross reference. Perhaps there’s something I’m missing and you’ll have better fortunes, though. There are some amazing researchers on this forum. Regardless, a very nice bar and unusual for what it is. Congrats again for picking up some very nice bars for your collection! =) J-
  6. Hi Ron, Yes, I realize that. My point was that sometimes when names are removed, they are done less meticulously than intended. Meaning surviving clues can sometimes lead to an ID regardless. Best regards, Jason
  7. Hi Bill, Yes it is - that's what I had meant when I mentioned that the name tag was intact. Best regards, Jason
  8. Here's a wonderful Major-equivalent tunic and trousers which still retains its tailor label and name tag. Just a little soiling around the neck, but otherwise in superb condition on all accounts. Loops for a long ribbon bar and what appear to be an Iron Cross and spange. Best regards, Jason
  9. Andreas - thanks for posting the tailor label. I prefer uniforms where labels and name tags are still intact, so this is always nice to see. Too bad the name was torn out in this case. Sometimes the removed section is sloppy or incomplete and there are enough clues remaining to offer a legitimate shot at identification. Unfortunately in this case the name removal is a little more complete. Best regards, Jason
  10. Hi Andreas, Thanks so much for sharing these! Very cool to see. I love these surviving tailor-branded pieces of marketing. Best, Jason
  11. Hi Paul, Thanks so much. I've posted the photo of the original owner of the LW 8-bar (without long service decorations) before but nothing came of it, unfortunately. I'll hold onto the name of the LW 11-bar for now as I'd first like to do some research on my own when time permits. But I appreciate it. Everyone here is always so helpful and encouraging which is sincerely appreciated. I really need to start taking photos of my bars and sharing them here. Claudio - thanks for your opinion. I will go back and double check the Zvonimir ribbon with a loop to see if there's a hole there or it's just a scuff. My eyes are still great long distance, but not so great up close. =) Best, Jason
  12. Andreas – thanks so much for your reply, I appreciate it. Both awards would be in place here given the other decorations, and it’s hard to know if a ribbon denotes one award vs. the other, or if it happened the be the closest match when the bar was made. The two are similar, although I’m now leaning more toward the Roman eagle. Hopefully more will chime in one way or another. Paul – thank you. I really love all of these bars. The two without long service are Luftwaffe bars as well. One is identified by a photo (no name yet), the other came with a name which I’m researching. These are the type of bars I prefer: longer Luftwaffe bars showing first war service and/or foreign awards. The 10-bar in question here, though, is remarkable for other reasons. Claudio – you are right about the 6th decoration. It is the Zvonimir with wreath and a missing device inside of it (which I'm assuming was a crown). It's been pilfered in all likelihood. I was asking about the 8th decoration, though. Is it a Michael the Brave or Roman Eagle in your opinion? Best regards, Jason
  13. Hi guys, Please see the attached photo of bars with Romanian decorations. The 10-bar, second bar from the top, has foreign awards in slots six through ten. I wondered if you might be able to share your thoughts as to whether decoration number eight is the Romanian Michael the Brave, or the Italian Roman Eagle? I had thought it was the former but would prefer to hear opinions from you guys who are far more advanced than I. Best regards, Jason
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    Here are my current LC bars - note the second from the top, the 7-er with the award in question. I never thought this bar could be identified but perhaps there is a chance if an estimated 100 Germans received this award? Best regards, Jason