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  1. A very impressive piece to say the least, and thank you for showing it in such detail. Does the ribbon change from 3rd to 2nd class? I thought the white with blue strips was a peace time ribbon only? chuck
  2. It is a medal that could be awarded to all ranks with a very nice and relatively long history from 1848 in several wars. https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/militar-verdienstkreuz-2-klasse-1914.html chuck
  3. I wonderful historic and very personal group. some additional information on the medal itself can be found through the link to the site is listed below. as jaba stated it is generally a lo ranking medal for NCO and soldiers. Silver Medal of Merit Friedrich II. 1908 After the reign of Frederick II as Grand Duke in 1907, the medals of merit were made with new stamps. The medals that had been produced until then were each awarded the portrait of the respective ruler. The first award in this form took place in 1810 by Grand Duke Carl Friedrich. Before that, there were civil medal awards from the Margraves. From 1908 to 1912, the medals were made in silver. During the First World War numerous NCOs and soldiers were honored with the medals and so the production was made of war metal silvered. The stamp was cut by Professor Rudolf Mayer in Karlsruhe. Medals in silver have been awarded about 3050 pieces. In total, over 100,000 medals were awarded. https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/silberne-verdienstmedaille-friedrich-ii-1908.html regards, chuck
  4. very nice!! do you know what unit he served with during the war?? chuck
  5. Hi Atik, As Laurentius states the Crown Order and Red Eagle Order were basically replaced by the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class for bravery during WW 1 with the exception of some over the hill officers receiving the awards for retirement. According to Neal O'Connor "Aviation Awards of Imperial Germany" their were 1286 awards of the 4th model 4th class with swords with the majority being presented during the colonial period, and 1 award to a flier during WW 1. https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/koniglicher-kronen-orden-4-klasse-mit-schwertern-1871-1918.html regards, chuck
  6. A stunning reverse on the Coburg medals. Do you have a name that goes with the medal bar? Chuck
  7. Gentleman, I've seen this bruinswick cross 2 class in a box on the german e-bay site. unfortunately I don't speak German, and was wondering if the case was legitimate or just a jewlers box. a second questionis I've never seen any maker for the EA crosses??? "GUSTAV HANNECK" https://www.ebay.de/itm/Originaler-Orden-Braunschweig-EA-1914-Fur-Verdienst-im-Krieg-im-Etui-Schachtel/392080978318?hash=item5b49d8f18e%3Ag%3AKPkAAOSw%7ESlbDaPb&_sacat=34644&_nkw=orden+ehrenzeichen+braunschweig&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313 thanks for all replies. Chuck
  8. I agree a wonderful award. I recently picked up the same example and have seen this type often on forums. Does anyone know if this would this be considered the official presentation award?? Does anyone know who the manufacture was?? Thank you for sharing the pictures!! chuck
  9. chuck

    EK 1 Prince

    Hi Streptile, thank you for the information.
  10. chuck

    EK 1 Prince

    any help gentlemen?? chuck
  11. Good afternoon Gentlemen, I have purchased a new piece for my collection and would like some assistance in identifying a possible manufacture/maker, and when if it was made in the 20's or 30's? The piece is non-magnetic and measures 30 by 30 mm with no markings. Thank you for any assistance. Chuck
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    My first 1914 IC 1

    Hi Dansson, Thank you it fits nicely in my small collection for WWI German Awards. Chuck
  13. Hello Gents, I have waited a long time to buy my first 1IC and wanted an award piece so I chose a nice "Godet" cross. Can someone help me identify the potential years that this type of piece was produced? Thank you for your assistance, Chuck
  14. i like the hanseatic medals as they can be won by both officers and soldiers yet are very beautifully enameled unlike most soldier awards. sorry don't have any medal bars to show. chuck