Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club


Silver Membership
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by spolei

  1. Very nice pieces, I think is absolutely great.
  2. The first is a Ritterkreuz knightscross second class awarded to Leutnant and higher ranks. The knightscross was made of gold, the MVK was made of silver. The MVK was given to NCO's and privates.
  3. Here something new in my collection. A bar of a bavarian major, he died 1899. He took part at the 1870 campaign, where he got the bavarian MVK. Later as an officer he got the Ritter 2. I've got the bar with only a 1870/71 coin and five campaignbars. For better showing I've addet the orders from my colletion, but he got the Ritter 2 without swords. regards Andreas
  4. Hello Laurentius, The KLK did not have to be returned. According to statutes, it had to be dropped when a bavarian swords award was given. After the war one often sees bars with both awards. For the MVO / MVK all classes were allowed to be worn if they were acquired in different wars.
  5. Pflugmann was also winner of the golden braverymedal. He was commended in 1916 by divisional order because he freed a patrol from the 2nd ditch. He got the iron ring for his lost weddingring.
  6. Propably a special gift of the unit like a golden watch or another awards. Here a example from the listings about cufflinks given by the Kronprinz. "Hat vom deutschen Kronprinz nach seiner Flucht als Anerkennung ein Paar goldene Manschettenknöpfe erhalten" Received a pair of gold cufflinks from the German Crown Prince following his escape as recognition This was a winner of a golden bavarian golden braverymedal. h e escaped from French captivity
  7. So I find the bar not unusual, except the last cross but everything is right. The Schwarzburger Kreuz should be ahead of the Red Cross awards. The King Ludwig Cross had to be filed according to the statutes, if an MVO was awarded. After the war, however, there were several bars with both awards. Nice bar.
  8. the three decorations in the circle are awards from a shootingclub. The cross from a prussian veterans-association has a wrong ribbon ( see arrow)
  9. Signum laudis Bronze and silver

    That looks very good. Is the left SL with Karl made of zinc or silver?
  10. KuK bar, large silver bravery 2x

    very nice bar with the TM first class.
  11. Hello Chris, do you have more informations abou him? Normally, the entry age was 20 years. Schmidhuber is a common name in Bavaria, so there will be hundreds of lists.
  12. Gratualtion, very nice bar and a goooood price.
  13. Lauer delivers the Ordenskanzlei till 1916. So you won`t see red boxes for the Lauer-crosses. This type was the first from beginning. The second type has smaller swords. Type 1 up Type 2 down
  14. Hallo Walter, jetzt bekommen wir zum Denglish auch noch einen bayerischen Akzent dazu ;-)
  15. Some badges and pins...

    Hello, that is the silver Lorbeerblatt
  16. Some badges and pins...

    Hello, the single leaf-mini in the middle is a "Silbernes Lorbeerblatt" of the BRD. It will be given to high to german sportchampions.
  17. Hello Chris, here another example. Awarding in october 1917. I think the early awardings would be signed in the rangliste. A friend told me about 67 officers-rings. Exist a list of them? I know only this names of soldiers and NCO's http://www.kriegsopfer.org/Weltkrieg/Infanterie_Leib_Regiment/Leiberring.htm
  18. Thats not right. I have seen some in the lists. Here one example. Awarded in June 1918
  19. Hello, there are several listings of him. He was woundet 11. Aug. 1917. Schrapnellsteckschuß Oberschenkel. One list says left leg, the other list says right leg. He was awarded with the Edelweiss, but no comment about the ring. regards Andreas