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  1. Hi

    Wenn Du mal irgendwo irgendwann einen EH vom Hersteller Wagner siehst - ich will ihn haben.

    Schick mir dann unbedingt eine PN.

    Danke.

    Gruss Jo

  2. saxcob

    Nassauers at Waterloo / Waterloo Medal

    It was awarded to the two Nassau Regiments and the (Dutch) regiment Nassau-Oranien. Your 3k figure is much too low.
  3. ...profession is „Schmied“= blacksmith
  4. This is hardly surprising given his low rank. Please keep me informed in case he should turn up anyway. Thanks in advance!
  5. This the medal bar of the spark Arno Weichler, who was active on SM U 35, the most successful submarine of all time under the command of Arnauld de la Periere. More Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_U-35_(Germany) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lothar_von_Arnauld_de_la_Peri%C3%A8re The latter mentions him in his memoir when he reports an unpleasant encounter with the ship's mascot, the monkey Fips. The "Iron Crescent" could be have been awarded in reaction to the following episode: "At the end of October 1915, U 35 took over ten Turkish officers at Bodrum and war material to support the insurgent Senussi who fought in the Libyan desert against the British and Italian colonial powers. As far as the weather permitted, two Turkish schooners were taken in tow. The convoy arrived at the Libyan coastal town of Bardia, where the cargo could be unloaded. On November 5, 1915 the British steamer Tara was sunk in the Gulf of Sollum (Egypt) and a gunboat in the port of Sollum was destroyed. " The bar was already presented twice in OMM (1993 and 2000). The reason why I show it here again is that I have discovered Weichler together with de la Periere in a film document (starting at 21:55): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxsjPku8zR4 How often do you find a film document of a lower rank medal bar owner?
  6. This set belonged to First Lieutenant Friedrich who served in the Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 1 which fought in Flanders. Does anyone have the regimental history (Das Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 1 1914 – 1918, nach amtlichen Kriegstagebüchern und nach den Aufzeichnungen von Mitkämpfern, bearbeitet von Angehörigen der Vereinigung der Offiziere des ehemaligen M.I.R. 1 und des 1. Seebataillons. Herausgeber: Theodor Kinder, Ltnt. d.R. a.D., Kiel 1933) and/or can add details with respect to Friedrich? Thanks in advance!
  7. The last award (Kriegerverein 1866er?) still to be identified. ...another one with 1863/64, 1866 and 1870/71 awards.
  8. The "EL" cypher was used in Hessia for Ernst Ludwig but in that case it should probably have a crown.
  9. Thanks in advance!
  10. The latter. Thanks, Paul!
  11. Can someone identify this piece, please? Thanks in advance!
  12. saxcob

    Danish Medal Collection

    Thanks to both Lars and Michael for their enlightening comments.
  13. saxcob

    Danish Medal Collection

    Thanks for reminding us of this interesting auction which gave the opportunity to look up the medal below. However, I was unfortunately not able to find it there. It would pobalbly fit in between numbers 97 and 98? Does anyone have an idea of the rarity and value? If this is indeed "possibly the most complete Danish medal Collection" does that mean this one is rare or did I just fail to detect it?
  14. Medals for the successful participants of the Prince Henry Tour 1911 of The Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain and the Imperial Automobile Club of Germany to commemorate the Coronation of King George V, taking place during July 1911. One of the participants was Arthur Conan Doyle.
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