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  1. Christian1962

    Leopold orden badge for officers

    Here an early Rothe collector´s piece around 1970. There are some of poorer quality which I have seen.
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    Austrian obtain Chinese Empire order

    Pic was taken in or after 1917: he owns Karl-Truppenkreuz which was instituted in 1917. Kindest Christian
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    Generalmajor signature facsimile

    Maybe it would be more efficient to display the whole card? Christian
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    It´s one of the first issues. They did not have a triangular ribbon during the first years. Regards Christian
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    Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    Gentlemen, sorry for my delay. Some clarifications: 1. you are right, the hallmarking law was instituted in 1867. 1872 was the year when the stars were changed into a new model. As yo see I am getting old. And have to stand corrected. 2. There were - as stated above - just three different miniature chains. Kindest Christian
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    Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    I have checked my golden commanders/grand cross insignia. One has a roman "XI" engraved, the second one has a lot of foreign (import) hallmarks and one has just the chamois mark. I own one from Gebrüder Resch with their marks. Insignia produced before 1872 would not have austrian gold hallmarks because the hallmarking law was installed in 1872. Regards Christian No, there were three types of miniature chains which were of different design for knights, commanders and grand crosses. No bourgeois wishful thinking. Have a look into the "Statutenbuch". Christian
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    KuK bar, large silver bravery 2x

    It is evident that all former austrian soldiers had german-style Spangen und Schnallen which were produced after March 1938. And some (or many?) of them used replacment medals for this purpose. Scheider himself received just a replacement medal anyway. But you are right it´s not worth the price at all.
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    Field grade officer rank stars

    It´s quite simple: Leutnant, Major and Generalmajor who had just 1 star commonly used the bigger stars. Grades with two or three stars used the smaller ones. But: this does not exclude that some officers used the bigger stars too as captain, colonel or full general at own preference. That´s Austria.... Regards Christian
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    Croatian Officer in Austria-Hungarian Army Vrbon

    Urban Eduard, Fmlt. a.D., wohnhaft in Wien: Ritterkreuz des Leopoldordens Orden der Eisernen Krone 3. Kl. Militärverdienstkreuz (Frieden) [in 1879] Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille Kriegsmedaille 1873 Militär-Jubiläumsmedaille 1898 Militärjubiläumskreuz 1908 Dienstzeichen für Offiziere 2. Kl. Source: Schematismus für das k.u.k. Heer 1914, S. 156 https://library.hungaricana.hu/en/view/KriegsMarine_1914/?pg=155&layout=s As far as I see, he died in 1916 and had not any command in WW1. Ruhestand was effective with 01.11.1906 not in 1916. Urban, Eduard (21.10.1847 - 18.5.1916), 1.11.1900 (31.10.00) GM, 1.5.1905 (11.5.05) FML, 1.11.1906 pens. [from Schmidt-Brentano: Die k.u.k. Generalität 1815 - 1918, S. 191] http://www.oesta.gv.at/DocView.axd?CobId=23130 Regards Christian
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    KuK bar, large silver bravery 2x

    Here a very nice officer´s bar from Lt. Peter Scheider which was sold on www.dorotheum.com for more than 5.000 € some weeks ago: https://www.dorotheum.com/auktionen/aktuelle-auktionen/kataloge/list-lots-detail/auktion/12827-orden-und-auszeichnungen/lotID/3092/lot/2296574-auszeichnungsspange-leutnant-peter-scheider.html?currentPage=4&results=sold&img=1
  11. Yes, it is a pre-WWII production after 1938, look at the "Ringöse" Christian I am not collecting TKMs therefore just two contributions:
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    Signum laudis Bronze and silver

    Here some of my collection: Franz Joseph and Karl: Cases:
  13. We can assume it´s an officer´s ribbon bar, therefore the austrian ribbons would (but must not!) be in common: Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Kl., Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille, Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille, Karl-Truppenkreuz, Hindenburgkreuz, Österr. Kriegsmedaille, Jubiläumskreuz 1908 and Mobilisierungskreuz 1912-13. Regards Christian
  14. if it goes cheap and wth original ribbon *lol*
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    Edelweiss Division silver Bravery Medal

    His rank was "Landsturm-Jäger" which would be a private. In November 1917 the 3rd Kaiserjäger-Regiment was part of the Edelweiß-Division. Kindest Christian