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  1. Christian1962

    Goldenes Verdienskreuz mit Krone

    It a appears to be a different (foreign?) production. Austrian made pieces regular look like this: Regards Christian
  2. Christian1962

    Need help identifying medal.

    I would agree with the medal id indeed. Here some facts for Ferdinand Graf Vetter von der Lilie: Vetter von der Lilie, Ferdinand Graf (8.7.1812 - 15.9.1882): 25.9.1854 Generalmajor 8.9.1866 retired 15.12.1873 Charakter als Feldmarschallleutnant ad honores. Christian
  3. Christian1962

    Studio photos. RPPC.

    Dear Tony, the decoration on the trousers were worn by hungarian Honved infantry too. And as far as I remember by all hungarian troops, infantry of the regular common k.u.k. army included. Kindest Christian
  4. Christian1962

    Mounted 7 place bravery and campaign bar.

    I must confess that I do not why, but it was common style for esp. hungarian officers in the Habsburg army to wear the swords upside down on MVK, Iron Crown and order of Leopold. I have seen it very often. Kindest Christian
  5. Christian1962

    Austrian republic roundels

    They are after 1918 until 1938. Kindest Christian
  6. Christian1962

    KuK Soldiers wearing medals - show your photos

    Sorry. But this is "Österreichische Heimwehr" from the interwar period. Kindest Christian
  7. at first sight I would say it´s a good piece. Here one for comparism. Kindest Christian
  8. In my opinon the owner would have been Major at the end of WW1. The Austrian order of the Iron Crown 3rd class was bestowed to foreign captains and/or majors. The lack of long service awards: 1. some people did not display them on their ribbon bars esp. when they had enough high quality orders. 2. the lack of the "Hindenburg-Cross" gives us a hint that this bar was produced before 1934 and there were no long service awards anyway. I would recognize this as a bar of an officer who held the rank of colonel or general at the beginn of the 1930ties. Otherwise: if the crown devices on the ribbon of the Iron Crown and the bulgarian order shall demonstrate a commanders grade - which is possible - the owner would have been lieutnant colonel or colonel at the end of WW1 at all. Kindest Christian
  9. 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.
  10. Christian1962

    Austrian obtain Chinese Empire order

    Pic was taken in or after 1917: he owns Karl-Truppenkreuz which was instituted in 1917. Kindest Christian
  11. Christian1962

    Generalmajor signature facsimile

    Maybe it would be more efficient to display the whole card? Christian
  12. Christian1962


    It´s one of the first issues. They did not have a triangular ribbon during the first years. Regards Christian
  13. Christian1962

    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
  14. Christian1962

    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
  15. Christian1962

    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.