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  1. Christian1962

    Sgt. Kohlmann's Uniform

    he is "Feldwebel". The medal is "Militär-Jubiläumsmedaille 1848 - 1898" (Jubilee medal 1898 - 1898). The pic was taken in Josephstadt. Therefore it would be possible that he was a member of IR 36 which had "blassrot" (pale red) as regimental colour. Regards Christian
  2. Christian1962

    Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen

    Correct, I meant this. Christian
  3. Christian1962

    Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen

    You can see that the quality is not compareable with that in the pics. It seems to be a late collectors copy. Regards Christian
  4. Christian1962

    Austrian Balkan Wars 1912-13 cross

    No, there are different versions. Regards Christian
  5. Christian1962

    Austrian military merit cross

    As you can see the miniature star of the grand cross is mounted on the knights cross of FJO which is part of his medal bar. The owner could not change that when wearing the breast star. It is evident that the breast star was just worn for the purpose for taking the pic. Not really correct but no problem at all. Regards Christian
  6. Christian1962

    Studio photos. RPPC.

    What you see here is the "k.k. uniformiertes privilegiertes Bürgerkorps Graz". It still existes today: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privilegiertes_uniformiertes_Grazer_Bürgerkorps Kindest Christian
  7. Christian1962

    Goldenes Verdienskreuz mit Krone

    It a appears to be a different (foreign?) production. Austrian made pieces regular look like this: Regards Christian
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Christian1962

    Austrian republic roundels

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

    KuK Soldiers wearing medals - show your photos

    Sorry. But this is "Österreichische Heimwehr" from the interwar period. Kindest Christian
  13. at first sight I would say it´s a good piece. Here one for comparism. Kindest Christian
  14. 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
  15. 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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