lilnuke

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  1. Thank you for the directions, I will follow and see where they lead me.
  2. Very much a beginner when it comes to this kind of research. I was looking to find more information on the 1. Garde - Regiment zu Fuss after the start of WW1. I was hoping that someone could point me in a direction that might lead me to some more information or literature. I really have no idea where to start looking for this kind of stuff.
  3. Yes, I have his full medal bar and documents for most of the decorations. What I had been missing was the physical EK1, which I finally located. I believe I have a couple of picture from East Africa as well. Will have to dig them up and scan them.
  4. Finally located his 1914 EK1 in the most unlikely location. Found this one to be somewhat unique with the concave shape. A young Schön
  5. Danke, that's what I thought.
  6. Esteemed colleagues, I have been looking for an 1870 EK2 to add to my collection for a while. As I do not see them often, I came across this piece and was looking for opinions on authenticity prior to purchasing. To me it appears a little to crisp and the numerals don't look quite right. Granted, my knowledge level is pretty low. Any help appreciated.
  7. Thank you Dave for the clarification, that is what I suspected. Cheers!
  8. Still doing my research, but I am a little stuck with this one. I am trying to identify the circled award which is listed as a MWK3 per the ranklist. Which award is it? I suspect Knight or a merit cross, but to new to know. Thank you for any assistance. Order of the Wendish Crown is listed has having four classes: Grand Cross Grand Commander Commander Knight It can also be awarded in gold or silver merit crosses.
  9. Thanks everyone. I have thanked my mother for everything she has found in some old boxes. I keep wondering what else she may run across next.
  10. I tied to PM you Glenn but the system says you cannot receive messages.
  11. The first set appears to have belonged to Maj Ernst von Schon des Kaiser Schultztruppe fur Deutsch-Ost-Afrika. I still need to confirm the original owner of the second.
  12. Many thanks Glenn! Is there a way I could get a decent copy of that picture for myself? It will be a shock to reveal to my mother that she has had an incorrect photo on her desk for decades.
  13. I just came into a couple of family medal bars that wanted to share. I am new to the collecting memorabilia, so these were a pleasant surprise when I was given these by my mother. Now to research the original bearers and the decorations themselves. She even had all the documentation for the first set, so I am rather excited.
  14. I thought I had found a photo of my late ancestor but have since realized that the decorations do not match the Prussian army list. Not to mention one award was introduced after his death. Here is the photo of a currently unidentified Prussian officer.