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  1. The best source for the Iron Crosses 1813, 1870 and 1914 is the book by Frank Wernitz (German & English issues available), published 2013 by Verlag Militaria in Vienna: https://www.militaria.at/Book.aspx?book=1008000&Language=de greetings Tomasz
  2. Hi, cross seems to be known variant with "V" manufacturer's mark (maker not identified), iron core type M. Characteristic for this version is 9 touching the following 1 in the date 1914. Ring is a reduced original. regards Tomasz
  3. Hi, let me show this bar: nothing very special, and well worn, but has his charm
  4. Here is one more Saxon bar. At the last place was probably a Saxon veterans associaton medal - and replaced by EKF after 1934. regards Tom
  5. EKI made with maker mark L59.

    Looks OK for me. There were a few versions of the pin-set and maker's mark. You can compare here: http://www.ek1-dna.de/l59-alois-rettenmaier,-schwaebisch-gmuend.html regards Tom
  6. A Bavarian bar, no combat awards, but interesting (I hope )
  7. Nice and very scarce box There is still the old name of decoration on its lid (on March 2nd 1918 the official name was changed from the Militär-Verdienst-Medaille (Military Merit Medal) to Tapferkeits-Medaille (Bravery Medal)
  8. As I have read on a Slovak forum, the type with incsription "Javorina Orava" was awarded to the members of foreign armies. In this case probably to a soldier of Wehrmacht units, which had invaded Poland from the Slovak territory (September 1939).
  9. Right, these Bavarians didn't have inscription, my mistake Congratuliations!
  10. Very good looking bar with scarce Bravery Medal (less than 3000 awarded only). Has the medal inscription on the edge?
  11. Especially the back differ form the awarded originals. But your type is for sure less common PS. Also the door is different. Interesting piece
  12. Clear Very nice looking bar. The Hanseatic Hamburg cross is a privately purchased Spangenstück. greetings Tomasz
  13. 212th Reserve Infantry Regiment was a Hanseatic regiment, raised in Hamburg and Bremen. Interesting, why a Bavarian Long Service Medal here?
  14. I have seen normal size Mecklenburg Schwerin MVK1 by Godet, which had also the closed 4 - but marking was on the cross, not on pin. How smaller is the cross? May be a Prinzen?
  15. Agreed, an early silver one. Later issues were made of zinc (see pictures below). PS. Small correction: this medal is common for both principialties: Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, which were in personal union under rule of prince Günther Victor since 1909