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  1. I am just asking For sure, I haven't so big knowledge and experience as you...
  2. Nice bar, but on your picture Oldenburg medal is on the correct 1st position - and on the bar of thread starter behind the cross (as the Long Service Corss should be)
  3. Are you sure? The ribbon of Oldenburg medal 1866 is rather red in the middle, and the internal stripes in dark blue...
  4. This was from an auction catalog. Indeed not perfect quality But as you can see also on the document shown dy Dansson, all forms for the German soldiers (and in German laguage) have the same date 3. July 1919. A document for Finnish citiziens looks different (the picture is slightly cut at the top an bottom due to scanners size) regards Tomasz
  5. I have also father of this beuaty The owner was Dr. Carl Wilhelm Rosenlew. greetings Tomasz
  6. Hi, here is my modest contribution to Finland Minis thread Please look at the perfect manufacturing, including clasps, devices, hallmarks and maker marks. regards Tomasz
  7. Sorry, I have no idea. Just read the description on But hopefully here is a Baden specialist on our forum, which could explain the mystery regards Tomasz
  8. Thank you. Yes, I know the Mondvor website. Will compare the marked details tomorrow at the daylight again. But I am still loking for other opinions regards Tomasz
  9. Hi Gentlemen, this medal for Defence of Odessa has poor relief details, especially on the soldiers figures. Is this a worn original or a copy? What are you opinions? thank you Tomasz
  10. Not exactly. The medal was established in September 1918, awarded already since about mid-year 1919. Then 14 648 of the War of Liberty medal was sent by the Finnish Ministry of War to Germany, asking the German authorities to distribute them. Award documents for Germans are dated 3. July 1919, but the medals were distributed also in early 1920's.
  11. Great example. As you can see, there is Finnish medal of Liberation War 1918 as the last one. regards Tomasz
  12. Additional, better pictures of the second medal. Now all should be clear
  13. Thanks for confirmation. And this one? I suppose this is good 2nd type?
  14. As I have suspected. Thank you.
  15. Now I see, that the DA device is a little different. So you have got ribbon bar "cleaned" from the miniatures... Sorry. Besides, ribbons sequence in the bar is wrong, the Mecklemburg cross should be directly after the EK. This soldier was a Mecklemburger (there is also a Mecklemburg-Schwerin long service cross (or medal). greetings Tomasz
  16. Hi, I don't understand, what you have restored. This ribbon bar was sold as is , together with matching medal bar greetings Tomasz
  17. Liberty Cross 2nd Class is right, beacuse here are also Prussian decorations awarded to officers, like RAO (Red Eagle Order) & KO (Order of the Crown). regards Tomasz
  18. Hi Dansson, good idea to revive Finnish topics Not easy to find bars with only 1918 decorations. Most what I have, contain medals of 1918 and Winter/Continuation War. But here is something interesting (I hope:) ) Liberation War medal in this 7-pieces medal bar is absent, but we can see here a Heimosotaristi (Cross of the Wars for Kinder Nations) 1918-1922 and Estonian War of Indepedence Medal. Intersting is here the Lotta Svärd Medal of Merit. Could belong this bar to a woman? (sorry, no documents accompanied). The Air Force Cross has ILMATORJUNTA clasp (Anti-Aircraft Defence) regrads Tomasz
  19. Unmarked crosses in this thread have at least three different needle mountings. Your seems to be same type as shown above by Homerjey. Here is mine, like this one posted by dond. regards Tomasz
  20. For sure not an official award, but looks nice old. Probably a privately made replacement from the 1920-30's. Is this one piece construction? regards Tomasz
  21. Hi, the pin seems to be a little different? (Zimmermann's needle is flat). Could you post a straight picture of the back? Another question: in the book by Henning Volle (Stiftungen und Erneurenungen von deutschen Ehrenzeichen im Ersten Weltkrieg, issued 2014) we cand find information, that Zimmermann took manufacturing of these crosses possibly no later than begining of 1918. So not all Zimmermann pieces are postwar. regards Tomasz