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  1. First ribbon bars has two ribbons of non-official 1st WW Weimar-Republic era: 1) Ostfront-Kreuz des Ehrenbundes Sächsischer Weltkriegsteilnehmer (just half of it) 2) Ordensrat der Deutschen Ehrenlegion i. V. des Verbandes national gesinnter Soldaten e. V. with crossed swords for combattants cheers, C
  2. Some more data (ancestry) on Friedrich Theodor Ludwig von Stamford: Friedrich Ludwig Theodor von Stamford geboren am 23.11.1832 in Allendorf Werra (Bezirk Kassel, Kurfürstentum Hessen), Sohn des Friedrich Wilhelm Leopold von Stamford und der Charlotte Sophie Wiederhold (geb. 1810 – Todesdatum unbekannt), verheiratet in Littlemore (Oxfordshire, England) am 29.09.1869 mit (Harriet) Maud Huntingford (1848-1942). Ehegattin am 23.07.1942 in Belgium verstorben. Tochter Wilhelmine Maud von Stamford in Frankfurt a.M. (Hessen-Nassau, Preussen, Deutsches Reich) 08.02.1871 geboren. Interesting that he married in England! C
  3. Hi Vince! I thought it too. I couldn’t find nothing about the German branch of this family though. https://www.houseofnames.com/stamford-family-crest
  4. Great picture! Thanks for posting it; it looks like this photo was taken during the same period when Stamford would have gotten his Persian order, I wonder the reason of the bestowal. Maybe a high ranking visit from Persia in Waldeck?
  5. Thanks for the kind words. Actually you are right; there weren't many other interesting bars to bid on, with exception of one that had extremely interesting pre-1870/71 combination (MEZ1+2 both first type), also if not researchable. Fortunately this was successfully acquired by another GMIC member... ;-)
  6. @ Paul: I thought so... that marine-blue fabric on the back... ;-) @Heiko: thanks!
  7. New entry... no label on the back, but nonetheless typical early 20ies Godet medal bar. Blue backing, Landwehr staff officer (medical? Not necessarily). I was wondering if this one is ID-able... that BMVO3X and the Lippe cross combination...have a good “viewing”! cheers, C
  8. Interesting... thanks for the most valuable inputs. It could also well be that that Pr66 was listed as a mistake. That wouldn’t be the first time that it happened. Furthermore most of the officers who participated the Franco-Prussian war didn’t always automatically end up with a EK like in later wars when EKs were more abundantly awarded. Not to mention that he got a KDM 70-71 in steel (not in bronze) henceforth for non-combatants. C
  9. Thanks Heiko for the correction... yes it’s a m not n. My fault. There’s no mention of 1866 campaign cross in Efler’s book. I don’t know why Stamford didn’t wear on his bar or miniature chain... that is most strange....
  10. Dear forumites, I'd like to present my latest purchase. A fine medal bar with and a "Miniaturkettchen" (Miniatures) for civilian attire. • Preußen, Roter Adler Orden 4. Kl., Herst. Wagner (OEK 1703 ), S/emailliert; • Preußen, Kronenorden 3. Kl., Herst. Wagner (OEK 1757), G/emailliert; • Preußen; Offz. DA f. 25 Dienstjahre, 4. Form ab 1895 (OEK 1970/1), Br vg; • Preußen, Kriegsdenkmünze für Nichtkämpfer 1870/1871 (OEK 1941/2), St; • Preußen, Zentenarmedaille 1897 (OEK 1965), Br vg; • Persien, Kaiserlicher Sonnen- und Löwenorden gestiftet 1808, Ritterkreuz für Ausländer (sitzender Löwe); • Waldeck, Militärverdienstkreuz für Offiziere 2. Klasse 1861 (OEK 2867), S vg mit echt goldenem AV-Medaillon, Efler Seite 60 133 Verleihungen, zurückgegeben (Tod des Trägers) 38, verliehen am 14.1.1882. This officer resided in Hofgeismar and was Lieutenant-Colonel in the Dragoon Regiment 5 and got his Waldeck MVO2 on January 14th 1882. He was promoted Rittmeister during the Franco-Prussian war (1870-71), Major in 1885 and retired as Oberstleutnant (all this info I got it from the very interesting book of Efler about Waldeck-Pyrmont orders and medals). However I do not have more data about him: date of birth and death, his CV or any other interesting info. It would be also quite interesting to know how he got the Persian order. I would really appreciate a lot if someone could provide me with more info about this a bit elusive officer. Thank you very much in advance for your interest and your future comments and inputs. Best regards, C

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    1 Pair (green) of Schutzpolizei shoulder boards of a Meister (highest NCO Police rank) in good conditions. Eur 55.- plus Eur 15.- insured shipping. 1 Pair of Police shoulder boards of a Gendarmerie Meister (highest NCO Police rank) in good conditions. Weitze sells these (lower rank than this) for Eur 60.-. Eur 55.- plus Eur 15.- insured shipping. 1 Pair of early Wehrmacht (1934-36) Oberfeldwebel shoulder boards with pointed extremities (1935-1939/40) still used in the WW2 early campaigns of Poland and France (1939 and 1940). Eur 149.- plus Eur 15.- insured shipping. 1 Pair of a Panzerjäger Oberfeldwebel shoulder boards of a with metal device cypher "P" (Gothic script) and subdued Tresse, late war, in excellent conditions. Eur 249.- plus Eur 15.- insured shipping Price for both Police shoulder boards (2 Pairs), special price including shipping (+10% discount): Eur 109.- / CHF 130.- Price for all 4 pair of shoulder boards, special price including shipping (+20% discount): Eur 400.- / CHF 475.- Preferred payment in Swiss Francs (CHF) on Swiss bank account free of charges for receiver.



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    I am selling a very nice Officer visor cap EREL in very good condition "Tellerform", or flat upper side of the cap, not saddle type, stiffened by a internal flexible metal wire, to keep the shape. Usually officers they took this wire out in order to give it a more crushed (veteran) look to it. There is only a very tiny moth hole on the crown, barely visible, see pictures. My price is EUR 749.00 + registered shipment Eur 30.00 within EU to be paid by bank transfer (Ebanking/IBAN) on my Swiss Bank account preferably in Swiss Francs (CHF 925.00).


  13. Wooooooooooooooooooow!!!!! no more? Just joking.... thanks a bunch!!!! Now I have pretty enough... interesting the assessment of his superiors, the data on almost all the orders he got.... and also a picture! From very little now we know quite a lot of this E officer...